HighPoint Launches the Industry's First 20Gb/s Hybrid USB 3.0 HBA - RocketU 1142A HighPoint Technologies, Inc., the industry's price-leader for SATA and SAS HBA and storage solutions expands its performance-leading USB 3.0 product line, launching the industry's first Hybrid USB 3.0 HBA, the RocketU 1142A. Powered by 4 independent 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 controllers and a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 interface, the RocketU 1142A is an ideal USB 3.0 upgrade solution for high-performance desktop and workstation PCs. The Ultimate USB 3.0 Upgrade for PCs The RocketU 1142A is the ultimate USB 3.0 upgrade for desktop and workstation PCs. The unique hybrid port architecture features two external 5 Gb/s Type-A ports, and a 10 Gb/s internal expansion port that allows to add USB 3.0 device support to the front panel of desktop and workstation chassis. The two industry standard type-A ports support a variety of external storage devices including USB 3.0 hard drives, SSDs, enclosures and docking bays. The internal port delivers 10 Gb/s worth of transfer bandwidth, and was designed for use with standardized 19-pin USB 3.0 front panel card-readers and device hubs. RocketU 1142A is fully backwards compatible with PCI-Express 1.0 systems, supports external USB hard drives, SSDs, and enclosures of generation and can be easily installed into any standard PC-based desktop and workstation. Device drivers are readily available for popular PC operating systems including Windows 7, Vista, 2008. Complete USB 3.0 Storage Solutions Only HighPoint can deliver 20 Gb/s host-to-target USB 3.0 storage solutions with dedicated 5 Gb/s per-port performance. The RocketU 1142A is the ideal host controller for HighPoint's 10 Gbs RocketStor Storage Enclosures and RocketPanel USB 3.0 front panels. The hybrid internal/external port configuration, dedicated SuperSpeed controllers and PCI-E 2.0 x4 bus-speeds deliver an unprecedented combination of performance and versatility. Availability The RocketU 1142A will become available late-February to early March, from HighPoint's world-wide network of Distribution and Reseller channels.