HighPoint Technologies, Inc., an industry leading HBA and storage solutions manufacturer, unveils the Industry’s first 4-Port PCI-E Gen 2 x4, 20Gb/s USB 3.0 SuperSpeed HBA, the RocketU 1144A. Designed for high-performance Desktop PCs, each of the RocketU 1144As four dedicated USB 3.0 ports provides 5Gb/s of throughput, and are optimized for today’s fastest USB 3.0 external storage devices. USB 3.0 HBAs that already exist in today’s marketplace impose a performance bottleneck on multi-drive configurations, limiting transfer rates to 5Gb/s. Such controllers limit the potential of today’s high-speed SSD’s and external RAID enclosures. HighPoint has capitalized on recent advances in USB 3.0 connectivity, and has made 5Gb/s per-port performance a reality. No longer limited to the convenience of plug-and-play, USB 3.0 has emerged as a truly viable option for today’s high-speed SSD and hard drives. HighPoint’s RocketU 1144A employs the latest USB 3.0 technology to deliver an unbeatable 20 Gb/s transfer bandwidth for under US $100. This optimal balance of cost and performance makes it an ideal external storage solution for high-performance PCs. High Speed External Storage for Desktop PCs The RocketU 1144A is the industry's first and only PCI-E x4 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed HBA, and delivers class-leading transfer bandwidth up to 20Gb/s; perfect for high-speed external USB 3.0 SSD’s and hard drives. The RocketU 1144A is the ideal upgrade for any Windows or Linux PCs, and is well suited for portable storage devices, external backup solutions, and high-speed SSD’s for the ultimate gaming multi-media experience. The RocketU 1144A can be installed into any free PCI-Express Gen 2.0/Gen 1.0 x4, x8 or x16 slot, is fully backwards compatible with USB specifications 2.0 and 1.1, and is xHCI compliant. Availability and Pricing The HighPoint RocketU 1144A is available immediately, from a world-wide network of Distribution and Reseller channels. Price is $89.00. For more information, visit the product page.