Pros

  • Added speed boost with USB 2.0 drives
  • Works with most USB 3.0 drives

Cons

  • Incompatible with some Seagate external drives
  • RocketU-created RAID only compatible with card

Manufacturer’s Description

Why handicap your external storage devices with standard USB 3.0 cards, or device hubs? RocketU HBA’s are the only USB 3.0 controllers on the market capable of delivering true 5Gb/s per-port performance. HighPoint’s unique HBA design ensures that each device port delivers true USB 3.0 SuperSpeed transfer rates. Four dedicated device ports and PCI-E 2.0 x4 bus speeds eliminate the performance bottlenecks associated with conventional USB cards, and provide the throughput needed for today’s fastest external drives and enclosures.