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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card.  - 1144A 4-port USB 3.0 Card.
Thu, Mar 01 2012 | 12:01PM | Filed under: Peripherals| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Upgrade to USB 3.0, they said. You'll get 5Gbit/s, they said. Gah, if only that were indeed the case. Between the bottlenecks of a PCIe x1 interface and shared controller design, most expansion cards are ill-suited for serious storage needs. Thankfully, there is an alternative in sight. Today I'll take a look at the one 4-port USB 3.0 card that doesn't have either bottleneck, the HighPoint RocketU 1144A. One host bus adapter to rule them all? Read on to find out...


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