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Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe Card 2-Ports(USB3M-E)
- + Simple way to add two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to a Mac Pro or desktop PC with PCI Express 2.0 slots
- + Transfers data up to 10x faster than over USB 2.0 connections
- + Supports hot-swappable device connection-plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
- + Powered ports support bus-powered drives
Sonnet Allegro PCIe Card Description:
- Number of Ports : 2 external
- Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 : 5 Gbps
- Bus Interface : PCI Express 2.0 x1
- OS Supported : 7 / Vista / XP / Mac Pro
our computer has USB 2.0 ports, and they have served you well. Talk about compatibility — keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, joysticks, digital cameras, flash drives — what could not you plug in? Talk about performance — well, that is where USB ports 2.0 are merely passable — they limit data transfer speeds to around 25–30 MB/s. For most peripherals, that is perfectly adequate, but when you connect an external drive and expect great performance, that bottleneck is a problem — video editing, backing up, and other data-intensive activities suffer as a result. Enter Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe, the bottleneck breaker!
This Sonnet host controller is based on the new USB 3.0 standard that offers up to 10x the performance of the decade-old USB 2.0 interface. A single hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface is capable of transferring data at up to 125 MB/s, while SSDs (solid state drives) are capable of even faster transfers — install an Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe card into your computer to exploit the full performance potential of these fast drives.
Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe features a PCIe 2.0 bus interface to take advantage of your computer fast expansion card slots. Each of this card ports supports bus-powered storage devices (devices that work without a separate power supply). This card supports hot-swappable storage connections. Install an Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe card into your computer to experience the super speed of USB 3.0 connectivity firsthand.
| || Peripherals Supported (Mac OS X) || |
| || USB 3.0 storage devices, and Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash / SD readers |
| || Peripherals Supported (Windows) || |
| || Industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals |
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| || USB 3.0 with Standard-A male connector, USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector |
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| || Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection |
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| || Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface) xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) standards |
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| || Mac Pro Supports only USB 3.0 storage devices and Sonnet and Lexar USB 3.0 CompactFlash / SD readers Mac OS X Version 10.6+ Mac OS X Lion compatible |
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| || PC (with PCI Express slots; PCI Express 2.0 slots recommended) Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP ||