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HighPoint Launches the 2nd Generation USB 3.0 Storage Dock

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Posted August 26, 2013 by Kevin in Hardware
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August 2013 – Milpitas, CA – HighPoint, an industry leading Storage HBA and solutions manufacturer, has officially launched its second generation USB 3.0 Storage Dock – the RocketStor 5422.

HighPoint’s innovative dual-5Gb/s bay architecture and UAS support deliver an unprecedented level of transfer bandwidth for a USB-based storage solution. The RocketStor 5422 is the industry’s fastest dual-bay USB 3.0 storage dock, and is ideal for high-speed 6Gb/s SATA SSD’s and 4TB hard drives.

UAS Performance Boost: Maximizing the Performance Capability of USB 3.0 devices

UAS (USB Attached SCSI) is a computer protocol that is used to transfer data to and from USB storage devices such as hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs) and thumb/flash drives. UAS is dependent on the USB protocol, and utilizes the standard SCSI command set.

UAS offers maximized bandwidth utilization, and can handle multiple data transfer requests simultaneously, unlike the slower queue system of BOT (Bulk Only Transport), which only provides single-task commands – each task must complete before the next begins. As a result, USB 3.0 connections working in UASP mode result in higher transfer speeds and lower CPU utilization. UAS clears data queues faster, which results in smoother-operating PC’s.

 

The RocketStor 5422 delivers unprecedented USB 3.0 performance when paired with HighPoint’s 3rd generation RocketU 1144C HBA. Both devices are fully UAS enabled, and are designed to maximize the performance potential of USB 3.0 connectivity.

 

Uncompromised High Performance Storage

 

The RocketStor 5422 gives you the freedom to use any off-the-shelf SATA disk – from today’s fastest SSD’s and high-capacity multi-terabyte hard drives, to cost-effective SATA I and II devices.

The open-topped design and hot-plug/hot-swap support allows you to quickly access any industry standard SATA hard drive or SSD. The compact form factor and rugged, lightweight construction make it an excellent portable storage solution for laptop PC’s and Macbooks with dual USB 3.0 ports.

No Mess – No Hassle:

 

The RocketStor 5422 requires a minimal amount of physical workspace; the open-topped device bays allow you to use any generation of 2.5”/3.5” SATA SSD & hard drive. The dual-USB and power cables can be easily removed and installed as needed, ideal for multi-system access and storage on the go. True Plug & Play design allows you to add or remove disk on the fly, as needed, risk-free.

 

Availability and Pricing

The RocketStor 5422 is available immediately from HighPoint’s world-wide network of Distribution and Retail channels.

 

Distribution Channels: ASI, D&H Distribution, MaLabs,

E-Commerce Channels: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, B&H, Newegg.com

 

MSRP:

RocketStor 5422 – USD& 99.00

 

Why Choose HighPoint?

 

For over 18 years, HighPoint storage products and industry-proven RAID Technology have been integrated into an extensive array of high-performance, mass storage solutions delivered by leading Solution Providers from across the globe. HighPoint manufactures an extensive range of USB 3.0, SAS, SATA and Thunderbolt™ storage connectivity devices for professional, SMB and consumer applications.
e provide a comprehensive selection of installation-ready device drivers, Storage Management Suites and API Packages for our entire range of RocketRAID host bus adapters and storage expansion modules. Our Integration-Ready software packages and growing range of Storage Software Solutions allow professional Solution Providers to design, custom-tailor, and deploy unique storage products that meet the need of any computing platform, customer type and application.



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