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Sonnet Technologies Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe Card

Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe Card at equip-u.com
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Add SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectivity

Your computer’s USB 2.0 ports are perfectly adequate for connecting mice, keyboards, and printers, but if you need to connect external storage drives, USB 2.0 ports are underpowered in more ways than one—limiting data transfer speeds to around 25–30 MB/s, they can hardly be called “high performance”. Most drives available today include USB 3.0 interfaces and offer significantly better performance than USB 2.0-equipped drives. Though you can connect them to your computer’s USB 2.0 ports, their performance would be reduced by as much as 85 percent! Don’t settle for slow performance—install a Sonnet Allegro™ USB 3.0 4-Port card to instantly add four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to your system to take full advantage of faster speeds.

Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe 4-Port: Up to 10x Faster than USB 2.0

The Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe 4-Port supports USB 3.0 bus-powered hard drives, SSDs, DVDs & Blu-ray® devices with up to 2.0A per port. Additionally, this PCIe computer card includes the following key features:

- Works in Thunderbolt™ Expansion Systems (like Sonnet's Echo™ Express, xMac™ Pro Server, or xMac mini Server)
- Optimized for Maximum Performance Over Thunderbolt
- Four External USB 3.0 Ports
- Charging Ports
- Broad USB 3.0 Device Support & Compatibility
- Supports Hot-Swappable Device Connection
- Plug-and-Play Simplicity (Plugs Directly Into a PCIe Slot)
- Compatbile with Mac® and Windows®
- 5-Year Warranty

Mac Compatibility
Mac Pro® (with card slots)
OS X® 10.8.5+
macOS Sierra compatible

PC Compatibility
PC desktop (with PCIe slots; PCIe 2.0 slots recommended)
Windows® 10, 8, 7
Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008
Thunderbolt Compatibility
Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System

Technical Notes
1. USB 3.0 devices require USB 3.0 cables to support USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) transfer speeds (up to 5 Gb/s). Use of USB 2.0 cables between USB 3.0 devices and Allegro USB 3.0 4-Port is supported, but data transfers are limited to USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480 Mb/s).

2. See Sonnet Support Article FAQ 759 for compatible cable types.

Model Number: USB3-4PM-E