HighPoint Launches the Industry’s Fastest 2-Bay USB 3.0 Drive Dock – RocketStor 5422A June 2014, Milpitas, CA. HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, continuously strives to deliver the fastest performing USB Drive Docks to today’s marketplace, and has announced the release of its 3rd Generation Dual Dedicated 5Gb/s USB 3.0 Storage Dock – the RocketStor 5422A.   The RocketStor 5422A delivers the industry’s fastest USB transfer performance with a premium USB 3.0 feature set. With an MSRP of $59.99, the RocketStor 5422A is the is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to add dual-bay, high-speed SATA SSD and multi-terabyte hard drive storage to any computer with USB ports! Easily access SATA drives of any generation, size and performance level! The RocketStor 5422A supports any off the shelf SATA SSD and hard drive! It fully compatible with any performance level; from SATA 1 to SATA III, supports 3.5” and 2.5” form factors, and can handle disks of any capacity including the latest 6TB models. The RocketStor 5422A can be used with any PC or Mac system with USB ports, is fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0/1.0 connectors, and requires no driver or additional software to setup – just plug and go! * • Industry’s Fastest Dual-Bay USB Drive Dock – Dual Dedicated USB 3.0 Engines • Dual Dedicated 6Gb/s SATA slots deliver ideal performance for 6Gb/s SATA SSD’s • Works with any 2.5”/3.5” SATA SSD & HDD • No capacity limitation – supports up to 6TB hard drives • Perfect Storage Companion for USB 3.0 Notebooks & Motherboards • Mac and PC compatible Uncompromised, Dual Dedicated 5Gb/s Performance *RocketStor 5422A storage docks employ HighPoint’s innovative dual-dedicated 5Gb/s bay architecture with UASP support, to deliver the fastest performance possible over a USB connection.   UASP Performance Boost: The RocketStor 5422A is fully UASP compliant and is designed to maximize the performance capability of USB 3.0 devices. UASP (USB Attached SCSI) is a computer protocol that is used to transfer data to and from USB storage devices 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. USB 3.0 connections working in UASP mode result in higher transfer speeds and lower CPU utilization. SMART Green Energy Ready: Automatically Spins down the drive when there is no I/O activity or the System enters Sleep Mode *The RocketStor 5422A supports common Power Management features provided by Windows and OS X operating systems, such as Sleep Mode and Hibernation. The RocketStor 5422A and hosted hard drives will enter a low-power state when the operating system enters standby or sleep modes, in order to conserve energy and maintain optimal efficiency. Availability and Pricing The RocketStor 5422A is available immediately from HighPoint’s North American Distribution and Retail channels. MSRP: USD $59.99. Why Choose HighPoint? For the past 19 years, HighPoint Technologies has been a pioneering force in the storage industry, delivering a wide range of storage controllers for all levels of production; from Chipsets & RAID HBA to today’s external Storage & Adapter Device Solutions. Our hardware and FW engineering teams have been at the forefront of the storage industry for the better part of two decades. We specialize in performance oriented user-application focused design, development and manufacture, and continuously work to improve our products based on direct feedback from our valued customers. Over the years, we have forged strong alliances and technology partnerships with industry-leading storage providers, which enable us to quickly deliver the latest in storage technology to the global marketplace. Product Design Philosophy: Taking the Complexity and High Cost out of today’s Cutting Edge Storage Technology HighPoint understand the importance and appeal of high performance in today’s marketplace. HighPoint’s mission is to deliver quality, cutting storage performance at affordable price points – from business and professional media applications, to personalized solutions for the home enthusiast and power user.

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