Sonnet Allegro USB 3.1 Two-Port USB-C 10Gb PCIe Card (15W per port)





RRP Price (inc gst): $145.00

Part #: USB3C-2PM-E

Warranty:  1  Year

When it comes to supporting the fastest USB drives available, your computer’s USB 3.0 ports are perfectly adequate… for connecting peripherals that don’t depend on the ultimate USB 3.1 speeds. However, common USB 3.0 ports can be underachievers—at 5Gbps, they can’t support the maximum performance from many storage devices, and may not provide enough power to enable them to operate. You need SuperSpeed+ USB. You need Sonnet’s Allegro USB-C PCIe card.

The Allegro™ USB-C PCIe supports data transfers at up to twice as fast as USB 3.0, and can also deliver 15W of power per port to USB-C bus-powered devices (three times the 4.5W specified in the USB 3.0 spec). Don’t settle for mediocre performance or insufficient power for the fastest SSDs—install an Allegro USB-C card to instantly add two Gen 2 USB 3.1 ports to your system and take full advantage of today’s SSD performance.

Speed and Power
Sonnet’s Allegro USB-C PCIe computer card supports data transfers up to 960 MB/s when connected to a USB-C Gen 2 SSD RAID device—transfers complete in half the time compared with using a USB 3.0 2.5-inch SSD! Sonnet specially engineered the Allegro USB-C card to provide 15W of power through each of its ports. The ports communicate with the host that 3A of VBUS current is available, enabling this Sonnet solution to support USB-C bus-powered SSDs and SSD RAID devices that need 15W during demanding write operations.

  • SuperSpeed+ USB Technology – Adds two 10Gbps USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) ports to your Mac Pro® with PCIe slots, Windows® PC, Linux computer or Thunderbolt™ to PCIe card expansion system; transfers data up to 2x as fast as USB 3.0 connections
  • Super-Powered Ports – Supports USB-C bus-powered SSD, SSD RAID, and hard drive devices with up to 15W (3.0A) power per port
  • Protected Ports – Independent power regulation isolates each port to prevent cross-coupled power glitches that may cause accidental disconnects
  • Resettable Fuses – Device overcurrent fuses are resettable—just shut down your machine to reset a fuse without permanent damage to card or computer
  • PCIe Data Link Auto-Negotiation – Card auto-negotiates one lane data link in a PCIe 3.0 slot and two lanes in a PCIe 2.0 slot, ensuring full 10Gbps performance in either generation PCIe slot
  • Broad USB Device Support & Compatibility – Supports storage, hubs, and other USB-IF compliant USB devices
  • Supports Hot-Swappable Device Connection – Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
  • Optimized for Thunderbolt – Provides maximum performance over Thunderbolt
  • Easy Installation – Quick and easy user installation into any available PCIe slot