Sonnet Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card

Sonnet has announced its new Allegro Pro 8-Port 10Gbps USB-C PCIe 3.0 Adapter Card. This card features four USB 3.2 Gen 2 controllers and a PCIe 3.0 Bridge Chip. It also supports eight high-speed connections at the same time and delivers 7.5 Watts of power through each port.

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The Allegro Pro fits inside a single-width card space and it is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers with an available x16 PCIe slot, and Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt ports when installed in a Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system with an available x16 PCIe slot.

What is it for?

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The Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card enables users to connect and power up to eight high-performance USB peripherals to their computer at the same time, all while providing a full 10Gbps connection through each port. The Allegro card supports USB bus-powered SSD, SSD RAID, and hard drive devices with up to 7.5 watts of power to every port, without the user having to connect auxiliary power to the card or AC power adapters to the devices for operation.

Sonnet designed the Allegro card with a focus on intelligent power management and delivery for powering connected drives through its ports to deliver reliable operation when multiple drives are connected. The card incorporates advanced technologies including independent power regulation that isolates each port to prevent cross-coupled power glitches such as when a hard drive spins up after connection which may cause accidental disconnects of other connected devices.

Who is likely to use it?

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Broadcasters, post, and AV professionals that need the ability to quickly move files quickly between multiple drives are the likely target market for this product. Sonnet’s Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card makes it easy for users to add eight super-fast 10Gbps USB-C ports to their setups and benefit from significantly faster data transfers of up to 1,000 MB/s per port at the same time.

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Even in computers with multiple expansion card slots, every slot can be valuable. Installing two 4-port adapter cards may not always be a good option. The Allegro Pro card is the only one available that features eight USB-C ports.

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The card’s ports are spaced to enable connection of eight cables and even USB-C male to USB-A female adapters at the same time.

Price & Availability

The Allegro Pro USB-C 8-Port PCIe Card is available now from Sonnet for $399.99 USD.

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