Sonnet

Allegro Pro
SuperSpeed+ USB 3.2 PCI Express 2.0 Card

Mac / PC / USB 3.2 / PCIe
Add Four USB-A 10Gbps Ports Connections to Your System
2X the Performance as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 Connections
The fastest SSD-based USB 3.2 Gen 2 drives now available can transfer data at 800 MB/s—many are bus-powered, too. But, most desktop computers (including many new models) feature old-generation USB interfaces that can’t support that performance, and may not provide enough power to enable those bus-powered drives to function. Break through the bottleneck—install Sonnet’s Allegro Pro Type-A USB 3.2 PCIe(1) card in your Mac Pro® tower, Windows® PC, or Linux computer with PCIe slots; or Thunderbolt™ to PCIe card expansion system to support your fast USB drives at maximum performance.
Two Gen 2 Controllers, Four USB-A Ports
Featuring two 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 controllers and four USB-A ports, the Allegro PCIe card supports the fastest USB drives available, yet provides the most common connection type for peripheral devices.
The Speed and Power
Connected to a single USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD RAID device, Sonnet’s Allegro PCIe card supports data transfers up to 800 MB/s—transfers complete in half the time compared with using a USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.0 adapter card! Made possible through the use of dual controllers, with two connected drives, each port supports simultaneous 660 MB/s transfers. With four drives connected, each port supports simultaneous 300 MB/s transfers!
No Auxiliary Power Needed
Ordinary USB-A cards require the connection of a separate power connector. The Allegro draws the power it needs from the slot it’s installed in to power connected drives, enabling you to install the card in any compatible computer or Thunderbolt expansion system that doesn’t have these power connectors available.
Independent Power Regulation for Each Port
Ordinary USB-A cards can provide poor power regulation through their ports. The Allegro PCIe card protects each port from power glitches on adjacent ports—such as when a hard drive spins up after connection—preventing auto-disconnects of already-connected drives.
Resettable Fuses
Unlike ordinary USB-A cards, the Allegro features a resettable fuse on each port to protect the card and your computer should a cable or peripheral fail. Resetting a tripped fuse is simple— just shut down and restart your computer.
Add USB 3.2 to Your Thunderbolt Mac
Got a Mac with a Thunderbolt connection, but no PCIe slot? The Allegro is ideal for use in Sonnet’s Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion systems, including Echo Express™ and xMac™ desktop and rackmount systems.
Perfect for the Extra Slot in Your Multi-Slot Thunderbolt System
Have a multi-slot Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion system with an open slot? Installing an Allegro Pro Type-A USB 3.2 PCIe card is an excellent way to inexpensively add four SuperSpeed USB-A 10Gbs ports to your computer.
Easy Installation, Broad Device Support
The full-height Allegro PCIe card installs easily into any PCIe x4 (mechanical) or larger slot. The Sonnet card features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration, and works with all USB-IF compliant USB peripherals.

Product Specifications:

Sonnet Part Number

  • USB3-PRO-4P10-E

Mac OS Compatiblity

  • macOS 10.12 and later

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 7 and later

Other OS Compatibility

  • Linux 4.12+ Kernel (LTS Version Only)

Card Form Factor

  • PCIe Half Length Full Height

Card Interface

  • PCIe 3.1 X4

Chipset

  • 2x ASMedia 1142

Ports

  • (4) USB Type Gen 3.2

Hot Swap Support

  • Yes

Hot Plug Suppot

  • Yes

Certifications

  • RoHS

Dimensions

  • Height: 13.9 cm (5.5 in)
  • Width: 1.4 cm (0.5 in)
  • Length: 22 cm (8.7 in)

Weight

  • 362.0 g (0.80 lbs)

Notes

  • Requires macOS 10.12.6 or greater
  • Product name and/or description updated to reflect current USB naming conventions:USB 3.2 Gen 2 = USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.2 Gen 1 = USB 3.0
  • Data transfer speeds can be limited by cable type (USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.0, or USB 2.0), as well as the speeds supported by the device itself.
  • macOS 10.10 and 10.12 erroneously reports a 5Gbps connection when connected at 10Gbps.
  • Must authorize charging support kernal extension in Security and Privacy System Preferences. (Unlock, then allow.)
  • Not compatible with Thunderbolt 1 PCIe Expansion systems.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Sonnet Technologies p/n USB3-PRO-4P10-E UPC#: 732311012631
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.06GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 12-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.4GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 6-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2009)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 4-Core (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz
PC Desktop
PC
PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD and available PCI-Express x4 lane or better slot
OWC Helios
OWC Mercury Helios
Thunderbolt PCIe
expansion chassis

Includes

  • (1) Allegro Pro USB 3.1 Gen 2 PCIe Computer Card
  • (1) Documentation
Sonnet Allegro Pro SuperSpeed+ USB 3.2 PCI Express 2.0 Card Mfr P/N: USB3-PRO-4P10-E OWC SKU: STIUSB3PRO4P10E Adds four USB 3.2 ports to your system, transfers data up to 10Gb/s, and supports USB 3.1 and USB 3.0 bus-powered devices Sonnet Technologies 5 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $147.99
Add to CartSonnet Technologies  USB3-PRO-4P10-E In Stock, Click to Buy Now