- Technical Specifications
Add USB 2.0 Connections to Your Mac or PC!
Everybody's got USB 2.0 peripherals—printers, scanners, digital cameras, external drives, an iPod®, an iPhone®—and there never seems to be enough ports on a computer to plug all of them in. If you’ve got an older computer, it probably has USB 1.1 ports, which are fine for keyboards and mice, but far too slow for transferring data to and from USB 2.0 devices. Add the low cost Sonnet Allegro™ USB 2.0 PCI adapter card to your computer and bring it up to speed with high-speed USB technology!
Considering a hub? Consider the tradeoffs. Every peripheral you plug in has to share a single port's bandwidth (potentially affecting the devices' performance), and you may have to plug it into a power outlet as well as your computer in order to operate some devices. Sonnet's Allegro USB 2.0 adds five (four external, one internal) high-speed USB 2.0 connections to your computer without the need for an external box or AC power adapter—no trade-offs necessary. Each of Allegro USB 2.0’s five powered ports supports bus-powered peripherals (devices that work without a separate power supply, including some small external drives and scanners) and hi-speed data transmission.
Adds five USB 2.0 ports to any compatible computer without the tradeoffs of a hub
Supports hot-swappable device connection—plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
Supports bus-powered devices without a separate power supply
Easy installation—plug and play—no drivers to install
Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
Power Mac G4 (with PCI slots)
Power Mac® G3 (Blue & White)
OS X® 10.5.2+, 10.4(1), and 10.3(1)
Mac OS 9 (at USB 1.1 speed)
PC (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows XP SP2