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4X4 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch

Share up to four USB 3.0 devices between four different computers

Product ID: HBS304A24A

  • Save costs by sharing four USB peripherals between four computers
  • Remote port selector lets you switch devices from one computer to another, with the press of a button
  • USB 3.0 throughput support with data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps (backwards compatible)
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  • Hot-pluggable USB switch, with over-current protection
  • Includes four USB-A to USB-B cables - 2x 1.2 m (4 ft) / 2x 1.8 m (6 ft)
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Overview

This 4x4 USB 3.0 peripheral sharing switch lets you share four USB 3.0 peripheral devices between four different computers, providing a cost-effective way to create a more productive, space-efficient work area. 

Save costs and time by sharing peripherals

Save the expense of purchasing duplicate peripherals, by sharing devices (such as USB printers, portable hard drives, mouse and keyboard) with up to four computers. The USB switch also lets you avoid having to swap cables from one system to another, saving time and effort.

Fast data transfer speed

Enjoy fast data transfers to and from your shared peripheral devices. The USB switch supports USB 3.0 (up to 5Gbps), providing high-bandwidth support for devices like external hard drives and webcams. The USB 3.0 switch is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 and works with older devices.

Easy to use

The plug-and-play USB switch is easy to use, with no drivers or software required. It features a remote port selector that lets you switch peripheral devices from one computer to another with the press of a button. The LED indicates the active computer.

The switch’s compact design takes up minimal desk space and it’s USB-powered.

Share more devices

The 4-port USB switch can also be connected to a USB hub or docking station, to expand the number of shared devices.

The HBS304A24A is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Ideal for small businesses and home offices.

Share a USB 3.0 peripheral between up to four computers on a work bench.

Connect an external hard drive between four systems for merging data to a single shared drive.

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
Ports 4
USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Optional power requirements 5V 2A
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
External Ports 4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Receptacle
4 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Receptacle
1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin) (Power) Receptacle
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent - No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The switch does not require an external power source as it draws power from the computers that it’s connected to. If you have a special application that requires additional power, such as higher powered USB peripherals or if less than 4 hosts are connected and powered at one time, connect a 5V source to the power adapter port (USB Micro-B).
Indicators
LED Indicators 4 - Computer selection indicators
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 0~80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Compact
Product Height 1 in [26 mm]
Product Length 3.7 in [94 mm]
Product Weight 4.4 oz [124 g]
Product Width 3.7 in [94 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 20.1 oz [570 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - peripheral sharing switch
1 - 1.8 m [6 ft] remote port selector
4 - USB 3.0 cables - USB-A to USB-B
2x 1.2 m [4 ft] / 2x 1.8 m [6 ft]
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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4X4 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch

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Nice little addition to the desk. Small enough to stay out of the way too. Great for sharing anything USB. I've got a desktop PC and a TB3 dock on my desk (used with Macbook and a Dell mobile workstation). I can switch my backup drive, scanner, and USB headset between the PC and the dock without having to get into the cabling. Serious time saver. My PC and my dock don't share video, and swapping the keyboard/mouse was a pain. So while this is NOT a KVM, nor is it designed to be one, I was easily able to share the keyboard and mouse between my PC and my dock using this USB switch. :) I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(5 stars) 4x4 Sharing

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I really like the concept and design of this USB sharing switch. If you have a lot of computers and are sharing USB peripherals by moving cables around, this will allow you to connect them all together, and then with the included remote cabled switch, hide all those cables away and keep your work surface neat and tidy. One thing I did note was that for some USB Memory keys, you might need a microUSB cable to provide a little more power. This cable isn’t included and though most people have a bunch of them, it’s worth mentioning to have one handy during setup. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(4 stars) Unique

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I found this to be a very unique and useful device. Setup was easy and all the cables I needed were provided.
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(5 stars) 4port Peripheral Sharing Switch USB 3.0 5Gbps

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What a great device. Everything you need comes in the box. It includes a cable with a one button push to change computers accessibility to the shared devices. The led lights show which computer is active. They even included a USB Micro-B port to allow you to plug in a 5V power cable in case your peripheral requires more power than what the computer delivers through the normal USB 3.0 ports.
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