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Portable 4 Port SuperSpeed Mini USB 3.0 Hub - White

Add four external USB 3.0 ports to your notebook or Ultrabook™ with a slim, portable hub

Product ID: ST4300MINU3W

  • Four USB type-A ports that can be accessed simultaneously
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant, with data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.0/1.1 specifications and devices
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  • Compact and portable design with built-in cable
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
$41.99 AUD exc GST
$46.19 AUD inc GST
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Overview

The ST4300MINU3W Portable 4 Port SuperSpeed Mini USB 3.0 Hub (White) lets you expand your USB connectivity by turning a single USB 3.0 port into four external USB 3.0 ports. The integrated cable design makes this mini USB hub the perfect accessory for your Mac® / PC notebook or Ultrabook™ computer.

The 4 Port USB 3.0 hub supports USB 3.0 data bandwidth (5 Gbps - up to 10x more than USB 2.0) and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices, ensuring flawless performance from all of your USB peripherals/devices, regardless of their age.

Ideal for home and business users who require portability, the external USB 3.0 hub is USB-powered and features a rugged, compact design with a built-in cable so no additional cables are needed to connect the hub to your system.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect up to four USB 3.0/2.0/1.x devices simultaneously at their maximum speeds
  • Compact design with a built-in cable for ease of use and portability

Applications

Mac or PC notebook / Ultrabook™ users with limited USB 3.0 ports and multiple USB 3.0 devices

Make hard to access USB ports more accessible, by being able to position the hub anywhere the cable will reach

Separate tightly packed USB ports, to better accommodate larger USB plugs or prevent overcrowding

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Genesys Logic - GL3522
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Interface USB 3.0
Ports 4
USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
External Ports 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB Port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
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
Cable Length 5.7 in [145 mm]
Color White
Enclosure Type Plastic
Form Factor Compact
Product Height 0.6 in [14 mm]
Product Length 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Weight 1.3 oz [38 g]
Product Width 1.4 in [36 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4 oz [112 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 hub
1 - quick-start guide
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

It is possible to use some USB hubs without a power supply, however, doing so may prevent the USB hub or certain high-power USB peripherals from operating.  It is always recommended to use an included power supply with a USB hub when possible.

When a power adapter is not used on a hub that comes with a power adapter, power is drawn from the USB port on the computer and then divided between the ports on the hub. This reduces the power delivery to individual ports and high-powered USB peripherals, such as external hard drives, may not start.

On USB hubs that can use a power adapter, more power can be supplied to USB ports than what is possible with a single USB port.

If your USB peripherals require power adapters, they probably do not require power from the USB port and can be used on a USB hub without a power adapter. With USB peripherals that use power adapters, the USB ports on the hub are only used for data transfer and do not draw power from the hub.

USB peripherals that require low power (for example, keyboards and mice) can be used on hubs without a power adapter, in conjunction with other low-power USB peripherals. In this case, power is drawn from the computer's USB port, as described above.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a USB hub, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • USB A-to-B cable

  • Computer USB port

  • USB peripheral(s)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the USB cable and USB peripheral(s) in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different USB cable, USB port, and USB peripheral in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the hub, make sure that you do the following:

  • If a power adapter is included, provide power to the USB hub.

  • Attach a USB peripheral. The USB hub will not appear in any hardware listings on your system, but USB devices do appear when they are connected.

  • Install the drivers for the USB peripheral.

  • Install the latest drivers for the USB controller and motherboard chipset.

Note: No drivers or software are required for the USB hub to work with your operating system. The USB hub works independently of software and works with any operating system.

When testing your USB peripherals, make sure that you do the following:

  • If required, attach external power.

  • Confirm that the peripheral works on a standard USB port.

If the USB peripheral(s) can be detected on a standard USB port and not on the hub, do the following:

  • Use a new USB A-to-B cable.

  • Test your setup using basic USB peripherals, such as a keyboard or mouse.

  • Test using another USB port.

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.