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2 Port 2-to-1 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch – USB Powered

Product ID: USB221SS

Share a single USB 3.0 device between two different computers

Features
  • USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps

  • Connect a USB hub to share additional peripherals

  • Push-button controls for switching between computers

More Features . . .
  • USB-Powered, no additional power adapter or wall outlet required

  • Includes 2 USB A-B cables for PC to switch connection

  • Compact design

  • Plug-and-Play, no software or drivers required

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ID: USB221SS

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The USB221SS 2-to-1 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch lets you share a single USB 3.0 peripheral with 2 different computer systems, avoiding the cost of purchasing duplicate peripherals or the hassle of swapping cables from one system to another.

The USB sharing switch delivers speed and flexibility, with simple push-button controls for switching between computers, and support for SuperSpeed USB bandwidth (up to 5 Gbps) ensuring fast data transfers to/from your shared peripheral device. The switch is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps, 12Mbps respectively), so you don't have to worry about your computer or older peripherals not performing.

The 2-port USB switch can also be connected to a USB hub, to expand the number of devices you can share between the two connected systems, or to a USB drive enclosure or docking station, for a shared external storage solution.

The switch features a compact design that takes up minimal desk space and is USB-powered, so it doesn't require an AC wall outlet.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Reduce operating costs by sharing peripheral devices
  • Save time with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rates
  • Push-button operation for simple switching
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Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Applications
  • Share a USB printer or All-in-One between 2 local computers
  • Switch a USB 3.0 peripheral between 2 computers on a work bench
  • Connect an external hard drive between the two systems for merging data to a single shared drive
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Ports 2
USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Performance
Maximum Cable Length 4.9 ft [1.5 m]
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 Female
2 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS Independent - No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The total cable length from host system to your connected peripheral should not exceed 2.5m (8.2ft)
Indicators
LED Indicators 2 - 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 0.9 in [22 mm]
Product Length 2.7 in [69 mm]
Product Weight 1.4 oz [40 g]
Product Width 1.7 in [42 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 8.4 oz [239 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 Sharing Switch
2 - 1m USB 3.0 A-B Cables
1 - Instruction Manual
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