USB 3.0 Front Panel 4 Port Hub – 3.5in or 5.25in Bay

Add a 4-port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub to the 3.5" front bay opening of a computer case

Product ID: 35BAYUSB3S4

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  • TAA Compliant
  • Four front accessible USB type-A ports
  • Fits into any 3.5" computer case front bay
Your price
$100.99 AUD excl. GST
$111.09 AUD incl. GST

The 35BAYUSB3S4 3.5-inch Front Bay to 4-Port USB 3.0 Panel Hub is TAA compliant and turns any available 3.5-inch computer case front bay into a 4-Port USB 3.0 hub.

Using only a single USB connection, this front panel hub adds four easily accessible USB ports to the front of your computer case through a 3.5-inch bay, or through a 5.25-inch bay using the optional Front Bay Bracket Adapter (BRACKETFDBK) accessory. Each of the added ports is compliant with the USB 3.0 standard which supports up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth (10x faster than the USB 2.0 standard) and up to 900mA of power.

Accessorize with the PEXUSB3S11 PCI Express card to provide an internal USB 3.0 port, so as to keep the external ports free for external devices. Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Expand your system's USB 3.0 capabilities with additional ports for connecting high speed external storage devices
  • Add easier to access USB ports to the front of a computer system instead of the rear
  • Make use of an internal USB port and unused 3.5" front bay to increase the system's expandability

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect up to four USB 3.0/2.0/1.x devices simultaneously, through your computers front 3.5" bay
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports up to 5 Gbps of bandwidth and up to 900mA of power per port to support faster and more powerful devices
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Australia 1991212
  • UPC 065030846004

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Internal Ports 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
1 - SATA Power (15 pin)
External Ports 4 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH
Hardware USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Ports 4
Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
USB 3.0
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL811+
Indicators LED Indicators 4 - USB Device Link (Green)
Packaging Information Package Height 1.3 in [32 mm]
Package Length 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.5 lb [0.2 kg]
Package Width 6.9 in [17.5 cm]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Physical Characteristics Form Factor Drive Bay
Weight of Product 3.5 oz [98 g]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 4.7 in [12 cm]
Product Width 3.9 in [100 mm]
Product Height 1.0 in [2.5 cm]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available 3.5 inch front bay
Available USB 3.0 type A port
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 3.5" Front Panel
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - Mounting Screw Kit
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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.

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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Used the old floppy spot and works great!

By: TedL - 10/17/2014
Four USB 3 ports on the front of the PC and powered.
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