4 Port Portable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub with Built-in Cable

Add four USB 3.0 ports to your laptop or Ultrabook using this slim, portable hub with an extended-length cable

Product ID: ST4300PBU3

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  • Four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, with data transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • Travel friendly, with a portable, lightweight design and a built-in cable that offers flexible desk placement options
  • Perfect for your laptop, MacBook, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Book
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$44.99CAD
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This 4-Port Portable USB 3.0 Hub with Built-in Cable turns a single USB 3.0 port into four, letting you connect more of your devices to your computer.

The hub features a built-in, 25 cm (10 in) cable that is longer than what most traditional hubs offer. The extended-length cable gives you the flexibility to place the hub and your devices exactly where you want them, and it ensures the hub can connect to your laptop or tablet regardless of where the laptop’s USB 3.0 port is located.

Expand the connectivity of your laptop when you travel

This portable USB 3.0 hub is great for adding extra ports to your laptop, tablet, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and other Microsoft Surface products.

With an integrated cable you have more flexibility to place the hub on your desk as desired. Plus, the hub is USB-powered for easy transport when you travel.

Upright port-configuration saves desk space

This USB hub offers a block-style design with ports placed across the top surface of the hub. With upright port access your connected devices (for example, flash drives and mouse and keyboard wireless receivers) take up less desk space.

Alternatively, you can lay the hub on its side for easy cable connections to devices like external hard drivers or printers.

Designed for easy use

With its compact design, you can easily position the USB 3.0 (also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1) hub on your desk or workspace to make your USB devices more accessible. There’s also ample space between the USB 3.0 ports, so it’s easy to plug and unplug the devices you use the most.

The USB 3.0 hub is natively supported in virtually all operating systems, which makes for an easy setup with no driver installation required. And because it’s backward compatible, you can connect both new and legacy USB devices (for example USB 2.0 peripherals).

The ST4300PBU3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Flexible hub placement options with an extended-length cable, so you can connect a wide variety of peripherals at home or in the office
  • Make hard to access USB ports more accessible, by positioning the hub anywhere the cable will reach
  • Ideal for Laptop and Ultrabook™ users with limited USB 3.0 ports
  • Separate tightly packed USB ports, to better accommodate larger USB plugs or prevent overcrowding

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect up to four USB 3.0/2.0/1.x devices simultaneously at their maximum speeds
  • Save desk space by connecting USB keys and dongles upright

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 60185U
  • Tech Data Canada 6615BX
  • SYNNEX Canada 5147603
  • ASI Distribution Canada 139670
  • D&H Canada ST4300PBU3CA
  • UPC 065030851084

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 4 - External Ports USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
1 - External Ports USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature -5°C to 45°C (23°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 75°C (14°F to 167°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
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL812
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power
Packaging Information Package Height 1.2 in [30 mm]
Package Length 3.9 in [100 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.6 oz [131 g]
Package Width 7.2 in [18.3 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
MTBF 43977.72 hours
Physical Characteristics Form Factor Compact
Weight of Product 2.6 oz [74 g]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 10.0 in [25.4 cm]
Product Length 5.4 in [13.7 cm]
Product Width 1.2 in [30 mm]
Product Height 0.9 in [22 mm]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS Independent; No additional drivers or software required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 Hub
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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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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