4 to 4 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch

Share up to four USB 3.0 devices between four different computers

Product ID: HBS304A24A

4 stars (7 reviews) |
  • 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)
Your price
€128,99 EUR excl. VAT
€156,08 EUR incl. VAT

This 4 to 4 USB 3.0 peripheral sharing switch connects four USB 3.0 peripheral devices to four different computers, making it easy to switch between which computer is accessing the ports, 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.

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 4270271
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4844953
  • UPC 065030879156

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS Independent - No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 4 - External Ports USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
1 - External Ports USB Micro-B (5 pin) (Power)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 0~80% RH
Hardware USB-C Device Port(s) No
USB-C Host Connection No
Fast-Charge Port(s) No
Ports 4
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
Bus Type USB 3.0
Indicators 4 - LED Indicators Computer selection indicators
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 570 g [20,1 oz]
Package Length 23,9 cm [9,4 in]
Package Width 16 cm [6,3 in]
Package Height 59 mm [2,3 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
General Specifications Optional power requirements: 5V 2A
Physical Characteristics Form Factor Compact
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 94 mm [3,7 in]
Product Width 94 mm [3,7 in]
Product Height 26 mm [1,0 in]
Weight of Product 124 g [4,4 oz]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
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).
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package peripheral sharing switch
1.8 m [6 ft] remote port selector
4 - Included in Package USB 3.0 cables - USB-A to USB-B
2x 1.2 m [4 ft] / 2x 1.8 m [6 ft]
1 - Included in Package quick-start guide

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    • Language: English
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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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(5 Stars)

4port Peripheral Sharing Switch USB 3.0 5Gbps

By: Starr - 09/20/2018
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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(4 Stars)

Unique

By: nivek - 10/25/2018
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)

4x4 Sharing

By: Andrew11 - 10/31/2018
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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(5 Stars)

By: Nick_142 - 11/07/2018
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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(1 Stars)

Does not work

By: SteveinIT - 09/25/2019
Just purchased this to share a printer between 2 computers. One is Windows 10 and the other is a Macbook Pro. The MBP shows the printer as offline and does not work while the Windows 10 machine is fine. If I plug the MBP directly into the printer it works just fine.
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Matt, Customer Support on 26/09/2019 16:21:36
Hello Steve, We apologize for your negative experience with our HBS304A24A. This hub should work on any standard operating system that supports USB hubs and we want to help fix this for you. Please contact us for support at www.startech.com/support where our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(3 Stars)

Lack of switch control

By: nlee - 03/11/2020
Unit is great however the biggest drawback is that you have to cycle thru all before going back to first. We have 2 computers connected but it does not auto detect so you have to cycle thru the 2 unused ports.
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(5 Stars)

Perfect working from home device

By: alw_Audio - 10/09/2020
I currently have 3 PC's on my desk, a gaming PC, an old Mac Mini and my work laptop. This device is the perfect device for swapping my keyboard, mouse, webcam and Focusrite sound interface between them, for home use and for working from home. The button to switch between outputs is great and comes with a long, but thin cable attached. Four USB3 Type A - Type B cables are provided to connect the outputs to your PC's and are of very high quality and the switch itself is compact. It's not an inexpensive product, but it's very useful and so far has worked seamlessly. The ability to provide additional power via a micro USB is also very useful.
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