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4 to 4 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch

Share up to four USB 3.0 devices between four different computers

Product ID: HBS304A24A

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  • 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)
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$135.99USD

In stock: US: 1046 | CA: 74

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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

  • Tech Data 13360368
  • A.B. Distributing, Inc. STAR-HBS304A24A
  • ASI 220169
  • Ingram Micro USA 5DL397
  • D&H HBS304A24A
  • SYNNEX US STA-HBS304A24A
  • 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 20.1 oz [570 g]
Package Length 9.4 in [23.9 cm]
Package Width 6.3 in [16 cm]
Package Height 2.3 in [59 mm]
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 3.7 in [94 mm]
Product Width 3.7 in [94 mm]
Product Height 1.0 in [26 mm]
Weight of Product 4.4 oz [124 g]
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
quick-start guide
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]

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  • 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.
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Useless and overpriced

By: rbetha - 07/11/2021
The device is useless if you actually want to switch between devices more than once. So from A to B and back to A it works but then if you go to B again, if it will kill the USB ports on A so you can't get back into A without a reboot. I've tried with multiple systems and different combinations and always the same - kills the ports. And since all IO is USB, you have to reboot. They also advertise that it has a "remote". It doesn't in in the modern sense. Its a skinny tethered cord about 4 feet in length which won't 6 months of use. And as other are saying you also have to triple click to to get back to A from B since it tries to cycle a non existent C and D. Don't buy it - i can't remember the last time i felt so ripped off.
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