Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by BiIl Mixed keyboard / mouse compatibility
I bought this KVM switch for switching between my Windows 7 and CentOS (Linux) systems.
While the switch itself is fairly good quality (and while expensive, seems to be one of the best value options for DVI switching) unfortunately it has struggled to work correctly with my input devices.
My RAT5 mouse works intermittently, while the mouse always moves, sometimes the left mouse button does not seem to register.
I switched to my SteelSeries GW2 mouse in the hope that this may work better, but to my dismay plugging this in causes both my keyboard and the mouse to flash on/off and not work.
I would note that both mice work OK if plugged directly into the computers, so my current solution is to have a mouse plugged into each system - not the best solution after a new purchase.
I currently use a Razer Blackwidow keyboard, it seems the KVM switch may have an issue with the 'polling rate' or something similar, because it seems to intermittently miss a keystroke (or sometimes gets stuck pressing a key until it is pressed again). This is quite annoying when writing code / executing commands in Linux as I'm sure you can imagine. I am hoping that a new keyboard will work better and am planning to purchase one soon.
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So yeah, my advice would be to do your research and perhaps looks for a better model if available. Bear in mind these issues could be specific to my input devices (if you have the same keyboard or mouse DO NOT BUY) but I would still recommend buying a slightly more premium product if you want to avoid any headaches.
14 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SamP Does exactly what I wanted
Easy to set up, worked as soon as plugged in.
Does say somewhere that it doesn't support resolutions over 1080p, I'm using at that res and can see no degradation of picture quality.
Didn't give full marks for value as I expected a product like this to be cheaper although compared to other similar options this seemed cheap.
10 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by John17 Excellent product, works well
I had a problem using a competitor's KVM switch, it wouldn't work on a PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8. I took a chance on this Aten switch, it worked perfectly immediately, It's a no frills, does exactly what is says on the tine. I'm pleased, it's a good-value unit.
15 August 2014