StarTech 2P 2-to-1 USB3 Peripheral Sharing Switch

StarTech.com 2 Port 2-to-1 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch – USB Bus Powered

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Scan code: LN58699 Manufacturer code: USB221SS Request call
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Product Overview The USB221SS 2-to-1 USB 3.0 Peripheral Sharing Switch lets you share a single USB 3.0 peripheral with 2 different computer systems, avoiding the cost of purchasing duplicate peripherals or the hassle of swapping cables from one system to another.

The USB sharing switch delivers speed and flexibility, with simple push-button controls for switching between computers, and support for SuperSpeed USB bandwidth (up to 5 Gbps) ensuring fast data transfers to/from your shared peripheral device. The switch is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 (480Mbps, 12Mbps respectively), so you don't have to worry about your computer or older peripherals not performing.

The 2-port USB switch can also be connected to a USB hub, to expand the number of devices you can share between the two connected systems, or to a USB drive enclosure or docking station, for a shared external storage solution. Features • USB 3.0 data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
• Connect a USB hub to share additional peripherals
• Push-button controls for switching between computers
• USB-Powered, no additional power adapter or wall outlet required
• Includes 2 USB A-B cables for PC to switch connection
• Compact design
• Plug-and-Play, no software or drivers required

Connector(s)
External PortsUSB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female
USB 3.0 B (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female
Environmental
Humidity0~80% RH
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Hardware
Bus TypeUSB 3.0
Ports2
Indicators
LED IndicatorsComputer selection indicators
Package Contents
Included in Package1m USB 3.0 A-B Cables
Instruction Manual
USB 3.0 Sharing Switch
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight239 g [8.4 oz]
Performance
Maximum Cable Length1.5 m [4.9 ft]
Maximum Data Transfer Rate5 Gbps
Type and RateUSB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
Physical Characteristics
ColorBlack
Enclosure TypePlastic
Product Height22 mm [0.9 in]
Product Length69 mm [2.7 in]
Product Weight40 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width42 mm [1.7 in]
Power
Power SourceUSB-Powered
Software
OS CompatibilityOS Independent - No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
NoteThe total cable length from host system to your connected peripheral should not exceed 2.5m (8.2ft)
Specifications
Specifications
Interface USB
Connectivity  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
SCAN
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StarTech 2P 2-to-1 USB3 Peripheral Sharing Switch
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