|External Ports||USB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female|
|USB 3.0 B (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|LED Indicators||Computer selection indicators|
|Included in Package||1m USB 3.0 A-B Cables|
|USB 3.0 Sharing Switch|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||239 g [8.4 oz]|
|Maximum Cable Length||1.5 m [4.9 ft]|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Product Height||22 mm [0.9 in]|
|Product Length||69 mm [2.7 in]|
|Product Weight||40 g [1.4 oz]|
|Product Width||42 mm [1.7 in]|
|OS Compatibility||OS Independent - No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||The total cable length from host system to your connected peripheral should not exceed 2.5m (8.2ft)|
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