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StarTech SV231USB 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch Kit with Cables

  • 2 Ports Computer Connections
  • 1 Port Monitor Connections
  • AutoScan Interval 3, 8, 15 and 30 seconds
  • Video Resolution 1920 x 1440
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The StarTech SV231USB KVM Switch Kit offers simple control of two Mac or PC computers from a single monitor/display and USB peripheral set (keyboard, mouse). The switch includes two USB KVM cables, to providing a complete out-of-the-box KVM solution while saving you time and money.

The KVM switch features an integrated 3 port USB hub, allowing you to share connected USB peripherals between the two controlled PC/Mac computers as though the devices were connected directly to the computers. Ensuring convenient placement and installation, the KVM switch features a compact form factor design and offers rear-port connection to master and slave computers, allowing you to make the necessary device connections without disrupting your workspace.

A cross-platform solution, the KVM switch supports high resolution applications at up to 1920x1400 display resolutions, and provides a smooth operating experience when controlling Mac/PC combined work environments.

  • newegg Control two PCs via One Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Share one monitor, USB keyboard and mouse between four USB-compatible computers using the StarTech SV231USB KVM switch. The built-in VGA/SVGA connector supports monitors with resolutions of up to 1920 x 1440.
  • newegg Easy Installation The StarTech SV231USB KVM switch features easy installation with no need for drivers or software. It is a true plug-and-play device that will have you up and running quickly.

Learn more about the STARTECH SV231USB

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
SV231USB

Spec

Type
D-Sub, USB
PC Connectors
2 - USB B (4 pin) Female
2 - VGA (15 pin; High Density D-Sub) Male
Console Connectors
1 - VGA (15 pin; High Density D-Sub) Female
3 - USB A (4 pin) Female
Computer Connections
2 Ports
Monitor Connections
1 Port
Video Resolution
1920 x 1440
PC Selection
Push Buttons
AutoScan Interval
3, 8, 15 and 30 seconds
Dimensions
2.8" x 4.9" x 1.6"
Weight
14.8 oz.

Features

Application
Dual system control for a single workstations increasing user productivity in the office

Provide centralized control for multiple high-res Digital Signage server control

Great for manufacturing line computer control, simplifying access to multiple systems

Perfect for PC test/burn-in computer control saving the desk space required for two monitors, keyboards and mice
Features
Control 2 computers from one USB keyboard/mouse/monitor

Share 3 different USB peripherals using the integrated hub

High 1920x1440 resolution capability

Front panel push buttons for easy computer selection

OS independent - No software or drivers required

Supports keyboard and mouse plug and play

Selectable auto scan time interval

Supports DDC2B VGA monitors

USB self-power operation

Packaging

Package Contents
1 - 2 Port USB KVM Switch
2 - 2 IN 1 USB/VGA Cables
1 - Power Adapter
1 - Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert B.
  • 2/21/2014 8:43:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well for laptops

Pros: I use this for several Windows laptops and I like the manual transfer. My USB mouse and keyboard work well with this device as well as a USB drive for file transfers. Speed is sufficient for the drive, not blazing fast but OK.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Needs External power, includes cables (6 feet long)

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  • Edwin S.
  • 12/4/2013 10:53:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis unit really works well

Pros: This thing just works like advertised. I've had to work on computers with both DVI and VGA, and with an adapter on DVI it always works.

Cons: Only one USB port for keyboard and mouse makes this ideal for wireless keyboard and mouse that together use one USB dongle. If you have a separate wired keyboard and mouse you may have to switch the mouse from computer to computer or have an extra mouse that will have to be connected each time separately from the KVM.

Other Thoughts: If you don't care about the one USB per computer switching, then you will really enjoy the performance of this little device.

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  • Michael C.
  • 9/11/2013 2:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far So Good

Pros: Sturdy metal case. Easy to hook up. No problem switching on the fly between PC's. No special settings were required in BIOS. In general, I like the higher quality and sturdiness of StarTech products.

Cons: None

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  • Adam D.
  • 8/19/2013 9:02:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDurable

Pros: Front panel push button for selection
No drivers were needed
Runs perfect on 1920 x 1080
Fast switching
Metal construction gives good weight and sense of durability
Inexpensive

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This thing paid for itself in the first day.

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  • Siegfried W.
  • 2/20/2013 4:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMonitor Switching

Pros: Excellent product for my earlier uses.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It did what it was supposed to. Did not have DVI function. I bought a Rosewill KVM swith later that had a DVI connector.

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  • Gaberel M.
  • 5/17/2012 9:01:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest I Could Find

Pros: If you are looking for a switch that works with your wireless mouse and keyboard, get this one. I have been looking through dozens of these kvms and this had the best rating (even among more expensive models). Love the fact that when you boot the attached systems windows will sense a proper screen resolution and not revert back to 800x600.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Andrew K.
  • 4/2/2012 9:10:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsAlmost there

Pros: Works with my wireless usb mouse, and my wired usb keyboard.

Cons: Takes ~15 seconds for mouse and keyboard to activate once I switch to Windows 7. That feels like a very long time to me while I'm waiting.

Other Thoughts: I switch between win 2k and win 7. The switch to win 2k is quick; video, mouse and keyboard work immediately without delay. When switching to win 7 the video works immediately, but the mouse and keyboard take 15 seconds.
I have found no work-around for my issue on the web.

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  • Scott S.
  • 10/19/2011 12:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome KVM

Pros: It does what is says. I'm setting up hardware firewalls on this thing and the connection and switching is flawless. The unit itself is solid and the cables are not proprietary, Startech costs more but it is worth it.

Cons: NONE!, buy this item!

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  • Oliver D.
  • 10/16/2011 4:23:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRequires BIOS changes

Pros: Unit appears well built. Size and weight are nice.

Cons: Does not emulate keyboard and mouse. According to the instructions you must change the "halt on error" settings in your machine's BIOS to "all but keyboard". My machine doesn't have such a setting. As a result it won't even boot when this device is connected.

Other Thoughts: If you intend to order this make sure you're machine can support the relevant BIOS changes first. I ended up getting a IOGear GCS632U (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107417&Tpk=gcs632u) instead and it works great and is cheaper than this device.

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  • John B.
  • 7/21/2011 10:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Update: The replacement works great. I like the design and the sturdy cables that come with the switch.

Cons: First one broke.

Other Thoughts: StarTech's RMA department is pretty responsive. Repair or replacement within 2 to 4 weeks. From the time you ship your product back to the time you receive the new one. I would buy another StarTech product in the future.

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