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Looking for an 8 device USB Switch.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm looking for an 8 device 2 port (or hub compatible) USB Switch, I'm using a Logitech Orion Spark & Logitech Powerplay / G903, and hoping to control 7 separate devices (2 Windows PCs, Raspberry Pi running Linux, 2 Nintendo Switches, PS4, & Xbox One).

Pretty easy to find 4 device USB switches, but really struggling to find something with more device ports that isn't some jank KVM with only USB 1.1 support or that costs less than $500. I would think that a keyboard and mouse, even high end gaming ones (with custom software, wireless capabilities, LEDs, etc.) would use little very little bandwidth and a USB 2.0 switch would suffice. But maybe I'm wrong? Also assuming the switch needs external power to drive Powerplay and an LED Keyboard, but maybe they make switches that draw power from each device connected but only send data over the currently selected device.

Nonetheless, I think that paints the picture, anyone know of such a device that wouldn't break the bank?
  


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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was able to find a Switch / KVM that actually has usb 'hub' capability, but it's still USB 1.1:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HBGK87K/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

I've read in many places that most keyboards and mice still use USB 1.1 protocol as they 'aren't even close to saturating' USB 1.1, however I have my concerns involving my Logitech gaming peripherals, it's very difficult to find any info on whether they are USB 1.1 or 2.0.

Any USB wizards out there?


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also the only thing you might want to worry about is adding the LED usb to it, you can just plug the LED power into a non computer if you wanted or a powered hub or just a seperated usb on your computer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I thought about interfacing several Switches but it just sounds obnoxious you know?

I definitely don't want 1 button to cycle through each device, let alone cascading multiple single button switches. I really like that the one I posted earlier has a simple 8 button panel, if only it was USB 2.0 then I'd know for sure that it worked.

Not 100% sure I get where you're going with a hub + a switch, my problem isn't connecting 8 devices to 1-2 hosts my problem is connecting 8 hosts to 1-2 devices.

I reached out to Logitech, fingers crossed USB 1.1 is enough, if not it looks like I'm looking at around $450 for the next step up 😥


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Logitech says all their recent gaming peripherals (including mine) operate at 2.0 and 'may' operate at 1.1 but 'performance will be degraded', so screw me.


Main PC: Corsair 900D | Asus TUF X299 MARK 1 | 7900X @ 4.8GHz | GTX 1080 | GS Trident Z (4x8GB) 3000MHz | 600p 1TB, EX920 1TB | RME Fireface UCX

Capture PC: CR1080 | Asus X99-E | 6800K @ 3.6GHz | GTX 1080 | GS Trident Z (4x8GB) 3000MHz | 860 EVO 1TB | Magewell HDMI 4K+, Avermedia 4K | RME Fireface UC
Full Room Watercooling: EK X3 400 | 3xKoolance PMP-500 | 4xEK SE560 | 16x Phanteks PH-F140MP | 3xKoolance Pump Controller | 2xSilverStone PWM Fan Hub

Surface Book 2: 15" | 8650U @ 4.2GHz (Max) | GTX 1060 6GB | 16GB LPDDR3 1866MHz | Samsung MZFLW512HMJP-000MV 512GB

Full setup - PC Part Picker / Pics: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZrWD4D | https://imgur.com/gallery/ZinwYhttps://imgur.com/gallery/yLcZ3
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