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Linkskey LKV-7308
5.8 out of 10

Linkskey LKV-7308

8 Port Rackmount USB PS/2 KVM Switch The Linkskey LKV-7308 KVM S Read more

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Overall 10
10

Better than expected!

JASON D., Newegg
21 April 2014
  • Summary: I would definitely recommend this product to others. It has been a great addition to our rack thus far by saving us time and rack space! Definitely a great buy.
  • Pros: The proprietary cables really cut down on wire clutter. The push button selection method is much better than what we had before, where you had to cycle through ALL machines to get to the one you wanted. Unit didn't require a reboot when adding a new mouse or keyboard!
  • Cons: None that I can think of or mention.
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Overall 10
10

Affordable Rackmount KVM

wen k., Newegg
20 December 2011
  • Summary: Don't forget to purchase cables. It would be nice to use one of console usb port for other usb devices.
  • Pros: So far I have good experience with many Linkskey products. Good product at affordable price. Hooked up the KVM with 3 PCs and so far it's working flawlessly. Video quality is superb, no issues whatsoever.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding product

Edward H., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: This is a switch only product, so do not forget to purchase the KVM cables. For the purpose this product serves, it is a small investment with an extremely high return on the investment
  • Pros: Product as described, works great. Connected to 6 servers w/o the need of rebooting. Keyboard/Mouse interface is universal on console and PC sides which is why I bought this model over their competitors.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

USB port dead

Anonymous, Newegg
10 September 2011
  • Summary: I'm not the only one with the dead usb port problem. Do not buy this brand. Stick to recognized ones. You get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Cheap, 8 ports, recognized by Server 2008, Vista and 7. Works perfectly the first 8 months.
  • Cons: The mouse port went dead after 8-10 months of having the kvm. Tried different mice, different pc's, no results.
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Overall 10
10

Sweet

Christopher M., Newegg
14 April 2011
  • Pros: 8-port Rackmount USB KVM Works great, power over connected USB/PS/2 or from its own external power supply. Red LED show powered on connected computers, green LED shows selected port
  • Cons: Requires Proprietary Cables (Sold Seperately)
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Overall 4
4.0

frustrated kvm user

Robert W., Newegg
21 February 2011
  • Summary: Here is a recap of connected computers. 1. Windows 2003 1920x1080 WHS with GeForce FX5200 Reliable Switching 2. Windows XPDell Latitude D630 Laptop1 1920x1080 Reliable Switching 3. Windows XP Laptop2 1920X1080 Dell Latitude D630 Reliable switching 4.
  • Pros: Quick change and fast switching of connected computers.
  • Cons: This is a follow up of my previous review. After extensive testing it appears this KVM will not sense 8600 GTS Nividia and 7900 GT Nividia cards. You have to disconnect the monitor from the KVM, attach it to the VGA port on the computer. Once the monitor senses and shows the display then disconne...
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Overall 2
2.0

Works great when it works

Robert W., Newegg
26 January 2011
  • Summary: Resolving why one KVM port is dead on using one computer but alive on another is an exercise in frustration. I have spent 20 hours on what should be a plug and play device... Posting this as a marker for getting money back if this cannot be resolved. Have requested another unit from the vendor.
  • Pros: Easy to use, keyboard switching of computers
  • Cons: Doesn't work reliably. Has a problem sensing resolutions higher than 1600x1200 when changed after boot. Windows 7 computer displays fine until changing resolutiion to 1920x1080, then blank screen and no keyboard or mouse response. Connections to laptops are iffy, sometimes it works, many times it...
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Overall 4
4.0

Somewhat Blurry Video

Alex S., Newegg
14 November 2010
  • Summary: I'm returning it for an IOGear. Plus, another reviewer said his unit caught fire. Enough to get me to return mine.
  • Pros: Switches well
  • Cons: Video resolution is not on par with my IOGear KVM. Somewhat blurry with Windows 7.
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Overall 4
4.0

Faulty keyboard USB port

Andrew L., Newegg
14 October 2010
  • Summary: I'm already paying for return shipping on the original replacement and do not want to keep paying to return faulty unit after faulty unit. I have the keyboard running on the PS/2 port with an adapter, and that'll work fine for now. I am reluctant to buy another product from these folks, however.
  • Pros: Reasonably priced, cabling is simple and affordable.
  • Cons: The original unit shipped by Newegg, I found to have a defective and dead USB keyboard input. Initially I was using the PS/2 interface and didn't notice this. I had thrown the original box and materials away so I had to contact Linkskey themselves for a replacement. The replacement I received fro...
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Overall 8
8.0

not too shabby

JANET B., Newegg
30 July 2010
  • Summary: it's been in the server room for two weeks now with no issues... other than the fact that it is already to capacity.
  • Pros: just works. uses usb connection for keyboard and mouse the machines. console keyboard and mouse can be either ps/2 or usb. price for kvm and cabling for connections were very reasonable.
  • Cons: can't daisy chain
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