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!
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.
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 disconnect the monitor VGA and reattach to the KVM switch. Any USB connection will cause the display to fail and the above procedure must be repeated. A reboot will cause the same pro...
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.
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 doesn't.
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 from them also had a faulty USB port (I confirmed this by using two known good usb keyboards, resetting the unit, etc.) The port on the replacement wasn't totally dead, but worke...
Summary: I had to buy their cables to work with it. I have a couple of computers that use PS/2 connections and a couple that use USB connections. Order the right cables for each and they work great.
Pros: Love it. I ordered this one because you can use either USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse with it. I'm using an old PS/2 keyboard and a USB mouse and they work great. I'm using it with Linux, XP and Windows Vista and Windows 7 boxes. No problems switching between them, except that Windows 7 will lose its screen resolution setting sometimes. Seems to be a Windows 7 problem since all the other OS's work fine. I'm running a 23" monitor at 1920x1080 at 60 hz.
Summary: Bought this unit when we were moving our equipment to a new rack and wanted to go the "monitor + keyboard/mouse + KVM switchbox" rather than getting a 1U all in one KVM model for $1000-$1500. This is cost effective and does it job well. Just be sure to get the corresponding cables as well because it doesn't come with any. I bought 5 of the 6 foot cables along with this.
Pros: 1U, rack mountable, consolidated cables, 8 ports - does everything I need it to do, nice little unit. Great price. Came standard NewEgg fast and well packed. Typical NewEgg goodness...
Summary: I've owned 3 LinksKey KVM switches. The first small gray consumer box died via power surge. My replacement worked until I decided to upgrade to this product. I love this product! There are times where a PC will boot and fail to detect the KVM switch but this is specific to one PC with an older motherboard so it may have nothing to do with the KVM. After full power off it will usually then detect the KVM.
Pros: 8 ports, easy connections (just one USB/VGA), keyboard/mouse only uses one USB port per device, easy switching, seamless USB recognition.
Cons: Main USB port died after about 8 months. Occasional lack of detection by older motherboards at boot time.