Summary: This switch has a great value. There are lots of features and it is relatively inexpensive. I have had no problems with this switch and have used several of them at various network deployments. You will, however, run into some network guys that will sneer at these because they're not Catalysts.
Summary: This was probably over kill for what we are using it for, but our thinking was we wanted room to grow. The Cisco SF300-24 gives us plenty of room for growth.
Pros: Before the Cisco SF300-24 our business was using 4 unmanaged 5 port switches to link our small network of 14 computers, 3 routers/AP's, and who knows how many phones/tablet things. Our network went down at least once a week crippling out production software every time it happened. After installin...
Cons: No POE, but we knew that before we purchased.
Summary: We have a small office with about 5 employees. I needed a phone system that worked well for us. I went out to local suppliers and they all tried to ripe me off. I looked at the different systems and decided I wanted the Cisco system.
Summary: I do campus card/surveillance security, and I bought this switch to power 9 AXIS P3344 cameras, and data for 5 door controllers. Since all these devices are 10/100, why waste money/energy on a switch with full gig ports (SG300-28P). All you need is the gig uplink.
Pros: All 24 10/100 ports support POE: 180w over 24 ports, with a max of 15.4 per port. Reference: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps10898/data_sheet_c78-610061.html Plenty of Uplinks if you need to VLAN the ports. Unused ports go into energy save. Web interface with tons of ...
Cons: The fans are noisy; that's about all I can think of. This model is called SF300-24p, the gig model is called SG300-28P...but they both have the same exact port layout...24 ports and 4 uplinks.