Summary: Initial Review: I received this this afternoon. This Cisco SG200-08 Gigabit Smart Switch is physically heavier compared to other switches that I have used; routers and switches with comparable physical dimensions. The physical construction seemed to be great and solid.
Summary: Bought for QOS ability..........turns out the 200 doesn't do it. Good switch, but my 15.00 TP-Link Gig switch does everything this does. If you need a managed smart switch and need the QOS..........get at least the 300 series.
Summary: This switch was an upgrade for my home/lab standard consumer linksys. The major benefits include the fast switching fiber included in the unit at over 13Gbps as well as the ability to use Dot1q encapsulation is great.
Summary: I purchased this switch and after 4 months the switch's configuration reset by itself to an old configuration set the first time it was configured, I reset to factory settings and reload the configuration, but the siwth still clrear its configuration by itself. Be aware of this kind of switch.
Summary: Love the switch, nice feature set, a bit pricey but its been rock solid stable replacing both of these with a -50p and moving these over the SAN. In testing they excelled over the old switches on the SAN after being properly setup.
Summary: The SG200 is a fairly functional switch, except for the SG200-08 model: the 8-port SG200-08 is a stripped-down variant of its larger family-members, especially in the software side. For example, it lacks SNMP service/agent, to which Cisco responds "but it has RMON".
Summary: This is a great product so far. I have been working in tech for a long time and Cisco has been a name to trust and used everywhere. I think that their name is more reliable then their product at this time but we shall see as time moves on. THINGS TO THINK ABOUT...