Summary: Runs the network hookup for the entire house. Has been running more or less continuously since I purchased it without a hiccup. I can't vouch for the fan noise as I have it in a basement where the HVAC and server PCs are far louder than the switch is.
It's decent; a toss-up between this and a used HP ProCurve...
C. Ross, Amazon
2 July 2015
Summary: I purchased this switch for my wife's small business, as I was expanding her IT infrastructure to include two workstations, several wireless access points, and a file server. I wanted a small, energy-efficient switch that also had PoE to help keep the rat's nest of power cables to a minimum.
Summary: a little different to configure than traditional cisco swithes, had some problems to allow traffic across trunks, this switch is connected to 2 additional SG200 being powered from the main switch, i'm planning to replace it with an SG300 to have L3 functionality...
Summary: Used this for 4 PoE devices and a couple standard devices. It had way more features than I expected or needed, including port security, port mirroring, PoE prioritization, etc. It's been up and running since I received it and has done a great job thus far.
Summary: You really can't go wrong with the Cisco SG series of switches. They all work great, are pretty much plug/play or can be configured to the nth degree if needed and in my experience run without issue. Additionally they are a good price point for what you get.
Summary: As I work both internal and external IT support for my employer, having access to all of our VLANs at my desk can be a real time-saver. I'm feeding a VLAN trunk to my local port and carving off from there so I can have multiple devices on multiple VLANs right at my desk for troubleshooting or setup...
Pros: Compact, so it works well sitting under the monitors at my desk. It's a smart switch so I can assign VLAN on a per-port basis right at my desk.
Cons: Not a fan of the external power supply but I understand what having an internal power supply would do to the overall size of the unit. Also, the 8-port model is limited to handling 16 VLANs while the other SG200 units are able to handle up to 256 VLANs.