Summary: I own this switch along with an 8 port switch from the same Procurve 1800 series. It's a reliable switch, quiet (no fans running), and doesn't get hot. Used at home to expand the home network (network drives, home server and serves some wired outlets in the house (TV and office)).
Summary: It may be that I am unfamiliar with HP switches, but setting up the VLAN and trunks actually required looking at the manual. The whole tag, untag, exclude thing seems like an odd way to do it. You would think all you need to do is define the VLAN, and check which ports you want in it.
Summary: Most of my network is built on these and their 48-port siblings -- I think I've got 8 of the 24s and 2 of the 48s. They are a great value -- strong reliability, decent VLAN management, simple interface, and a very good price.
Pros: Works well, easy to use, reliable, priced well, decent feature set
Summary: Dont listen to me, look around the web, its a J9450A. HP quality, lifetime warranty, fanless, 24 ports, semi managed. Its everything i need, so iv got two, my housemate another. best in class.
Summary: Third one I ordered for stacking up and making our network upgrade to 10/100/1000 network versus just the 10/100 we previously had. Fanless, quiet, and very reliable to what I've found so far.