Summary: I did a ton of research looking for a 48 port gigabit Ethernet switch that had some decent capabilities, (LACP & VLAN), that also had to be as quiet as possible since this is going into my home and the idea of a whirring cooling fan is not acceptable. This one is perfect, HP brand and very quiet...to the point that is functionally silent. I looked at Juniper and Cisco,...this was a smart purchase.
Pros: 48 gig ports with 4 fiber uplinks. Very quiet, almost silent @ 22db. LACP capability and Gigabit Ethernet were my general requirements. Perfect for the home or office where sound is a concern.
Summary: The easy choice for any small to medium sized business.
Pros: I have four of the 1910 series in service (3 48g and 1 8g), and each are performing just as well as when I bought them 2 years ago. None have had a single dead port, and they are seriously "fire and forget" in terms of networking. We run a hybrid environment with Cisco routing, as well as some switches, with no problems on either end because of it. I would note that the Cisco switches have had strange port anomalies forcing us to consider a few "dead". The HP's all ha...
Cons: I have not gotten the stacking to work...not sure why. I also have not spent too much time on it since I really have very little management to do anyway.