Summary: This switch is not for mission critical applications, nor is it for remote locations.
Pros: It is a low cost switch. It has no fan so it is quite.
Cons: This switch is a high maintenance item. It was running on a network with six hi performance file servers. Frequently ports would shut down and and the switch would require a reboot. Ultimately the completely switch failed.
Summary: This was an upgrade from an older 8 Port Gigabit router that died, so I wasn't looking for any real performance upgrade with this, but 60 days in and it's been trouble-free and, as expected, was very simple to set up. Plug in your ethernet cables, start it up and your done.
Summary: I plugged it in and it worked. Easy, no hassle. Indicator lights to tell which ports were operating at 100 or 1000. Price was very good. It's about half the size of the 3Com it replaced that lasted 15 years. I think it's a great buy. Time will only tell how long it will last.
Summary: These switches are absolutely amazing! Its fanless and makes NO noise! It was a nice light weight and rackmounted easy enough, though I did have to buy bolts that secured its included mounting bracket to the rack. I liked that any port can be the uplink.
Summary: Bought this to replace a couple of smaller switches and provide room to expand. It uses 11 W with about 1/2 the ports filled according to my Kill-A-Watt. In fact, that is how much power it used when I plugged it in. I don't hear any fans. I don't run jumbo frames, so haven't tested that.
Pros: Lots of ports, low power, silent, rack mount brackets included. I plugged it in, connected ports, and it just worked. That is what I expect from a switch.
Cons: For desktop applications I would prefer wires on back and lights on front.
Summary: I had a *gear gigabit switch but needed more ports. I replaced it with this TP-LINK switch and I can no longer stream movies from my media server. The movie begins to playback just fine but then loses audio and freezes.
Pros: Powered up and transferred data between connected devices.
Cons: Much slower speed than relative competitor models.