What I liked about this product... + Solid construction (heavy duty steel, nice, durable powder coat finish) + Easily adjustable rack depth + All adjustments have convenient numbered marks for alignment (including numbered positions for equipment) + Arrived pre-assembled + Had to completely disassemble in order to get through the door of the room it needed to be in, however this was actually quite easy to do because of the simple construction. The only problems... - Side-panel door latches are poor-quality plastic. One broke straight away, and the "lock" on them offers almost no security. I'm sure I could break the lock easily by inserting a screwdriver and twisting because of the plastic construction. - Depth could have been a little deeper to accomodate more 0U PDUs. (I believe a deeper model is available)
TP-LINK TL-SG1024D 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Gigabit 13-inch Rackmounta Cons: This did not fit into a normal 6" deep rack (punch down rack) so I had to wall mount it. Does not affect air flow, just looks a bit different. Looking at a 12" deep 6u rack to update my network area. Other Thoughts: Great switch, replaced my 16port TP-Link switch, was plug and play. Is 1.5" deeper than the 10/100 it replaced but still runs quietly, cool and without a fan. I also like that it does not use a "brick" type power adapter. Simplifies the wiring closet and makes use of a standard PC power cord, I used a 90 degree to adapt it to my wiring layout, but a straight plug works as well. Just know that it is 7.1" deep without power cord, so make sure to add that into your rack mount equations.
Old Linksys died, bought as a replacement. Plugged in Ethernet cables, plugged in power, up and running, no setup. Loading files from other computers seems like from the local hard drive. Definitely recommend.
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