D-Link 16-Port Rackmountable Gigabit Switch DGS-1016D




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  1. Jason M. Page says:
    67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great FANLESS switch – updated from what Amazon shows, May 20, 2010
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    Jason M. Page
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    I just ordered one of these as part of a project to rack up and centralize my home network. Prior to this I had several switches in my basement daisy chained together. With this new D-Link switch I was able to rack this up with some nifty vertical rack arms and in conjunction with a 24 port patch panel and rack cable organizer get everything very nicely organized.

    The Amazon description for this switch is out of date. The current version of the product indicates that with the latest power supply it is up to 73% more efficient than similar non green D-link switches. Also worth noting is that the face plate on my unit is a silver color, not the white appearing face plate in the product photos.

    I connected this switch on my work bench with a Kill-A-Watt power meter and with nothing else connected this 24 port beast is sipping just 3 watts. With five gigabit devices it is using a miserly 7 watts. Even fully loaded, according to the specs this switch will not use more than about 19 watts. The switch has features that will throttle down power consumption based on device connection speed, cable distance and whether a port is active or not. All of this means that you can build out a very robust home network without leaving something running 24X7 that is consuming a lot of power.

    I was close to ordering the competing Netgear product (JGS524) however the Netgear has two fans in it (noisy and prone to failure) where as this D-Link switch is fanless! This is a big deal, as the fan is often the component that will go out over the long term with a product like this… not to mention the noise you will experience if you are anywhere near the device. The Netgear does have a “lifetime” warranty (and better warranty support) where as the D-Link has a 5 year warranty. With no moving parts, and if hooked up to high quality surge suppression the D-Link box should last for a very long time without problems.

    Performance with this switch is excellent, I get rocket fast transport between all of my devices. It’s worth noting that this is an unmanaged switch so you cannot break your network up into VLANs or do cable diagnostics, etc, with this switch. For its purpose though of providing a super fast home or small office network it is offering a tremendous value. T

    Highly recommend it!

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  2. S. Faulk says:
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Switch, Fast Speed, August 22, 2008
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    S. Faulk (Sacramento, CA United States) –
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    I had to replace a Linksys that went south after only 4 months of service. Linksys wanted 5-7 days to replace the switch with no urgency to get my network back up unless I paid a hefty price for overnight shipping and then it would be at my office two days. I ordered the D-Link from Amazon, had my network back up the next morning with Amazon’s super fast shipping.
    The D-Link has been working perfectly and seems to run a little cooler and quieter then the Linksys.

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