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BELKIN F1DA108Z OmniView PRO3 USB & PS/2 8-Port KVM Switch

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The OmniView F1DA108Z 8-Port USB & PS/2 KVM Switch provides easy and dependable server control with extraordinary performance. The Switch enables network administrators to monitor and control up to eight USB- and PS/2-platform servers from a single console. The OmniView F1DA108Z 8-Port USB & PS/2 KVM Switch is the industry's most popular for small-to-medium server rooms, branch locations, and test and development labs.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • clinton b.
  • 6/21/2012 11:38:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsLow Quality Junk

Pros: They will eventually work

Cons: Low build quality, no power switch, daisy chaining is problematic, low video quality

Other Thoughts: Purchased five of these to replace my ancient, PS/2 only, rock-solid Omvnilook KVM's. Spent a few days trying to get the daisy chain to work. After a week being bounced around with Belkin's tech support, I finally got someone who knew what was going on. In addition to powering everything up in order, as is clearly stated in the manual, you can have no powered system attached to the KVM when you turn it on. This is kind of mentioned, but it doesn't specifically say daisy chaining will not work if they are. The USB and/or PS/2 voltages leak through to the KVM, causing it to partially power up, screwing up the order and the stacking abilities. Daisy chaining will work if the KVM cables are plugged in after everything is turned on. Video quality goes waaay down as you go down the chain. The cheap wall-wart power and super thin power cable don't make these ideal for a rack environment. Even the cables fit loosely. Everything feels cheap. Pay a little more and buy something good.

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  • Cisco I.
  • 6/5/2012 2:27:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDaisy Chaining is difficult

Pros: Once you get the daisy chain configured configured they do function well in a lab environment.

Cons: After hours of trouble shooting attempting to get three of these to daisy chain and getting no keyboard or mouse on the second and third KVM, I found "Mike's" review on this page so I followed what Belkin's Tech support had told Mike to do, that is: I powered down all three KVMs, removed power from all of the systems connected to the KVMs, powered up the third KVM, then the second KVM then the primary KVM and presto the keyboard and mouse worked on all three KVMs. I was lucky to be in a new setup were I could power everything down or this would have been a real problem.

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  • Sean O.
  • 12/4/2009 9:46:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 1 week.

Pros: Worked for almost a week?

Cons: Stopped working completely now.

Other Thoughts: I am using this in a somewhat different setup. I have two windows boxes (Win7 64/WinXP 32) that each have their own usb mouse and their "own" monitor. I have one monitor with VGA input for one box and DVI for the other. So the only thing I was using this KVM for was to pass my USB keyboard between the two systems.

My initial setup was to use a single kvm cable for ports 1/2 to cover both machines. This worked great for about 2 days until my keyboard didn't power on when I moved over to the other system. I attempted to switch back, no response. I power flushed the unit and it worked again fine for about another day. Now when I turn the unit on it doesn't do anything except greet me with '--' on the lcd readout.

I've tried moving each system to its own kvm cable using ports 1/3 with no luck, the unit seems bricked...

I've had other USB related issues with this unit with USB mice not responding when switching systems.

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  • Michael J.
  • 4/30/2009 1:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsStacking does not work

Pros: None

Cons: When stacking two units, the mouse and keyboard are not recognized on the secondary unit.

After 6 calls to Belkin and half a day of troubleshooting, including swapping the primary and secondary roles, swapping stacking cables and flashing the bios on both units, it still would not work.

The final straw was when Belkin told me to shut down ALL of my servers (on both units), reboot the switches and then restart the servers. When I asked them about this, they admitted that it is the only way to reset the switches when the soft reset will not work.

I have ordered Triplites and am returning the Belkins.

Other Thoughts: Purchased the Belkins through another vendor because of job policy. If I had gone to Newegg in the first place, I would have seen the bad reviews and gotten something else.

Live and learn...

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/24/2008 10:38:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Good layout, rack mounted, flexible and relatively compact cabling options.

Cons: Poor resolution support, locks up regularly with no front panel reset. Does not respond to keyboard switching commands depending on keyboard being used. Uses a custom serial cable for bios updates as opposed to a standard USB cable making it easy to misplace or loose and thereby loose your BIOS update capability. Requires Windows to update the BIOS.

Other Thoughts: The unit does not support wide screen resolutions but that is not stated anywhere. In my studio layout, I found that anything over 1600 x 1200 caused all sorts of distortions on all of my monitors from Apple through Samsung (4 tested). I am forced to run at much lower resolutions. Several keyboards also did not work with the unit.

After the first 4 months, the unit began to lock up - lights on but no response - dead monitor. This requires getting behind the unit or tracing the power and yanking the plug. In my rack this was a pain. After another 4 months, the lights went out altogether and only the first port worked. This is my second unit, the first failed in the 1st week of operation.

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  • Michael S.
  • 9/24/2008 11:11:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute garbage.

Pros: Daisy chaining, in theory

Cons: Daisy chaining in practice simply doesn't work. I have 2 identical models, the Belkin branded daisy-chain cable, and they simply will not connect.

It will enumerate correctly and cycle through video on all connected servers, but on the 2nd bank the mouse/keyboard disappears. Switching back to the first bank doesn't bring them back until the unit is rebooted.

Other Thoughts: Technical support is zero help, a distraction technique at best.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2008 1:44:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsdecent switch for the money

Pros: It's a decent switch. The daisy chaining is a great feature. I setup a server room with them -- pretty happy with it.

Cons: Waiting for real USB support, so I can use USB kbd, mouse with PS/2 servers.

Other Thoughts: The switches for setting up daisy chain ID's are not intuitive. Seems like least sig. digit started in the middle or on the right (it's been a long time, and it has been working, so I haven't looked...). Once you get past the identification problems, it Just Works.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/16/2008 6:43:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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2 out of 5 eggsEvaluate your needs carefully

Pros: The concept of a KVM switch is great in reducing workspace needs.

Cons: Please note: This device works well with PS/2 servers using Belkin Dual Port PS/2 cables, but there is issues with PS/2 Console keyboard/mouse connectivity with USB only servers. While the Belkins support was decent to talk to, the out of the country support staff had little understanding of the device they were supporting. My F1DA108Z was defined by support as having both USB and PS/2 Console input, and the NewEgg.Com pictures show having USB and PS/2 console input, but somehow - my F1DA108Z device was made without the USB inputs. Per Belkins manuals and online support, this device still should have worked with the PS/2 Console Connectors to my USB only Dell PowerEdge 2900-III servers. Belkins support advice - Return item. NewEgg.Com RM policy – RMA given without issues.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg.Com shipping - FAST! Ordered on Friday afternoon, received Monday Afternoon. Thank you!

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  • Ron L.
  • 5/20/2008 1:28:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStay away

Pros: no

Cons: Stay away from Belkin. worst technical support ever.
they ask same stupid questions 10 times. I'm trying to daisy-chain 2 kvms. i've been calling them 6 times and still they can't explain how to connect them. you talk to robots. horroble. I told to one representative to write down what i say and do not ask me 10 times the same questions and she hung up the phone.

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