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TP-LINK TL-SG1008 Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Desktop/Rackmountable Switch, Metal case, Power-Saving

  • Compatible size design for Desktop/Rack-mount
  • Free your plug with internal power adapter
  • 8K MAC Address Table
  • Saves the Power up to 60%
  • Quiet with fanless desgin
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years

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  • Anthony S.
  • 2/6/2014 5:47:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Never has failed. Delivers to my Smart TV from my hard drive flawlessly while connecting two more PC's.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Some complain about the rack mount and the size. These aren't problems for me because the switch (and cable modem and router) are all on a table in my basement. It's big and bulky but built like an Abrams tank.

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  • Christopher G.
  • 2/4/2014 11:48:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Switch!

Pros: This switch is perfect. I bought this without my wife knowing, and when it arrived and I took it out of the box she had though I paid close to $100 for it, which was not the case. It is a solid device, and looks professional. One of the other reviewers stated that speeds will be reduced to 100mb if anything but gigabit devices are attached. This is not the case. I have a mix of gigabit and 100 megabit devices attached, and the switch automatically negotiates the speed. The led's on the front will display if the port is running in gigabit or 100mb mode. when transferring between RAID setups on 2 different computers, i achieve about 110MB/s transfer rate. When transferring between 2 pc's running single HDD's, the speed is considerably slower.

Cons: I wish the status led for network speed was a different color. All Led's are green

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  • Robert W.
  • 4/7/2013 9:03:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Works like a charm. I needed to add some connectivity in my wiring closet and this fit the bill. It's built like a tank but it stays cool. Works great.

Cons: Wish it was managed, but for this price I don't actually care! Now I wish I had bought more than one at that great price....

Other Thoughts: I bought this strictly because of the past reviews. TP-Link was not on my list of companies noted for network equipment. I've been a Cisco dork since they bought 3Com. I am pleasantly surprised.

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  • Nic W.
  • 3/27/2013 2:24:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA bit large, but works fine

Pros: Completely fanless and quiet. No separate wall-wart (AC adapter) to worry about. Comes with rubber feet for the desk and rack ears for a rack.

Setup is simple. Just plug it in.

Cons: It is a bit large to put on your desk. It is the same size as their 48-port switch, and a standard size for a rack-mount switch, so keep that in mind.

Minor quibble: the LEDs aren't directly above the ports.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 3/21/2013 8:36:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggssecond SSD

Pros: Very fast, very stable and I love the fact that the only noise I hear from my tower are the fans, which are super quiet as well lol. Never again will I use a conventional hard drive

Cons: Only the cost, but it will continue to drop as more and more people convert to SSD

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  • 10/26/2012 11:41:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt gigabits my LAN :)

Pros: * integrated power supply
* sturdy metal box
* separate indicators for live port and for Gb support
* works flawlessly so far (only a week now)

Cons: (minor) Gray-brown finish? What's wrong with black? (But it will be out of sight)

Other Thoughts: Ports and indicators on the front, power and ground on the back. It is 1U and rack mountable but really SOHO/smallbiz gear not for datacenter.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2012 4:09:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsHefty 8 Port Switch

Pros: This switch is impressively well built from what I used to consider a bargain brand company. The entirely metal housing and rackmountable size gives the switch a good amount of heft. Most other inexpensive 8 port switches are made of plastic and get thrown around all over just by the weight of the Ethernet cables plugged into them.

It uses a standard 3 pin power cable so you don't have to worry about losing an ac adapter in a bag. (Great for LAN Parties)

16Gbps switching capacity allows you to run all 8 ports in full duplex simultaneously.

Is silent because it is fan less but also runs surprisingly cool.

The switch includes a post for grounding which is a really nice feature that you don't see on inexpensive hardware pretty much ever.

A 5 year warranty for networking hardware this inexpensive is uncommon. Most 8 port routers will come with ~1 year

I installed RAM Disks on a half dozen of my network computers and transferred data between them all simultaneously to see what kind of speeds the switch would achieve. It was able to hit peak speeds of ~110 MB/s and Average speeds of ~90MB/s

Reliable. I installed this temporarily in our shop. This switch never missed a beat in the almost month I've had it. All 8 ports were used on a daily basis to transfer terabytes of updates and customer data backups.

Cons: This isn't so much a con as it is a warning. This switch is rack mountable so all of the inputs are on the front of the switch so that they can easily be reached in a rack. This can make cable management a pain if you are using it for home use and want to be able to see activity lights.

Other Thoughts: Overall I was really impressed with this switch. I never would have guessed that tp-link made something of this quality. The switch not only looked good but performed great. It was fast and in the time I used it heavily I never had any problems.

If you do have problems tp-link backs this guy with a 5 year warranty which is amazing.

An unmanaged switch like this is perfect for most home users. Plug it in and forget it and it should work great.

I'm looking forward to the continued hassle free use of this switch. Keep up the good work TP-Link!

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4 out of 5 eggsA Very Nice Small Office Switch

Pros: This is a very large switch that is not quite approaching rack mount dimensions (almost a foot wide), but is still large and might be slightly overkill for your average home user unless you have a dedicated equipment area.
Most importantly I had this hooked up to my home network and its existence was completely transparent, as it should be. Just plug it in and go!
The greatest part is that this switch runs reasonably cool and functions reliably at near its rated network speed. Forget the theoretical Gigabit numbers, as long as you are within 40-60 MB/Sec, you are doing fine and this switch is comfortably in that range. Just make sure your cables and everything else in your network signal-chain are up to the task.

Cons: Not really anything other than its size and weight, but depending on the environment, that can be a positive.

Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised with the power supply being internal (wall warts generally do not have a place with professional grade equipment) and its overall sturdiness of construction and heft is good as you do not want your equipment pulled down through casual wire movement. I’m sure that is intentional as in most instances this device will typically be sitting in an IT closet somewhere happily doing its job for years to come and none of the size or weight concerns will be issues.

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5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Switch

Pros: Nice solid design. Can use in rack or on desktop. Never dropped a connection one single time. Easy plug, play, and forget device. It did exactly what a switch should, seamlessly moved network traffic. While transferring data from one gigabit desktop to a gigabit server I noticed at the lowest for a 200gb transfer of smaller MP3's hit the lowest mark of 86mb/s and 200gb transfer of larger mkv's hit the lowest mark of 110mb/s.
Solid heavy duty design, no fear of any damage. Never even got warm.

Cons: I tried very hard to come up with a con for this switch & can not come up with anything. The only possible con I can come up with is more so a con of one of my HP workstations in my office. When it is in sleep mode the device does not show on the switch (light is not lit) however, this was the case on my prior switch & even direct to my router. So I can't fault the switch.

Other Thoughts: Another pro is the lack of an external power supply. Makes it so much easier to manage.
One issue w/ a workstation pc , it was reported on the switch as a gigabit device, when to my knowledge it was a 10/100 NIC. It did get faster than other 10/100 device speeds, but it did not get full gigabit speed.

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5 out of 5 eggsSuper Green Network Switch!

Pros: This review is based on the TP-Link model TL-SG1008 ver 6.5, 8-port gigabit switch. This unmanaged switch is typically used in small office/home office environments (SOHO), versus managed switches, which are used in larger commerical networking installations. You do not need to be a network guru to install this switch! This model is shipped with both rubber feet and removable rack mounting brackets, so it can be used either on a shelf, a desktop, or bolted to a telecom rack. The switch is well-made out of steel, not plastic. It is relatively heavy and will not accidentally slide off a shelf due to stiff cables. It also has a built-in power supply. This eliminates the need for an external wall wart, that could potentially get lost or misplaced. Any standard computer-grade AC power cable can be attached to this switch. In my case, due to desktop space limitations in my home office, I substituted a 90° printer power cable, designed for impact/laser printers. This allows the switch to be placed closer to a wall, without sticking out. For the purposes of my review I replaced an older 8-way, HP gigabit switch. The TP-Link switch is very easy to install. Simply plug in the AC power cord and then attach your Cat-5, Cat-5e, or Cat-6.x network cables. It will automatically compensate for straight-through, versus cross-over cables. Now you are ready to network! The version 6.5 that I tested, supports up to 15K jumbo frames/packets. This feature can speed up the transfer of larger files. It also supports storing and forwarding of packets. This means that it has an onboard buffer that can store packets during periods of heavy network use and then forward them when the congestion clears. This should in theory help to reduce dropped packets and speed-up overall network throughput. I have been using the switch on my network for a couple of weeks now, with no noted degradation in network performance. My network serves 7 clients and two servers. In fact some simple speed tests I performed using LAN Speed Lite, indicated that this switch was faster than the HP model it replaced. It was much faster at writing files to either my Windows Home Server, or my Linux NAS server. This should in theory cut-down on the time needed to perform daily backups. TP-Link offers toll-free 24 x 7 technical support, by either phone or via email. This makes the low purchase price of this unit worth the cost alone. Very few networking companies offer toll-free 24 x 7 telephone support anymore. Overall an excellent product, highly recommended. A best buy!

Cons: Because it uses a built-in power supply, this switch is larger than most other competing 8-way switches in its class. This is not necessarily a Con, but you will need to allow for this larger form factor when upgrading an existing installation. I had to ditch an old, unused 56K external FAX MODEM from my desktop, to make additional space for the TP-Link switch. The MODEM needed to go anyways. Because its a rack mountable unit, it lacks the usual keyhole slots for wall mounting. Again this is a minor Con.

Other Thoughts: This is the first TP-Link product that I have ever used. I was so impressed by this unit, that I bought one of their PCI WIFI cards to test in a new customer system build that I am working on. I will review that unit ASAP. TP-Link is a privately held company, located in Shenzsen, China, with one billion dollars of sales in 2011. They employ over 14,000 people. After using the switch for over two weeks now, we have not noticed any networking issues whatsoever. While this is highly subjective, my wife commented that our home network seemed snappier to her, with the new switch installed. I have often wondered about the ""green"" claims made by so many different switch manufacturers, that I decided to attach the power cord for the TP-Link to my trusty Kill-A-Watt power meter. The TP-Link draws 1 Watt continuously. Transferring large files over my LAN made no difference in the amount of power being drawn from the AC receptacle. The top of the unit barely gets warm, this is a nice improvement over my previous switch, which drew 3 Watts idling and ran quite hot to the touch. I would not hesitate to recommend this switch to my computer consulting clients. Thanks to NewEgg for the opportunity to test this fine product!

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