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TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case
  • Supports PoE IEEE 802.3af
  • Up to 15.4W for each PoE port
  • Overload Arrangement
  • Port Priority Function
  • Desktop design, Fanless
  • Plug and play
  • $59.99
  • $44.99
  • Save: $15.00 (25%)
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Pros:

built like a tank. very heavy and solid. 150w max power draw.
high quality components on the inside. all the capacitors are long life capacitors, Taicon brand, (owned by Nichicon) rated to 105. degrees celsius, compared to the 75c degree parts found in lower quality electronics. this should last a very long time.
I repair electronics, and i can tell that this is well made, even though it was made in china, this one was done right, lead free solder, rounded stainless steel metal edges, high temperature components, use of screws rather than plastic tabs. this device is meant to last.
use of POE ports! POE stands for power over ethernet, many devices such as cameras, telephones and wireless access devices can use power through the ethernet cable and don't have to rely on a separate power adapter. this is really useful in a small business where you may have have offices and cameras. so instead of having a outlet and battery backup device at every single camera or phone, you can have one at the router. so if the router stays powered on during a power failure, your cameras and telephones do too.

Cons:

i wouldn't recommend it for home networking because, it's 100Mbit/s. and by todays standards its a slow performer. it's not ideal to be used where you might be copying large files or streaming HD movies.
i don't think this would be practical for a large business because it only has 4 POE ports, i imagine that a large business which required POE ports would need more than 4 of them, and might require more than the maximum 57 watts, i would assume that any businesses which is considered large would require more than 8 ethernet ports to begin with.
most switches and routers have holes on the bottom which allow it to be mounted on the walls with screws or thumb tacks. this one does not. it does include 4 rubber feet that stick on the bottom. but they are not pre installed.

Other Thoughts:

the ideal consumer of this product would be a small business owner. the device is well made and easy to use and will last a long time. i could see the perfect application for this switch, the first 4 POE ports could be used for cameras, maybe a camera or two inside the store, and two outside, port 5 could be for a printer, or telephone, port6 could be for a DVR, NAS, or backup drive which records the surveillance cameras. port 7 could be for the internet connection, and port 8 could be for the workstation computer. if you add a UPS box your switch, cameras, telephone, DVR and computer can all stay working even in case of a power failure.
it would be nice if the switch was gigabit, or if all 8 ports were POE. but the features reflect the price, and for the price, its hard to complain.

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