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Pros: -FAST FAST FAST data connections with several computers, game consoles, Internet TVs, and other network peripherals all simultaneously transferring data
-Low power consumption
Cons: -Occasional hiccups with Media Center Extender on my xBox, but I think it's more of an issue with my Media Center desktop than the switch.
Overall Review: This switch very capably replaced an aging 10/100 16-port and 10/100/1000 4-port switch i had been using for years.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to do.
Pros: (1) Gigabit Ethernet; (2) 'green' power technology that D-link states it can save on electricity by only supplying power to ports in use and only supplying the necessary power to send the data signals over the length of the attached cable; (3) small foot print compared to other manufacturer's 24 port switches; (4) PRICE - cheapes I've seen around the Internet and local retail locations; (5) model shipped by newegg was the hardware revision C - one of, if not the most, recent (6) At time of purchase, free 3-day shipping, paid the fee to rush prepare the order and I received it in 2 days. SATISFIED with the product, the manufacturer, and of course, NEWEGG!!!
Cons: I hesitate to list this here because it's not a bad thing, but should be mentioned none the less. In my home, I had been using a D-Link GB router, 8-Port and 5-Port GB switches. None of them use any type of fan. The DGS-1024D uses an internal fan that's as loud as my power supply on my computer (Antec TP3-550). Be warned, if this is going in your bedroom, warn your wife before hand! Mine wasn't, but the noise is noticable. Why hesitate to mention this as a con? Well, probably most home users don't need a 24-port GB Ethernet switch. Since the unit ships with rack mounting hardware, looks like it was meant for office type usage, but I am using it at home (my house has CAT5e throughout wired in the walls).
Overall Review: I have used D-link products for many years now. They continue to provide quality solutions that are reliable at an affordable price. This switch is the largest I've owned (at 24 ports), but surprisingly, is quite small (smaller than an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and it's about 1.5" thick/tall). It comes with rack mount hardware and rubber feet should you decide to go one way or the other. It does use an internal fan, and unlike my other Home D-link products, this one remains cool to the touch. I play on-line games, do large Internet downloads, and have as many as 3-5 machines on the Internet at any one time. I have no complaints about bottlenecks of any kind. Because this switch probably is meant for rack mounting, the ports and lights are on the front meaning your cables will be visible, unlike the home products where ports are on the rear and lights are in front. The pictures on the newegg website show the older hardware package, but I received what appers to be D-link's latest.
Overall Review: Writing this review 15 months after purchase.
H/W version: B5
Mine doesn't have the white front plate like the latest one pictured here, it's the same brownish color as the rest of the case.
No problems at all. Never a lockup or anything.
I use this in an uptime critical (website) scenario & it's been VERY worth the purchase.
No prob w/9k Jumbo frames in combo w/DGE-* dlink gigabit NICs
Don't hesitate to pull the trigger on this one.
Pros: Best switches ever! Both the original and redesigned versions seem rock solid and zero maintenance. I've routinely copied terabytes of data per month up and down from my PCs without any glitches or issues. Since they are fanless, so far it seems like they will last forever. Get yourself one, you'll always need more ports it seems.
Cons: Would have preferred a more symmetrical layout of the ports and status lights on the front panel with each of the two status LED right next to and above the actual RJ-45 port like some other switches. But since it just works ALL THE TIME, the status readouts are completely gratuitous.
Overall Review: I now have a pair of these rack mounted in my wiring closet to provide connectivity throughout my house and connected to PCs, NAS boxes, game consoles, etc.
Pros: Small, no-fuss setup, runs reasonably cool.
Cons: Apparently, I have to put something in this field, so...well, it didn't make breakfast for me this morning.
Overall Review: These switches made a massive difference in our network throughput - replacing 10-15 year-old 10BaseT switches. I've seen as much as 350Mbps over our CAT5 infrastructure. Plug and play - which is good, because I'm no networking pro; I'm just the most tech-savvy person we have (which isn't saying much). 8*)
Pros: works reliably - low cost
Cons: older version used an internal fan that was noisy... latest version (same model number) has better venting and no fan.
Overall Review: I've had one of these in service for several years. I just received another yesterday 7/14/2010. Both are the same model but look slightly different. This new one has NO fan so it has no fan noise. The vent holes in the case are much larger and you can see straight through it. You can see several large heat sinks internally. Presumably this is to allow it to operate without a fan at all... less energy and less noise. Performance on my older one (at least three years old) had dropped somewhat. Presumably this is because the fan quit working quite some time ago and the unit's case was more than a little hot. After a day of heavy use the new one is not warm at all and performance is back to what I'd expect.
Pros: 24 ports, all gigabit, and fits great in the Rack yay
Cons: Through half the 2 1/2 years I've had it, it's worked, but would pass packets slowly, and a few errors. After these 2 1/2 years, it died altogether and stopped passing packets all together. When I called for a warranty the company wanted it to be shipped back as though it was fully packaged from the store, and since didn't bother to keep the box, manuals,etc they would have charged me over $100 to fix it. That'll be the last item I ever get from D-Link
Overall Review: Wouldn't have stung so much if it wasn't partially faulty from the start, but as I wasn't using for mission critical stuff, I didn't bother to complain about it.