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Pros: Works with all our Cisco and HP ProCurve networking equipment.
No additional drivers required with Windows 7 or higher!
Molded usb cable won't fall out.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: I used Keyspan usb-to-serial adapters in the past. They worked but the newer models built by tripplite have a loose usb connector so we'd frequently get disconnected by accident. On top of that the Keyspan adapter required additional drivers.
This adapter is cheaper, requires no additional windows drivers (though newer drivers are available), and the cable is permanently attached. I was concerned about compatibility but it works just fine with all the Cisco and ProCurve gear I've tried so far.
This supposedly contains a real Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset and works with current drivers, unlike the fakes you'd find coming directly from china. But I'm not going to break mine open to confirm as long as its working.
Pros: Worked as expected. Had no problems and already had the Prolific drivers install from another device I used in past.. And of course fast shipping from Newegg!
Cons: None at present