just brew it! wrote:One feature that can still differentiate unmanged switches is the total available bandwidth. Some cheaper switches can't handle all ports blasting away simultaneously at full speed, and can potentially become a performance bottleneck in high traffic environments. In general, this isn't going to be an issue unless the switch is installed in a datacenter; but it is something to consider, depending on your use case.
TwistedKestrel wrote:In years past I used to see sites that reviewed stuff like switches and tested them for this kind of thing exactly. Does anyone still do this?
notfred wrote:I'm red-green colour blind and used to work at Cisco. I had quite the argument with the hardware team on our project about why tri-colour LEDs suck for port status whilst they just looked at me as if I had a toaster on my head.
drsauced wrote:Blue LED would be excellent, but after several years of blinking away, they might get a bit dim even with the eye-searing brightness of them.
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