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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Dead switch
    Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 9:01am

I don't know how long I've had it, not all that long since it's a gigabit switch but my Netgear GS116 switch has finally given up the ghost. After years of being unnoticed first it was locking up about once a day and now about every five minutes.

Goodbye old friend, don't recall how much I paid for you but I'm guessing given the number of bits you've processed you did a doggone good job.

Just one of those pieces you expect to work. Even took me a while to figure out where the problem was when it first started flaking out.

Fortunately the Cisco SD2008T is obsolete and pretty cheap for an 8 port gigabit switch.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 11:57am
Was he your first gigabit switch?
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar 2012 at 12:00pm

I dunno, I don't think so, I think I had some 5 port guys first as I was slowly upgrading from 100 and probably went ahead with the smaller ones as needed before I went to expense of the 20 port guy.

Still a trusted friend for a long time.

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 2012 at 8:20am
Yep, ya just gotta appreciate the ones who work well over the long haul.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 1:48pm
What a difference. With the old switch I rarely got much over 35MB/second. With the new Cisco switches I'm always above 60MB/second.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 1:53pm
I might add that when I got disk to disk on the slower machine (to a slower drive) I only get 62MB/second. 
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 3:08pm
We're the specs the same on the old and new? Or the newer one rated faster?
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 4:14pm
Same/same, just an unmanaged gigabit switch but there are chipsets and there are chipsets.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 4:19pm
Sounds like a happy good deal then. A blessing in disguise maybe. 
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Mar 2012 at 4:23pm
Truly. Now doing net transfers faster than I can via USB.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 5:21pm
Very nice.  For large volume transfers it seems to be best for us to make net transfers rather than USB as well.
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