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pandora
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Could someone help me understand SG200, SG300 and SG500

Could someone help me understand the marketing concept, and purposes of the various Cisco SG200, SG300 and SG500 switches?

I was looking for a 48 port PoE HP Procurve, but many of the Cisco SG PoE units seem less expensive.

I'm a bit concerned that Cisco has a reputation for being expensive after purchase.

Is anyone familiar with these Cisco switches and their basic distinctions?

Thanks for any help.
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they look pretty cool... obviously not IOS based Switches but they should be as reliable as any out there... I'd recommend a used IOS based but they all provide Power and Switching...


HELLFIRE
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200-series switch Datasheet

300-series switch Datasheet

500-series switch Datasheet

Like Da Geek Kid said, not IOS-based, and Cisco classes them as "SMB" type.

I haven't had a chance to work with them either, but these days the underlying hardware
to build a 24+ 10/100/1000 device isn't rocket science to begin with. It just comes
down to the features / functionality you want, which taking a look at the datasheets
is pretty vanilla standard.

Warranty-wise, Cisco does the "Limited Lifetime," again I cannot comment as I've never
dealt with these devices before.

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Thanks for the links, not certain what Cisco "SMB" classification means. The pdf datasheets are printing. I hope there is no ongoing charge for software or that support calls don't require an expensive subscription or expensive per call charge.
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HELLFIRE
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Call and ask before you put money down is always a good policy.

Again, never having dealt with Cisco SMB gear, I really can't comment. I'm more familiar with their enterprise offerings.

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