Some Silent/ Quiet Network Switch Models


Does your network switch make a constant (distracting) buzzing noise? Well, most of the network switches available in the market today make excessive sound mainly due to multiple fans running inside them. In this post, let us look at some network switch models for SOHO/ SMB/ High-end Home applications, which are silent and have a quiet operation mainly because of the fact that they do not have any fans built into them!

Fans are quiet important for the functioning of Network Switches as they help cool down the various over-heated components within them. In most of the network switches, there are multiple fans (2 or 3) that constantly keep making the buzzing noise, which can be quite audible if you are anywhere near them. Lower end Switches made for home use are slightly better, but they still make some noise. This noise distracts people both in the office setting or in home setting so much that many of them have started looking out for quiet and silent network switches that are fanless!

The following network switch models are advertised by the vendors as Fanless and hence Silent/ Quiet. Hopefully they have some protection against overheating built into them. (These switches are more suitable for Small Office/ Home Office, Small and Medium Business, High end home applications)

1. Hp Procurve 1410 Series:

2. Dlink DGS-1024D – 24 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports, Unmanaged Switch

3. Hp Procurve 1810 Series:

4a. Dlink DGS – 1224T – 24 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports, Web-Smart Switch

4b. Dlink DGS – 1210-24 – 24  x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports, Web-Smart Switch

5. Cisco SG200 Series:

6. Hp Procurve 2610-24 – 24 x 10/100 Mbps Ports, Managed Switch

7. Edge Core Networks ES4528V -24 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports, Managed Switch

8. RFL 3200 Series Ethernet Switches – Industrial Grade, Solid-State Cooled, Fanless Operation

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