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Old 12-11-2017, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default TP-Link TL-SG1008 Gigabit Switch - pre-emptive recap and fan upgrade

I have a TP-Link TL-SG1008 I bought some time ago, second hand. I never used it because the fan was horribly noisy and I didn't need more than 100Mbit anyway.

Now, I find myself needing the bandwidth. So I decided to look into the situation...

I did a pre-emptive recap of all the crapcaps (may have been unnecessary, the thing runs really cool anyway) but hey, why not?

I also replaced the original, noisy and worn, single fan with two new ones. Each of the new ones use half the power of the old, and make a fairly soft noise in comparison to the screech of the original fan.

After putting it into service, I then discovered how trashy on-board Realtek chips are... and had to upgrade to some decent Intel PCI-E cards.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: TP-Link TL-SG1008 Gigabit Switch - pre-emptive recap and fan upgrade

I did this, to a TL-GS1008PE. I'm using it, with security cameras. I will need to pick up another one, or upgrade to a 16 port one(POE version).
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