PrinceSly
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Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

Trust me I have looked and had to return switch upon switches for not having what what i want.

Like the topic says, I am looking for a layer 3 switch that is at least 24 - 48 ports that is has gigabit on all ports. Don't care if it is POE or not. Don't care if it has SFP or not. Bottom line, it has to be a quiet switch comes or does not come with built-in cooling fan.

Is this just a pipe dream of mine or is Dell just like other vendors out there?

Thanks,

Prince

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Re: Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

The only fan less switch i have found are less than 24 ports. For example the 2808 is a fan less switch. I think finding switch with 24+ ports and no fans will be difficult.  

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PrinceSly
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Re: Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

Thanks. I saw the 2808. Do you know of any with fan(s) that is probably the most quiet?

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Re: Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

I was not able to find any documentation stating fan noise levels, but here are some different models of switches with the number of fans they have. I would presume that the less fans the less noise. But I could be wrong about that. Rack mount switches do not tend to have a priority of low noise level when being designed, as they usually end up in a server room.

2824, 1 fan

2848, 3 fans

3524/48, 2 fans

3524/48P, 5 fans

6224, 3 fans

6248, 4 fans

8024/48, 3 fans

8124/48, 2 fans

I know this is not the exact information you are looking for, but hopefully it helps.

Daniel Covey
Dell EMC| Enterprise Support Services
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Re: Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

Yeah, might be more in the pipe dream category.  I have full L3 Cisco/Linksys SG300-20 for my home lab for the same criteria you gave (L3, and no fans).  That was really the only one I could find at the time.  And most with fans will be disappointingly loud.  Just a byproduct of throwing in a 1/2" fan and trying to move x amount of air.

Please share if you eventually find one.

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PrinceSly
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Re: Looking for a Fanless or run quiet Layer 3 Gigabit Switch

Thanks for the share...I'll have to check it out. I heard Juniper offers good layer 3 gigabit switches that's fan-less. HP had a good one but it was 10/100...come on Dell! Its 2013 already 🙂

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