Are 48 port switches noisy?
One of the schools I support is having the network re-cabled and replacing their current (old) switches.
I was thinking about recommending 2x48 port Netgear Gb Switches, but after reading various reviews of different brands, the consensus seems to be that they sound like an 747 taking off.
The cabinet that they would be going in is located in a corridor (above arms length), so whilst it wouldn't disrupt any lessons, it would be audible in the corridor.
I'm tempted to suggest they get 4x24 port Netgear switches instead, as the deal I have found makes it cheaper, and may reduce noise too.
Does anyone know if there really is much of a noise difference?