[geeks] 1U rackmount KVM switch
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 12:27:09 CDT 2012
The model KVM we use at $WORK is Dell PowerEdge 2161 DS-2
Very reasonable on eBay, assume expensive if still available new...
IOGear is typically a re-brand of ATEN devices.
On Apr 17, 2012, at 12:58 PM, Nick B <nick at pelagiris.org> wrote:
> My experience is the same, if not worse. IOGear is, in my experience,
> cheaply built and poorly designed. I generally like
> http://avocent.com/Products/Products.aspx though don't expect "cheap".
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Jonathan Patschke
<jp at celestrion.net>wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Apr 2012, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> $1600 seems like a reasonable price, but no exp with IOGear hardware...
>> My anecdotal experience with IOGear keyboard/display switches is that
>> their tiny USB two-host units lose USB interfaces really quickly (under 6
>> months). For quite a while, just about everyone at $ork had a desktop PC
>> (for officey things), a desktop SPARC (for CAD/simulation things), and a
>> single large display.
>> I don't recall if the difference was statistically significant (either due
>> to the type of host or which port it was plugged into), but people would
>> frequently find the thing unable to control the SPARC--the USB interface
>> on the switch had gone dead.
>> Jonathan Patschke | "It is easier to build two chimneys than to
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