The Hasivo S1100P-8GT may not be a common option, but it offers something completely unique. Namely, it is an ultra-low-cost 2.5GbE switch that also offers PoE+ with a relatively generous power budget. In this review, we are going to look at the switch and then talk about the high and low points of our experiences thus far. For some perspective, this switch costs about the same as a 1GbE Netgear PoE switch, yet it also has a higher power budget. This is also about the same price as the TP-Link TL-SH1008 we reviewed. With that, let us get to the hardware.
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On the video we also get to pan through the test setup a bit more than we do in photos so if you want to see more gear like an IP camera and the Netgear WAX630 WiFi 6 AP, then you can see them a bit more in the video. As always, we suggest opening the video in a new tab, browser, or app for a better viewing experience.
Hasivo S1100P-8GT 2.5GbE PoE+ Switch External Hardware Overview
The Hasivo S1100P-8GT is one where there is precious little information available. We could not find any information outside of AliExpress, Taobao, and Chinese language websites. Still, for $121 (+$28 shipping) we received a desktop switch after a bit of a wait.
The switch’s main feature is perhaps the 2.5GbE ports. This is an 8-port unmanaged switch and it can do 2.5GbE and 1GbE. We tested both. The 10M/100M it is rated to achieve, but we did not get to test across every port.
We will note that there is a large blue line across the bottom of the ports. Hasivo has a non-PoE version of this switch for just under $100 + 28 shipping. With shipping it is a bit more expensive than the TP-Link that we just reviewed. The reason we got this model instead is that adding PoE capabilities was less than a $30 upgrade. Hasivo charges much less for PoE than many other SMB networking vendors.
That blue strip also has a LED indicator for PoE being active. You can see under Port 2’s red Ethernet cable the amber LED showing that the switch is powering a device over PoE.
The sides of the switch are just vents to allow a little airflow.
The rear of the switch has a DC power input and a grounding point.
The PSU that came with the unit is a 52V 2.5A unit. For a $121 switch, this is a very healthy size power supply.
While the PSU has certification and compliance marks, the switch does not. There are no certification marks on the switch itself and the label is relatively simple. This is not a 2.5Gbps switch, instead it is a “2.5GDPS” switch that can supply PoE+ power to a number of ports and up to 90W to one.
There are a few hints that this is not a perfect setup. For one, the switch lacks mounting holes to screw into a desk, wall, or elsewhere. There are no rack ears. Also, we did not get rubber feet with this, so it was essentially a metal box.
Compared to the TP-Link switches, this is actually a bit smaller which is also nice.
Next, let us get inside the switch and see what is going on there.