TP-Link TL-SG1005P Performance
The TP-Link TL-SG1005P is a simple 5-port switch:
This type of switch is likely going to use sub-100Mbps IP cameras and phones so hitting over 100MBps provides plenty of headroom on the ports. This is really just a low-end switch and there is not much to say about that.
Next, we are going to take a look at power consumption and noise.
TP-Link TL-SG1005P Power Consumption and Noise
When it comes to power consumption, the TP-Link TL-SG1005P has the 70W PSU but a 56W rating. One may assume that therefore the switch should use up to 14W without PoE but we could not even hit 4W on our unit. The official spec is 4W which we did not achieve but we will simply note it. TP-Link says that at the full 56W of PoE plus the ports this can hit up to 64.4W of total power consumption.
In terms of noise, this is a fanless design so it was silent in our testing. In our test unit, we did not hear any PSU whine either.
Overall the TP-Link TL-SG1005P performed as we would expect which is good. This is actually a very popular switch because it is cheap and provides PoE on gigabit Ethernet ports.
In terms of pricing, we will leave an auto-updating affiliate Amazon affiliate banner above the final words that will show current pricing. We paid $50 for ours and sometimes they get to be less expensive. That is $12.50 per PoE port and $10/ 1GbE port which feels a bit expensive. Our sense is that there is also some premium for the higher-wattage power supply.
Our sense on this one is that unless one simply needs low-end and cheap PoE, we probably would get the Netgear GS108PP 8-Port PoE+ switch over this unit. More WiFi 6 APs are requiring PoE+ as are some other higher-end devices. Having more ports often means fewer replacement cycles due to not having an extra port. This does save $30 or so, but it comes at a fairly large decrease in features. As a result, the decision between those really is simply budget. We also have the Netgear version of this switch since we wanted to see if there are vendors. Stay tuned to STH for that in the near future.