TL-SG3428 (TP-Link) v1 or v2?

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TL-SG3428 (TP-Link) v1 or v2?
TL-SG3428 (TP-Link) v1 or v2?
2022-02-12 02:27:48
Model: TL-SG3428  
Hardware Version:
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Retailer assured me a v2 would ship, but a v1 arrived. Keep or return/exchange?

 

From a quick spec compare, I see the following differences:

 

-Packet Buffer: 4.1 Mbit vs 12 Mbit

-ISP Features DDM and sFlow

-Max Power Consumption, 19.22 W vs 19.9 W

-MAC Address Table: 8K vs 16K

-MAC VLAN: 12 vs 30 entries

-ARP Entries: 316 vs 512

 

Can't see how I'd encounter any limitations re: the above in a home setting (albeit supporting some business function and basic lab stuff/VM host, etc).

 

My main concerns are future support for the v1 and whether the v2 was indicative of any particular flaw/concern...

 

I noted that firmware release do seem to be keeping current:

 

v1 @ TL-SG3428v1_en_1.1.2_[20210806-rel55686]_up.bin

v2 @ TL-SG3428v2_en_2.0.3_[20210409-rel52950]_up.bin

 

So box it up or rack it and move on?

 

Cheers!

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Re:TL-SG3428 (TP-Link) v1 or v2?
2022-02-14 13:07:56

  @jeef 

 

If you can return it and switch to V2 then do so, according to this information you have listed, V2 supports more number of entries.

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Re:TL-SG3428 (TP-Link) v1 or v2?
2022-02-14 14:17:15

@Virgo Cheers! Looking into options on return/exchange. The switch came from the 'TP-Link Store' via Amazon.ca -- was one of the few options with available stock at the time. Unfortunately, Customer Service hasn't been terribly helpful. I've reached out to TP-Link sales directly to see if they can assist. Awaiting a response...

 

There are indeed some clear differences in features/maximums between the v1 and v2 as noted. Will it have any impact? I don't think so, but I don't entirely know. Packet buffering is a complex topic to say the least (noticeable impact of 4 vs 12 Mbit?). I don't intend to leverage MAC-based vLANs so 12 vs 30 entires shouldn't really have no impact. Had I stayed strictly L2 something like the TL-SG2428P (which is on v4) has similar maximums as the TL-SG3428 v1, which suggests the v1 may indeed be adequate.

 

Of course I have no visibility into any other changes between v1/v2... could have simply been a marketing/manufacturing decision to better align specs across the TL-SG3 series and may not impact performed/reliability in any way. I was pleased to see that older versions are still receiving firmware updates, so that's a good sign. :)

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