The rackmount switch dimensions are not standardized. If you go online, you will see some switches measure 14.8 x 10 x 4.4 inches. Other switches have dimensions of 12.8 x 18 x 3.4 inches and 18.8 x 10 x 4.9 inches.
Netgear JGS524NA Unmag Giga 24Pt Switch
This gigabit switch is designed to augment your network capacity and speed. The bandwidth is good for up 48 Gbps. The 24 and 16 port switches can generate 2000 Mbps for every port. This can be used with the Gigabit Ethernet for the desktop. The device makes it easy to work with 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps gadgets.
The rackmount switch has full/half-duplex sensing and 10/100/1000 automatic speeds. All the ports have an Auto Uplink. The JGS524NA can be used for multimedia, graphics and other bandwidth hungry apps. The switch has been designed so it is easy to configure.
There are LEDs for the ports so monitoring is easy. The rackmount switch dimensions are such that ii can fit on the desktop. For convenience, a rackmount is included. The device can be used with Linux, the Mac and Windows.
Netgear ProSafe 16-Port 10/100 Rackmount Switch
This 16 port switch can function up to 200 Mbps if set at full duplex mode. The device has Store and Forward packet switching. Like the other NetGear switch, it comes with Auto Uplink. This makes it easier to sense MDI/MDI-X. The switch comes with rackmount form factor.
The device has support for 10/100 Mbps if configured in half duplex mode. As stated earlier, it can also support full duplex mode. This flexibility makes it suitable for use in many networks.
It is also worth noting that every port is capable of sensing the MDI/MDI-X. This means you no longer have to fret about making crossover and Ethernet switches.
Tips for Buyers
Read the product specs before you proceed to buy. The devices can cost several hundred dollars. Whether you decide to buy online or not, make sure that it fits your needs. Compatibility is another issue. If you are not too familiar with the technical aspects, you should get someone to help sort it out. The speed is essential, but so are the other aspects.
In the end, the rackmount switch dimensions are not as crucial as the other features of these devices. But nevertheless, they have to be taken into account so you can get the best switch for the job.