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Network: Recommend network switches without power saving modes?

I setup a Ringcentral  Asus RT-N66U router with QoS settings. The documentation suggest using a network switch without a "green" setting (power saving) mode which shuts down ports to save energy. I'm trying to find a 48-port Gigabit network switch but everything made today includes power savings. Are there any switches which are 48 port (or perhaps two 24-port switches) which would allow me to disable power saving modes?
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bjsvec answered ·
I know you can disable power saving in Cisco SF and SG300 series. They are decent SMB switches.
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john-tran answered ·
Deploying switches with power saving mode features, or 'green' setting, is fine ...just long as it is a 'manageable' type of switch.  That is it will allow the Admin to log in to make changes and/or configure the feature settings.  You can then just disable the 'green' feature.

As for what may be some viable brands... Netgear and HP ProCurve's are also common options.

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arndt answered ·
I've had others recommend the Pro Curve as well. So I assume I'll be able to switch off power savings then so long as it's managed. Is there a particular model number you'd recommended? I need at least 48 ports.
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john-tran answered ·
Hi Arndt.  Personally I like the ProCurve line also for a small/mid-sized office environment. They are slightly pricier than the other options, but are dependable and perform well.  As for a particular model, I think it's best to speak to reseller or we can get you in contact with one of our VARs.  Prices normally range from around $500 to $2500 (if not more) depending on what features you want (or don't care for). 

Here's a good reference to what models are available and their prices.  You can filter further by feature.  

https://www.cdw.com/shop/search/Networking-Products/Ethernet-Switches/Fixed-Managed-Switches/result....
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arndt answered ·
https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/HP-1910-48-48-Port-Fast-Ethernet-Switch/3188806.aspx?enkwrd=&p...

This one is in my budget. Is there any reason I shouldn't get this model?
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Yes, this model perfectly fine... if you don't care for PoE (power over Ethernet) and/or ability for 1Gbps port speeds.
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