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Thinking of swapping an old Cisco unmanaged SR2024 switch for a managed HP 2324 procurve switch.

Unable to find specs of other and unsure of a managed/newer (i think) would improve lan/wan speeds..?

Ideas?
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If speed is your only concern, you most probably will NOT NOTICE any speed improvement from the Cisco to the HP. That's because the Cisco performs quite well, maxing out just where it should max out (Gigabit speeds). More expensive switches MIGHT have improved speeds, but the rate at which these improvements are, are barely noticable unless you use a very accurate stopwatch.
If you want to upgrade because of the managed functions, then please go ahead. Just don't buy it because of speed.
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wondered if it was quicker from the point of view of routing, newer kit, cleverer..
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Probably yes, but not noticeable if you are just a user with 100 people in the office.
Probably noticeable with a stopwatch if 500 users ALL copying 1TB files from several file servers at the same time (though disk access would still be the bottleneck, not necessarily network or routing)
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The fact that a switch is "managed" or "undamaged" will not improve speed.

In fact, if you don't know what you're doing with a managed switch and foobar the QoS, you might make things worse.
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