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True Gigabit speeds!
on 28 December 2016
To be honest I'm not sure where to start. This is an amazing network switch overall. It's so easy to setup and runs fantasticly. I opted for the un-managed version and I am only using it within a home network, so the managed version of this wasn't needed for me. I would highly recommend this switch and here's why:
Firstly, the high quality feel. I was expecting something to be mostly plastic and a little metal, which would give it a cheap feel, to my surprise this was not the case. I was shocked when I opened up the packaging to find a fully metal switch, the weighty feel gives a nice touch and would ensure that this doesn't damage easy. It also has a nice finish on it, which gives it a very nice feel. The quality overall is fantastic
Speed. This is truly gigabit speeds, after running a few short test's I found this out for myself. I can transfer files from my PC and Desktop to my server or external network drives much quicker than I could using my router. I thought that either the product was using smart advertising techniques or tricks to fool me into thinking this was gigabit speeds and it would turn out to be slower than that. However, as mentioned this was not the case.
Delivery. The delivery time was amazing! I was surprised with the short shipping time (considering it just being Christmas) that my order was delivered on time. I was out at the time of delivery and the package was sent to my next door neighbours house instead.
Why? When first researching into a network switch I was solely planning to use it as an extension on from my router, as I had too many ethernet cables and too little ports. I had already setup my home network and got my server up & running using a standard 500Mbps router, the speed's when transferring large files was slow. After reading up online that purchasing a gigabit switch would not only increase the amount of ethernet ports I had available, but also increase server to client speeds I purchased this. However, this doesn't have to be used with networking, it can be used for just extending the amount of ports you have to use for devices, which to most people, is a lifesaver.
Overall: I would highly recommend this network switch, it provides great quality, speed and usability. Just plug and play! It is also true Gigabit speeds.