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Pros: Large Capacity (my son stuffs all his Steam games on his laptop for travels).
Cons: Speed is slow 5400 RPM won't win any zippy awards. Does save power though.
Cache is small - 8MB - particularly for a slow (5400 RPM) drive
Other Thoughts: Good value - particularly when on sale. This obviously, for the non sale price point, was targeted on capacity upgrade rather than speed.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good value point in fairly current chip, bus bandwidth (a plus for this) , and memory for PC gaming on a student budget.
It's hard to harp hard enough on bus bandwidth over other factors in graphics. Often for 10-20% more one can get "into the next tier". I'd trade off 2GB RAM for 1GB Ram for bandwidth for example, or a next gen chip stuffed on a 64 bit bus probably won't run any faster than a previous gen chip on a 128 bit bus.
Cons: Fan. I just don't like fans. They make noise. They break. This one hasn't broken, but I haven't had a graphics card, from any maker, that I didn't eventually have to replace the fan.
Other Thoughts: I slam fans, and for "a bit more juice" buy fanless graphics cards. I haven't found a fanless card yet that didn't run way too hot for my liking when pushed with gaming graphics.
This card replaced a fanless one my son had that started flaking out with gaming graphics - and that was after I'd spliced and glued in (JB Weld) a small laptop fan.
This review is from: NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS108)
Pros: High Bandwidth as well as packet rate particularly between different ports.
Good amount of buffer memory per port
Other Thoughts: This is to be compared to the FS108 and is worth the extra money. Basically any pair of ports running at max tap out the FS108 across all ports whereas the GS108 can sustain transmissions across multiple ports concurrently.READ FULL REVIEW