Date Joined: 02/11/02
Cons: Negotiates to 1000Mbps/Full but doesn't actually perform anywhere near the advertised speed.
Overall Review: All of the other NICs on my network have a throughput of about 800 to 850 Mbps. This card only performs at about 250 Mbps. Intel cards are far superior. If you only need to do about 250 Mbps and only have $6 to spend, this is the card for you. If Gig speeds are actually important on your network, spend the extra $20 and buy an Intel card.
Pros: Low cost drive
Cons: Product line has a very high failure rate
Overall Review: I wish I would have listened to the reviews of this product. My drive failed after 6 months of use. The PC that the drive was in was only used to browse the internet and check email. The drive had less than 100 hours of use on it and the PC was always shut down properly.
I should have spent the extra money and purchased a more reliable drive. I cannot access anything on the drive. I believe the data is intact but the controller card stopped working (I/O errors 95% of the time). Sometimes the drive will spin up in an external tray and you can see the intact file system. 95% of the time it wont show up at all. Seagate wants $1600.00 to swap the platters to another drive... NO THANKS!!!
Pros: This is a great switch for the money. I see speeds of sustained 900Mb+ with this switch, testing with i-perf.
Cons: None really, it's a great product.
Overall Review: I'm terribly disappointed with many of the reviews. So many people post misinformation in here. People are saying the switch dumbs itself down to the slowest connected device when, in fact, it does not. One person said he connects to his cable modem at 100Mb so that's going to be the speed you connect to the internet at, that's not the case either. Your internet surfing speed is determined by what package you buy from your ISP. If you buy an 8Mb/1Mb package and you connect to your cable modem at 100Mb, you are still only going to get connect speeds of 8Mb download and 1Mb upload (not 100Mb, no current DOCSIS cable modem providers offer 100Mb packages). Another person was saying that you're going to be limited by your motherboard when in fact, you're most likely to be limited by what speed your hard drives run at. This switch does exactly what it's supposed to do and it's a great value for the money. Always keep in mind that NewEgg has a GREAT return policy if you aren't happy!