Summary: The switch works great, feels really solid, but it is so lite that it tips backwards when I have all the cables plugged in. I put one of my computer speakers on top of it to hold it down and keep it from falling off the desk. It would be great if they could make this thinner and wider so that the weight was more spread out and not close to the back.
Summary: I purchased and reviewed this unit elsewhere (think eggs!) but wanted to share my review here as well. I use this box in my home office to connect my iMac and Windows XP box to each other so I can move large files around. These computers are connected via Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables. I have tested the connection with iperf, and it reports a consistent 971 Mbps, which is about as good as you can get from Gig-E. File transfers are much faster now.
Summary: The switch does it's job. It's given me no issues and has the form factor I want. It's a few bucks more than comparable switches, but it had the right orientation of the ethernet ports and the power cord for me.
Summary: I was looking for a 8 port gigabit switch. Specifically one with a metal housing, because my brain has associated metal housings on network gear with enterprise level quality and reliability. This was about the only one I could find that was a) not managed and b) affordable. This model seems hidden beneath the DGS-108, but I personally don't want my switch to manage any QoS. I do wish they would put the cool stamping on this model as they have with the DGS-108.
Summary: Network devices always seem to be 2 ports shy of a full deck. Swapping cables to a different device live upsets Windows discovery & before you know it, a half hour is wasted rebooting everything to get the network back up. This switch is perfect for my home network... ...fast enough for external hard drives & enough ports for printers, scanners, hubs, etc. There's no provision on the web page to choose black or white. I got a white one by chance; it's what I wanted.