Summary: I purchased this from the Linksys store. It arrived quickly, setup was quick and easy. That is where the good ended. Almost immediately I began to notice the switch was getting hot. I thought nothing of it initially, but less than a week into using this device, it stopped working.
Summary: This thing is junk. A real shame that Cisco came along and ruined a good SOHO company. Runs really really hot, I even used a fan blowing on it but it still died. It also constantly dropped and locked after about 2 mo. of service.
Summary: I own two of these, version 2.1 and version 3.0. Version 2.1 definitely runs too hot but after 2 years of being on 24/7 it is still going strong. Version 3.0 runs cooler and the performance on both is outstanding.
Summary: Version v3 fixes the well known problems of v1 - noisy fan, no jumbo frame support. Also fixes v2.X issue of overheating. The SD2008 has gotten some justifiably bad reviews based on the earlier v1 & v2.x designs.
Summary: This excellent Ethernet Switch fully lives up to any expectations related to its prestigious manufacturer. Metal body: heavy, solid, durable-looking. Setup time: zero. Problems/bugs: zero. All three PCs having Gigabit capability in my home network immediately recognized the new 1GB bandwidth limit.
Summary: You can rely on Cisco. Once I plugged it in, it's been working like a charm. It does its job and that's all there is to it. This is not a complicated device; it's there to allow fast speed connection between your Gigabit Ethernet ports on your computers. And it does it well.
Summary: Case# 03434266 I called Linksys to get my switch RMA'd and all went well untill the RMA department. RMA rep told me that Linksys no longer supports the Linksys SD2008 and Cisco takes care of it.