Pros: It's a good reliable switch. I've used the similar 5-port model in the past, and purchased this to move additional machines to gig-e.
Cons: The specifications Newegg publish for this product are misleading. The product page claims that the buffer memory is 1MB. However, the product packaging and Netgear's own website make it clear that the buffer is only 128KB. I might have selected one of Netgear's cheaper competitors if the specifications had been accurate.
Summary: Failed after 2 years. Seems to be consistent with other reviews. Prior to failure, seems to have worked well in my domestic network. No sockets to wall-mount and rather weird & bulky UK plug would be the other issues of note.
Summary: I bought this from the amazon.co.uk site and was send the European version of the product with the non-uk standard power adapter. Even the product number for the item says GS608UK which is the UK version of the product. Very disappointed as I now have to find a way to power it using a converter or wait for a replacement which would require me to send it back. Very poor advertisement.
Summary: Less a review more an explanation. I've just had my second Netgear 8 Port switch die on me, which I've replaced with a TP Link. I bought this one 2 years ago, the previous netgear switch to die lasted about 16 months. So what's the life on a non commercial switch? The switch worked just fine up until the point where it died, so not 1 star. Personally I think a switch should last at least 3 years so for me this warrants a 3 star rating.
Excellent in a basic network, but may be problematical as network expands
Ian Hutt, Amazon
2 November 2009
Summary: I have found this item to be excellent until recently. Over the couple of years that I have owned it, it has been extremely reliable, needing to be power cycled only twice that I recall even in a 24/7 environment. Facilitating 24/7 running is the relatively low power consumption of around 5W, although the units do run slightly warmer than I would like. However, I have just come up with a serious limitation of this, and many other unmanaged switches.
Summary: Hab meinen Switsch gestern bekommen und bin schon fleissig am testen. Der Datendurchsatz ist schonmal gut. Im Schnitt zwischen 40-45 MB/s. Ein Manko habe ich und deshalb gibt es auch nur 3 Steren. Von Eco Green ist das Teil weit entfernt. Bei 5 Angeschlossenen Systemen und dabei stadtfindenen Datenübertragung zieht das Teil 15 Watt. Ein wenig zuviel wie ich finde und auch darüber, was hier in der Beschreibung steht. Aber auch Standby ist übel.