Excerpt: Having a gigabit network connection at home makes it possible to transfer your files very fast, for example to and from a NAS device. While WiFi is of course much more in the news in recent years, the developments surrounding wired connections hasn't been standing still. You can buy switches that offer a full-duplex bandwidth that's 10 times faster than gigabit.
Summary: The ProSafe Plus XS708E provides SMBs with an affordable option to upgrade or add CAT6-based 10GbE switching to their IT infrastructure compared to the price of traditional twinax 10GbE Enterprise switches. For IT staff, the XS708E offers plug-and-play features and easy setup through Netgear's included ProSafe Plus Configuration Utility.
Pros: Tremendous performance for the latest arrays/servers, Affordable pricing for SMBs, Extremely easy to setup and put into production
Cons: ProSafe Plus configuration utility only supports Windows
Summary: The Netgear XS708E is a network switch priced well below £1000 and should make the first steps into the next generation of 10GbE networks a little easier to climb. read our Netgear ProSafe Plus XS708E review to find out more.