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SMC SMCGS8
6.2 out of 10

SMC SMCGS8

The EZ Switch 10/100/1000 SMCGS8, 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Read more

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Reviews and Problems with SMC SMCGS8

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Overall 4
4.0

Died after almost 4years of use

Isaac O., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: Device worked for a pretty good while, almost 4 years, but shouldn't have died even after that. Did have a bit of flakiness throughout its life and needed a few "reboots." Did run hot though it's whole life but it lived in a cool basement and that probably kept it alive that long.
  • Pros: Worked for a while, good price
  • Cons: Died after almost 4 years, ran hot.
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Overall 10
10

8 ports really on mean 7

Ronald S., Newegg
20 October 2011
  • Summary: I wired my house for networking and needed a switch! Bad luck from another brand lead me to this! No complaints so far!
  • Pros: It is what it is! An 8 Port Gigabit Switch that leaves 7 distributable ports! Nothing new there!
  • Cons: None! It works as advertised!
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Overall 10
10

great for hd video streaming

Ernest R., Newegg
31 January 2011
  • Summary: tried d link and trendnet green versions and got nothing but headaches until this one. stop reading, this is your switch. dont suffer like i did...
  • Pros: great for mixed connection speeds. perfect for streaming win7 media center 1080p video. look no further...
  • Cons: heat not a problem with mine.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jamin M., Newegg
7 August 2010
  • Summary: It's been working for three years now!
  • Pros: Cheap, fast, easy to use
  • Cons: Could be better cooled
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Overall 6
6.0

Good value, runs hot - must keep cool

Mike M., Newegg
13 July 2010
  • Summary: Ran stable for a good year, then froze-up due to summer heat. Replaced with a lower power consumption switch that ran cooler.
  • Pros: Cheap, good value.
  • Cons: Runs hot like everybody says. High heat causes unit to malfunction - this goes for the AC adapter and the unit itself. Plastic construction.
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Overall 10
10

Great switch, but...

Keith L., Newegg
10 February 2010
  • Summary: Raising the price by MORE than shipping should cost as the fix for an obvious shipping overcharge? Good business for Newegg, perhaps, but it makes the Free Shipping offer a bit disingenuous. I bought my third switch elsewhere, and I probably will not ever try to help again.
  • Pros: Excellent switch, utterly trouble-free. I bought two of these here, and they're both performing flawlessly. Nothing could be simpler. They work with a mix of 100Mb and 1Gb connections simultaneously and transparently at what appears to be excellent speed. Price was very competitive.
  • Cons: I don't know when it started, but a few days ago I set out to buy a third copy of this switch, and was startled to see the shipping charge for the item set at 23.31! I could have just bought elsewhere but hoped to help correct the mistake. After some email sparring with Customer Service, I find t...
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Overall 6
6.0

OK for price

Richard S., Newegg
20 November 2009
  • Pros: Decent for the money. Great throughput
  • Cons: Runs hot. No cooling fan. After 15 months it started locking up. Throughput went to nothing.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Switch

Jay L., Newegg
14 March 2009
  • Pros: Good price. All the features that actually effect performance. Reliable. No internal fans. Has worked perfectly from day one and has exceeded my expectations for reliability.
  • Cons: None really. It is a little bit hard to tell which lights are on on the front panel (from a distance) because that information is printed next to the LED windows and the pattern of the lights doesn't necessarily allow you to determine which ones are which. I had a Linksys router that had differen...
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Overall 10
10

Beware Shipping Cost

Matthew S., Newegg
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Beware newegg's shipping costs on this item right now.
  • Pros: This is a great little switch. I use 2 at home and 3-4 others in soho environments around town. Great speed/reliability for the price.
  • Cons: They lock up in high heat environments. Around 40c i start seeing problems. Just tossed a case fan next to it and am having no problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

After a year, lots of lock-ups

Richard G., Newegg
2 December 2008
  • Summary: Have had good experiences with SMC in general, so this particular unit may have been a dud.
  • Pros: Being used in a home office with a number of computers and a wireless access point. Was a good value when I bought it. Ran slightly warm but performed well at first.
  • Cons: After about a year of use, the switch started locking up on a pretty regular basis. It is plugged into a good UPS, so I don't believe this was caused by power hits. I started getting a lot of complaints from a VIP user (my wife), so I'm replacing it with a Netgear.
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