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SMC SMCGS8
5.6 out of 10

SMC SMCGS8

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Fast but Hot

Anthony J. Palmer, Amazon
12 January 2012
  • Summary: Only a few days in, so far so good. Gigabit is AMAZINGLY faster than 100mb. Our setup requires transferring 4GB-15GB multiple times per week from one PC to another...I can not tell you how much time this thing saves. I had a Netgear from another retailer, but returned it when I saw NUMEROUS reviews stating "don't expect much more than a year out of this." I must say, this SMC runs a lot hotter than the Netgear. However, looking online SMC is a pretty decent company.
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Overall 10
10

Great Gigabit Ethernet Solution

N. Horsfall, Amazon
26 January 2009
  • Summary: Easy to install (replaced 5 port SMC model in small business office) and maintain. A great gigabit ethernet solution for extending network size.
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Overall 10
10

Works as advertised

DDA, Amazon
16 January 2008
  • Summary: I have been using the SMC switch for over a year now with no problems. Others that I know recommended it to me, and they have not had problems for a much longer time than a year. I just purchased a second one to put into my home entertainment rack to feed into my ethernet enabled AV devices. For those complaining it is warm, I'm not sure what you'd expect - it is a silent, fanless Gigabit switch.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Well, Very Fast, Very Hot

Atari, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I have been using SMC for years and the one thing about them is they are are trouble free. The EZ 10/100/1000 Switch is no exception. Just plug it in and it works. You might say that's to be expected from a switch but not so. One thing I would have to do from time to time is use a crossover cable to connect multiple switches. Not any more. The EZ switch automatically detects the need and does the work for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

case gets very hot

codercharles, Amazon
25 July 2007
  • Summary: even when idle the case is uncomfortably hot to touch I cringe to think about it with a book on top of it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Customer support is atrocious

A. Foda, Amazon
19 June 2006
  • Summary: The title speaks for itself. Watch out for their lifetime limited warranty, it's good for about a year and a half. I guess that must be the lifetime of some kind of horsefly or something. Avoid SMC at any expense.
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Overall 8
8.0

A solid performer

Film lover, Amazon
25 February 2006
  • Summary: I'm a big fan of SMC products and this one is no exception. For a little more money than their competitors they give you a more solid, more capable device. In this case, it is support for jumbo frames that sets them apart. You really need jumbo frames to take full advantage of Gigabit Ethernet and as far as I know, SMC is the only company including that feature in their consumer-grade switches.
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Overall 10
10

An awesome switch for any small network!

cyberdog3k, shopping.com
28 September 2004
  • Summary: A no hassle, sturdy, high performance gigabit switch that also supports Jumbo Frames, this switch belongs in your next small network.
  • Pros: High speed. Quality metal case. Jumbo Frame support!!
  • Cons: None!
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