Conclusion: The TRENDnet TEG-S50G five port switch is inexpensive for sure, coming in at under $30, but yet it’s very well made, one of the features I love about it is the fact that it’s all metal making it durable and I think metal helps to keep things cooler which is good. The TEG-S50G is unmanaged so it’s truly a plug-and-play type device, just plug it in and you’re ready to go.
Summary: When it comes to testing out networking equipment, there are many ways to get performance numbers. 90% of the time network performance looks very poor due to Operating System restrictions and overhead as well as hard drive bottlenecks. It's not every system that can dish out 1000mbps (125MB/sec) read speed from a hard drive, let alone write data at that speed to the destination drive. It's for this reason that we use iPerf for our network performance testing.
Pros: Compact 5-Port Switch, Sturdy Metal Case, Excellent Network performance, Consumes a mere 3W!
Cons: Thursday, 12 March 2009 07:08, Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2009 09:27, Written by Benjamin "Zeus" Heide, Nothing