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    4 Port Gigabit Switch - £60

    Considering 2 years ago I paid £80 for a 5 port 10/100 switch, I personally think this is a very good price for a gigabit switch, and with more boards having integrated gigabit, now is the time to take advantage of it.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=41471

    What do you reckon to the price?

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    Kinda needs linkypoos to something better than ebyer :-/ ;-) :-P

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    nothing wrong with ebuyer :>

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    Why bother with a gigabit switch? What would you need gigabit ethernet for? Your average hard disk cant produce enough data to soak up a gigabit link...
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    you normally get around 24Mb/s per port on a gigabit switch. compared to 8-9Mb/s on 100mb/s ethernet. it only goes much faster if you have multiple network operations happening at once. you soon hit the limits of 32bit 33mhz pci buses as well. you really need a 64bit 66mhz network card to get the benfits

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    Must confess to looking at one of these.

    My plan was to have a gigabit backbone for my servers, uplinked into one of the gigabit ports on my 3com switch.

    Just coudn't justify it though.

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    Sometimes you like to buy kit that will last you 10 years. If I were buying a new switch I'ed consider buying a gigabit one.

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    Hehe that was an error price. - its £136 inc vat now. Gigabit aint that cheap yet, unfortunatly, tho the way things are going, another couple of years we'll all have gigabit.

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    nah, cant be doing with gb just yet, till some of the high end gear filters down, i just bought a cisco 2950 switch, and i aint about to replace it yet

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    It is always worth "buying" the mis priced ebuyer things as you tend to get free postage on your next buy as compensation

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    i just wouldent order from ebuyer, had problems with nearly every order from them

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    now thats what i call a bargain me thinks a may well be getting one!!

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    bah :/ You got me all excited then

    Silly ebuyer.

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    Nothing wrong with having too much network gear. I have a managed 3com rackmount switch - I really don't need it but I like it

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