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3 thoughts on “D-Link DGS-1008G 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch

  1. D. Dean says:
    59 of 60 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great little switch – elegant packet switching, June 21, 2011
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    D. Dean
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    This review is from: D-Link DGS-1008G 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (Personal Computers)

    I was looking for a small, low-power, reliable little 8-port gigabit enabled switch with auto mdi/mdix.. and I found it. The unit runs very cool, is completely silent, and sits eloquently in the background. Before I purchased this, I reviewed Linksys (aka Cisco), Trendnet, HP, and a few others options for aggregate throughput, buffer RAM, power usage, etc.

    The Dlink DGS-1008G is right at the top of the pack with 16Gbps backplane and 11.9 million packets per second, which roughly translates to .703 Gigabits of sustained throughput, which should be around 87.875MBps (MegaBytes, not bits). Keep in mind that 1Gbps = 125MB of throughput. Not any consumer switches I have found out there that can sustain this data rate. This is one of the highest throughput switches available in 8-port consumer, with HP and Trendnet second and third (in that order).

    Worked perfect out of the box. I made up a few more Cat5e cables and away I went. Now if Dlink would only combine this switch with a wireless router and a WAN port!!! THAT would be awesome.

    Update 06-26-11: Now that I have had time to test this out, I can get about 84-85 Megabytes per second of throughput, close to the numbers i mentioned above. Tested using iperf/jperf with TCP/UDP. Make sure to set all devices to jumbo frames to get this throughput. I went into network adapter settings and changed the default packet size to 9K MTU. Changed my Synology NAS for 9K also.

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  2. Chris V. says:
    35 of 36 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid Switch., November 20, 2010
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    Chris V. (Chicago, IL United States) –

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    Going from a NetGear to this was like moving from Detroit to the Swiss Alps. Nice and small, yet great build quality. Internet performance is more solid than with other switches I’ve tried over the years. One huge plus is, it doesn’t get hot like the others. Good job D-Link another top-notch product.

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  3. Richard A. Nathan says:
    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best switch for the money, December 13, 2010
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    Richard A. Nathan (Idaho Falls, ID United States) –
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    This review is from: D-Link DGS-1008G 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (Personal Computers)

    This is a fantastic product. It’s hard for some reason to find a good Gigabit Switch. Most consumer switches are 10/100, not 10/100/1000, and they sell for the same price or more than the D-Link. Prior to this, I was using several Dell 2708 switches. They ran flawlessly but are large and heavy (and made of metal). This product is tiny, mostly plastic, light, and runs cool. I also like the power saving features. The D-Link 5-port Switches, at half the price, are an excellent value.

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