Guys, in getting a media server, I figured I should also upgrade to Gigabit network.
2 of my MoBos already support it, I can upgrade the other two with a NIC, but which one?
Also, what do you guys thing about this: TP-LINK TL-SG1024 24-Port Rackmount Unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet Switch for about $140 ?
All I need right now is an 5-8 port, figured if I can get 24 port for $140, then it would be worth it. If for some reason TP is crap, how about any of those?
NETGEAR GS116, 16 port for $145
D-Link DGS-2208 8 port for $36
NETGEAR GS108 8 port for $39
NETGEAR GS608 8 port for $40
Why are 8 port ones so much cheaper than 16? Seems you can almost buy 4 8 port ones for the price of 1 16port model?
Also, if I'm missing anything on features, please let me know. My needs are simple, rip BD or HD-DVD on office PC and move it to storage server. I know that I can get away with my current 100Mbps setup, but if I can buy one of the sub $40 switches and connect the few PCs that can use the extra network speed, than its worth it.
As always, thanks for all the advice.