Gigabit switches can transmit and handle Ethernet frames at 1 GigaBit per second. These switches connect computers over a network and are incredibly fast. They were introduced in 1999 but in late 2000, became cheaper and readily available. So check out this list of 10 best Gigabit switches and let us know your favourite gigabit switch in the comments section.
10. 5-Port Gigabit Switch by Belkin(9.95$)
The rudimentary Gigabit switch is an affordable option to replace an ethernet router. The switch automatically adjusts speed by auto-sensing ports as per network and cabling performance.
9. Tenda G1008D(29.99$)
The device has up to 2000Mbps bandwidth and auto MDI/MDI-X crossover detection. The eight port gigabit switch has NMA auto-negotiation and Data flow control for optimized performance.
8. Cisco SR2024(50$)
This switch can be ideal for office and commercial use because it has up to 24 ports. Cisco developed this switch with Linksys and, therefore, the product had high reliability and performance.
7. Netis ST3105G(16.99$)
The five port Netis product has IEEE 802.3x flow control which provides reliable data transfer. The desktop switch has up to 10Gbps capacity while features like power saving mode make the device environmentally friendly as well.
6. WD My Net Switch – 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch(22.46$)
The eight port switch is ideal for transferring HD media. The switch is easy to install as you can plug and play right out of the box. It has energy smart power management while and comes with one-year limited warranty.
5. D-Link 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (GO-SW-5G)(27.50$)
The device is both Full/half-duplex for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet speeds while it also handle 9,216 Byte Jumbo Frames.The device’s safety features are also RoHS compliant.
4. TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Plastic Housing Switch(15.48$)
GreenNet technology reduces power consumption by almost 70%. It has a 2 Gigabit transfer rate and up to 1k MAC entries. Unlike some other switches, all five ports on this one are gigabit.
3. NETGEAR ProSAFE GS108 (40.13$)
The heavy duty NetGear equipment has eight ports and comes with lifetime warranty. It follows Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE802.3az) standard and DSCP-based QoS for traffic prioritization.
2. TP-LINK TL-SG1024D(99.9$)
The remarkable switch has 24 ports and supports Supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for Full Duplex mode and backpressure for Half Duplex mode. The device supports MAC address auto learning and has a 47Gbps capacity.
1. BV Tech BV-SW1600G(239.99$)
The most expensive device on our list has 16 PSE/POE ports and is fit for commercial use. The switch follows IEEE 802.at/af Standards and has a 30W power limit per port. The manufacturer advice that “This unit is suitable for IP-based surveillance cameras, but will also work with wireless access points, VoIP phones, and other devices that use PoE power.” This expensive model is also backed by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.