Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day
It beats standing in the server room disc jockeying. It's cold and noisy in there, warm and quiet at my desk. Tested over approximately 25 metres of in-wall network wiring plus two 1 metre patch cables, call it 85 feet, give or take. Less than half the price of any equivalent product I found on eBay. Completely transparent to the PC, so should support the box's claim of universal operating system compatibility.
Like everyone else has mentioned, you're not going to get more than usb1.1 speeds. Copying from a USB flash drive I got exactly 1 megabyte (that's a real, non-lying 1048576 byte megabyte) per second. The packaging says "Hi-speed USB certified", but in context that means something more like "won't stop high-speed devices from working by letting them think they actually can work at 480Mbps"
If you're looking for lightning speeds, you're not going to get them. For installing software on a remote server (using rdp/ssh/vnc for the display) it's excellent.
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