I have a client who I recommended upgrading to a reliable and inexpensive managed switch.  We took 3 D-Link gigabit switches and consolidated to one 48 port TrendNET TEG-448WS Gigabit Switch.  I must admit, I was a bit nervous putting all our eggs into one basket.

We bought the switch from NewEgg and it only had one review.  The reviewer said the switch was slow on large data transfers and they didn’t speak highly of it.  We took a small calculated risk and boy did it pay off.

Switch has been up for 376 days and counting with not one xfer error!