Part of the Furniture
In the end, you don't always make a purchase decision solely on the performance Charts. Four built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports, two PCIe expansion slots for more network bandwidth and virtualization features make the TS-471-i3-G4 my pick as the four bay top-end SMB NAS to buy.
The above quote was comparing it to the top 'performing' ASUSTOR AS7004T in the review (link below).
What has my interest is that 10GBe network capabilities are already worth it for the speed gained (154% to 398%). Bang for the buck though is another issue altogether, of course.
With an indicated $500 to enable the TVS-471 with 10GBe LAN and one other device, the price is just north of ridiculous considering GBe LAN equipment surfaced way back in 1999.
I don't know where my threshold will be to jump to the 10GBe standard. But I do know it will be far sooner than most.
Anyone else see their current GBe LAN limiting them? Is price the only thing holding us back from 10GBe LAN's?