How hard are these switches to setup for basic use? I don't need to setup anything fancy like VLANs.
Do they require licensing or subscriptions, or can I just guy one off of eBay and plug it in?
Sorry if these are obvious questions, I'm not much of a networking guy.
1) Last time I checked, the fastest was the Samsung PM1725. 6000MB/s read, 2000MB/s, and a million read IOPS. Buy a couple of them and stripe them and you will get blazing fast speeds. The rest of the system will become the bottleneck. Also, see this thread: The Million IOPS Club Thread (Or more...