As I'm typing this I'm copying around 3TB of data between my NAS boxes and I'm watching it sit at 100MB/s or so. The arrays themselves can do 300MB/s+ but because consumer networking hasn't really changed in the last 10 years, I'm stuck transferring data at one third of it's potential. Lets not get started on SSDs. "Surely there is a better option", I thought. I thought I'd check up on what 10GbE is up to in this day and age, which from memory was introduced in 2006 - nope, still outrageously expensive and obviously targeted towards the enterprise sector. I want a basic cheap (<$200) switch with a couple of cheap and basic 10GbE NICs (<$100) to suit. Considering you can buy a brand new 1gbps NIC for $5 these days, it saddens me that affordable 10GbE hasn't taken off. I can see so much potential in the SOHO sector nowadays. Is affordable 10GbE hiding from me or is it still a distant dream?