Thanks for your reply jer1956.
Gbit's real benefit is for streaming..becuase the loadings as so low there shouldn't be contention issues which create stuttering with 100 mbps.
In the case of streaming gigabit is not (yet) really necessary (unless you need to stream more then 30GB an hour).
I know gigabit would not bring me a theoretical 100MB/s, but I hoped it to be somewhat higher than 9MB/s I have now (and that even seems to be high compared to what others experience).
Do I have some other options? The thing is, I have very big mkv files that I want to get on the MED450X2. Pushing them over 9MB/s takes too much time (if I transfer multiple mkv files at once over the LAN, the speed drops seriously, so a nightly batch copy is not really an option).