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Sorry for this QNAP Ethernet switch commercial. I have been looking at cost effective switches that support 10GbE or multigig. 

QNAP has had the QSW-1208-8C ($548) and QSW-804-4C ($457) out for a while. They have added the QSW-308-1C ($185) and QSW-308S ($160).

The QSW-308 have eight 1GbE ports and either three 10GbE SFP+ ports or two 10GbE SFP+ and a shared 10GbE SFP+ or multigig RJ45 port:




What other 10GbE or mulitgig capable switches at low price points have you seen?

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we've had much worse commercials :) is the idea that you have a couple servers that can service clients while giving each full 1gb bandwidth?

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My current thinking (i.e. untested) on the topic:

- if only 2 ports are needed then direct wire without a switch

- maybe a chain of Thunderbolt devices will do

- if, as in my home setup, only 2 devices need 10GB then something like the NETGEAR GS110 at £197

- then the NETGEAR XS505 with 5 ports at £271

- leading up to the NETGEAR XS508 with 8 ports at £352


The MikroTik CRS305 gets a good write-up here:



I like the idea of copper connections within the cat5 limit of 45m.

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