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QNAP 10GbE switches

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schoondoggy

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:

https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/product/qsw-308-1c

https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/product/qsw-308s

 

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

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nrf

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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schoondoggy

I currently am looking for test bench gear, but yes a server or two on 10GbE and 1GbE for the rest.

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JackoUK

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:

https://www.servethehome.com/mikrotik-crs305-1g-4sin-review-4-port-must-have-10gbe-switch/

 

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

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Dave

MikroTik has always been the cost leader here but I got reprimanded the last time I mentioned them.  🤷‍♂️

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schoondoggy

Mikrotik unfortunately has landed on the do not buy list from the government. Security folks I know, say stay away.

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ShadowPeo

Would be interested in more info on that one

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JackoUK

Heaven forbid the American Government or an American IT company should do something untoward ;-)

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nrf

so remind me how many backdoors were found in Cisco stuff in the last 5 years?

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