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Affordable 10 GbE 8 port switch?

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I am looking for an affordable ($100-300 USD) 8 port 10 GbE unmanaged switch from a reputable brand.

 

I don't want 10 GbE trunk with many 1 GbE interfaces. I want true 10 GbE on all ports compatible with Cat 6a.

 

Any ideas or recommendations? Thanks.

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You are going to need to bump your budget. Even 8p 10Gbe unmanaged switches easily run $600+. 

 

You can try ebay but its going to be tight at that price point. Any reason you need 8 10Gbe ports?

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12 minutes ago, mynameisjuan said:

You are going to need to bump your budget. Even 8p 10Gbe unmanaged switches easily run $600+. 

 

You can try ebay but its going to be tight at that price point. Any reason you need 8 10Gbe ports?

What is the cheapest 8 port 10 Gbe switch you would recommend?

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8 minutes ago, crashahotrod said:

What is the cheapest 8 port 10 Gbe switch you would recommend?

Ubiquiti 16XG is the go to 10gig switch. Only 4 copper ports but comes with 12 more SFP+ ports. Its like $600

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Another option if you can live with SFP+ is the https://mikrotik.com/product/crs305_1g_4s_in (4SFP+ for $150) and the https://mikrotik.com/product/crs317_1g_16s_rm (16 SFP+, $400). You can use DAC (Direct Attach Cables, $30 for 1m length https://mikrotik.com/product/SplusDA0001), SFP+ modules with fiber, or SFP+ to 10GbE adaptors ($65 each, https://mikrotik.com/product/s_rj10). Mikrotik doesn’t limit the compatibility of their SFP interfaces like Cisco or other big companies. SFP+ switches are fairly cheap because you have to have some sort of extra chip doing the cable signalling. 10GbE is expensive because it has all that logic built in.

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+1 for the Mikrotik suggestion if you don't expect it to do any layer 3.

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6 minutes ago, brwainer said:

Another option if you can live with SFP+ is the https://mikrotik.com/product/crs305_1g_4s_in (4SFP+ for $150) and the https://mikrotik.com/product/crs317_1g_16s_rm (16 SFP+, $400). You can use DAC (Direct Attach Cables, $30 for 1m length https://mikrotik.com/product/SplusDA0001), SFP+ modules with fiber, or SFP+ to 10GbE adaptors ($65 each, https://mikrotik.com/product/s_rj10). Mikrotik doesn’t limit the compatibility of their SFP interfaces like Cisco or other big companies. SFP+ switches are fairly cheap because you have to have some sort of extra chip doing the cable signalling. 10GbE is expensive because it has all that logic built in.

$15 SFP+ from fiberstore and  youll be in heaven

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Here's some more background:

My house is patched with Cat 6a

I have a pfsense firewall/server providing a fibre internet connection, DHCP, NAT services etc. to the rest of the house

I have a home NAS (FreeNAS) capable of pushing 10 GbE or close to it

Not all the devices are in the same room, or even close, so SFP is not an option, hence the 6a patching throughout the house

There are at least 4 10 GbE capable devices in the house so I wanted 8 ports for future expansion

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31 minutes ago, alex75871 said:

Here's some more background:

My house is patched with Cat 6a

I have a pfsense firewall/server providing a fibre internet connection, DHCP, NAT services etc. to the rest of the house

I have a home NAS (FreeNAS) capable of pushing 10 GbE or close to it

Not all the devices are in the same room, or even close, so SFP is not an option, hence the 6a patching throughout the house

There are at least 4 10 GbE capable devices in the house so I wanted 8 ports for future expansion

I have about the same setup as you minus the fiber internet connection. I have Cox ultimate waiting for Gigablast over copper to launch in my area. I've been waiting over a year since wiring my house for SOHO equipment to hit the market and it looks like I will have to wait quite a bit longer. If I had to pull the trigger now I would get the US-16-XG @mynameisjuan recommended. If I was on a tighter budget I would get this https://www.ebay.com/itm/392174392287 . Both only have 4 10Gbe ports so it would require connecting as many devices as possible over direct attach cable and then the rest run out over Cat 6a.

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35 minutes ago, alex75871 said:

Here's some more background:

My house is patched with Cat 6a

I have a pfsense firewall/server providing a fibre internet connection, DHCP, NAT services etc. to the rest of the house

I have a home NAS (FreeNAS) capable of pushing 10 GbE or close to it

Not all the devices are in the same room, or even close, so SFP is not an option, hence the 6a patching throughout the house

There are at least 4 10 GbE capable devices in the house so I wanted 8 ports for future expansion

You can buy SFP+ 10Gbe RJ45s. 

 

You are not going to find a 8 port 10Gbe switch with all copper ports in your price range. You are better off to go our suggested routes and upgrade as you need more ports.

 

Even then 10Gbe is not really needed unless you are constantly copying between all your 10gig devices.

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On 12/4/2018 at 6:12 PM, mynameisjuan said:

You can buy SFP+ 10Gbe RJ45s. 

 

You are not going to find a 8 port 10Gbe switch with all copper ports in your price range. You are better off to go our suggested routes and upgrade as you need more ports.

 

Even then 10Gbe is not really needed unless you are constantly copying between all your 10gig devices.

What would you recommend with no budget for my use case?

 

On 12/5/2018 at 3:08 AM, King Poet said:

https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/qsw-1208-8c

 

QNAP has an entry level 10GBe dumb switch.

I have one in my media room and it does the job.It's $555 I think. 8 Ethernet ports shared with 12 SFP+ ports.

 

This looks promising.

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