Recent content by Edd189

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    40GbE switch temptation

    Bump! Any suggestions for a decently inexpensive 4 or 8 port QSFP+ switch?
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    MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM vs Brocade ICX6450-24

    Thanks! Apparently my port counting abilities were off. ICX6450 it is!
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    MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM vs Brocade ICX6450-24

    Also, if anyone knows of a similar switch with 4 SFP+ ports instead of 2, but still coming in at less than 11-inches, I'd be interested to know about it.
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    MikroTik CSS326-24G-2S+RM vs Brocade ICX6450-24

    I am looking at these two network switches and wanted to see if the community had any additional feedback on my feature list. My use case is an un-managed switch in my home (pfsense for routing), but I'm open to learning about advanced routing, VLANs, etc. Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM Est. Cost -...
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    cheap dual port 10 gbe NICs for most homelab OSes?

    Noob question - why buy the 649281-B21 and flash to MCX354A-QBCT when you could just buy the MCX354A-QBCT off of ebay? What am I missing?
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    Here is what I have for 40GBe fiber parts and costs. I also added an option to buy the NIC cards at 40GBe so I could direct attach my server/workstation to play with, but run the full backbone at 10GBe. That's where I'm leaning now.
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    Wow! Thanks! I didn’t know I could get a legit switch for that low cost.
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    40GbE switch temptation

    Bump! Any suggestions for a decently inexpensive 4 or 8 port QSFP+ switch?
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    Impossible in my price range, I think. Do you know a 40Gbe switch that works with Ethernet?
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    The IS5022 switch looks perfect when paired with a ConnectX-3 Pro, but no Ethernet. I suppose it would be OK for direct connections though.
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    I have scoured the internet for information on 40Gbe and the conclusion I reached was that Ethernet wasn’t possible, only Infiniband. I wasn’t interested in that option. But please correct me if I’m wrong!
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    10GBe vs. 25GBe - Cost Analysis and Part Numbers

    I am upgrading my backbone in my home and am trying to decide between 10GBe and 25GBe. Right now I only need two high speed connections, but will plan for more. Along the way, I have researched part numbers and prices and pulled everything into a spreadsheet. I figured I would share here as...
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    FS - DDR4 8x 32GB -- 2x NIC 10/25G -- 4x Adaptec 81605ZQ

    XXV710-DA2 cards still available?
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    New Optane 900p 280GB

    How much do you want for it? Shipped to 27540.
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    Shallow 12-bay JBOD Enclosure

    Ordered one KTN-STL3 with 15 303-115-003D interposer/trays, and a front bezel for $125 on eBay. Thanks again for the recommendation!