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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    I apologize for the attached artwork, but here is where I am at. I only have the main Managed switch left to order and have everything else. With the amateur colored wiring runs aside, is there any reason that you might consider 1 switch over the other ? The breakdown is as follows: 2x...
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    Cost-effective 2.5/5/10 Gbps Managed Switches?

    Like others, I also have a Netgear MS510TX and have no complaints. It does what it says it will and isn't loud. While the Web UI is a bit dated, all of the functionality you would expect from a switch at it's price point (if you can find one) is included. I would guy it again. It's a great...
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    Suggestions for a RAID Cache SSD ?

    Thanks. I found a starting point. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/225042733854?hash=item3465979b1e:g:AHwAAOSwjfxitKog That pair just seems too good of a deal compared to the others listed, or perhaps it's a good deal and the others are all overpriced. thanks for the help.
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    Suggestions for a RAID Cache SSD ?

    The 'male' end is standard SATA and the 'female' end is undivided, so physically it will accept a SAS drive. (I have the RED PCB adapter). It has the same ends as the basic Dell UFO70 blue SAS/SATA interposer. I may have to setup the test bench and connect a SAS HDD to the tray's connector...
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    Suggestions for a RAID Cache SSD ?

    200GB is far more than I need and I was hoping to find something well under 100GB, so that even Chia guys would have passed it by due to size for under $100.
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    Suggestions for a RAID Cache SSD ?

    Can anyone suggest an old (cheap/small) Enterprise drive that is readily available and suitable for use as a RAID Cache ? I know the rough specs that I would like to meet (2.5" SLC SSD, 16+GB, SAS2 or SATA3) I am just not familiar with brands/models that work well for this application. I plan...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    That was pretty much the idea on the main switch, to keep things simple for me anyway, although I may opt for an 8port smart POE switch like yours, so that I can run 2 port aggregation downlinks links off the 1Gbit ports of the main switch. My goals are pretty simple. Secure Gig Wifi for the...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    I feel stupid for even asking this....... So as long as you run a main/top of rack Omada Managed Switch, you can cascade UNMANAGED POE+ switches and maintain management over the APs connected to that UNMANAGED POE+ Switch ? For example, I want to run something like this: (and by Omada below, I...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    Thanks for all of the info. This helps a ton. It's now come down to EAP245v3 AC1750 vs. EAP610 AX1800 and if WPA3 is worth the additional $50 CAD per AP. I don't care about the speed, as it's literally for a single user who is currently happy on AC1200 over 3 devices.
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    The cheapest I just found was about $300 CAD with a Pentium/Celeron Gold 5400T. I just can't justify the initial price, then have to immediately throw $hundreds more at it, outpricing even the Dream Machine Pro. The CRS305 was always my eventual go to if/when I decided to pull the trigger on...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    Thanks for the heads up on the Omada APs and Management. The 10Gbe/2.5Gbe TP-Link switch was to be a future add-on, to get my rack provisioned properly so that I can stop bridging Dual Port SFP+ Cards and daisy chaining Servers to my current single SFP+ port on my Netgear MX510TX. In regards...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    The management is literally the only reason I am considering this gear, so that I don't have to manage each node all in standalone mode, as I am doing right now.
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    The price of the TP-Link 10 port Dual SFP+/8 port 2.5Gbps POE+ switch is the 1 thing that still has me looking to Ubiquity......it's more expensive than a Dream Machine Pro by roughly $150 CAD. The point of this was to be cheaper than Ubiquity...not comparable. If it's not worth it, it's not...
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    Anyone using TP-Link Omada based infrastructure ?

    I am at a point where I am considering joining the Ubiquiti Cult, but can't justify certain items pricing for home use - Enter TP-Link Omada. For my needs (for managed devices), I figure I can get away with: - a simple HW Controller (Oc200, $110 CAD) - SFP Router/FW (ER7206, $170 CAD) - main...
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    Paid VPN Service integration

    I am looking for suggestions on Integration as well as Service Providers that I can configure to accomplish the following: - Able to integrate into my network (VM etc is fine, otherwise OPNsense). - Housewife Friendly that supports Mobile Device admin real time Server/Region Switching (ie...
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    NTFS Volume Cluster Size Limitations

    Thanks guys. Exactly the info I was looking for.
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    NTFS Volume Cluster Size Limitations

    Yes. School Buses are Yellow.
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    NTFS Volume Cluster Size Limitations

    Is there any inherent danger in running an NTF Volume on the ragged edge of a given Cluster size's Volume size limits ? (ie. single digit MBs under an 8k cluster size's file system limits) I recently did an online expansion to an active RAID6 volume and essentially calculated down to the MB...
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    LSi HW Raid Level Promotion and Array Expansion

    I have an existing LSi (9280 4i4e) HW RAID5 array consisting of 7 IronWolf SATA drives that I want to: 1) Expand capacity with an additional 4 drives. 2) Raid Level promotion from Raid5 to Raid6. I am looking for advise on what is the least risk, with the least amount of wear on the drives...
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    SuperMicro 16 bay SAS Backplane only recognizing 12 bays

    Perhaps a little 'entry-level' in terms of Info, as I am no Pro, but, are you using all SAS ? All SATA ? or a Mix ? I have personal experience with something similar with a couple single sff-8087 connected 12xdrive 6Gbps Intel backplanes that support SAS/SATA simultaneously, but require the SAS...