The passive on switch chip part is also because the switch chip being used is a lower power chip. It's like how you could get a Sandy Bridge chip for a server or a Denverton and get similar performance but at very low power
The fan on the MikroTik CRS317 is there to remove heat from the SFP+ cages, not for the switch chip.
It isn't the best switch in the world, but it's low power and can be quiet. Under $800 and you can get two for redundancy.
Hello @WANg can you please refrain from telling @Patrick this is a bad idea until after we've seen it? I want to see the outcome.
Why don't we just say "running a server review site is a perfect example of a niche case"
This is a crazy build.
@tinfoil3d FS has a high failure rate. Their marketing people do all kinds of fake reviews online. They're banned from reddit for that.
I mean even their reviews on their website are fake. I mean, Patrick was polite but this is damning.
This looks like a cool listing. The CX3 is not necessarily the best price at $29, but this one has a bracket and an internal to external SAS converter on the same bracket. That's a pretty neat way to combine slots. These internal to external SAS adapters can cost quite a bit so getting these...