10 Gbe ethernet copper switch with more than 2 ports ?

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  1. madbrain

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    I recently upgraded 2 machines in my home office to 10 Gb ethernet using Aquantia NICs. I bought a Netgear GS110MX for $160 recently (looks like price has gone back up to $199 now).
    I have one more machine in another room that I would like to upgrade to 10 Gbe also.
    This presents a problem since the switch I have only has two 10 Gbe ports.

    Is there any inexpensive 10 Gbe switch with at least 3 copper ports ? Ideally a few more, of course.
    The QNAP and Buffalo are all at least $400 which seems too steep still. I haven't even seen anything used on ebay that's suitable so far for less than that price. Does it exist yet ?

    Ideally 4 10 Gbe ports plus at least one 1 Gb port for $200 is what I'm looking for. Ie, same as the GS110MX but with 4 ports rather than just 2.
     
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    Can be rack mounted?
    SFP+ with RJ-45 SFPs is ok? Like this one: MikroTik
    SFPs are for around 65$ each:
    MikroTik
     
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  3. psannz

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    If you can live with an unmanaged switch the Netgear XS505M-100 should work for you. It's around 260€ excl. VAT new.

    Next step up are Netgear XS708Ev2 or HP 1850 6XGT (JL169A). Both give you basic L2 functionality with RTSP, VLANs, LAGs, QoS and IGMP Snooping. Pricing (new) is around 440€ excl. VAT.
     
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    I'd look at a used Brocade ICX-6450-24 and add in 4 Mikrotik SFP+ to 10GBase-T modules.
     
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  5. madbrain

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    Not opposed to rackmounted.

    This still adds up to $149 + 4 x $65 = $409 . I was hoping for less than that, especially if buying something used.

    I also have read those Microtik SFPs aren't the most reliable. Not sure if they would be a problem or not with my Aquantia NICs.
     
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    Thanks. I don't need managed switch. Feature wise, I think this switch would work. I'm not seeing it for the price you list, though. Cheapest listing on ebay right now is $421 which is still beyond what I was hoping. New only, no used ones at the moment. Amazon doesn't even list this model, which is surprising.

    I don'need those extra features, and the price is beyond what I'm looking for.
     
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    Thanks !
    I'll try to see if any of them will ship to California.
     
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    Thanks. Looks like the Amazon reviews of this switch are quite mixed.
    Apparently some serial numbers don't support jumbo frames. I'm using jumbo frames on my LAN now.
    Several users complained about unit failures. And some about the noise.
    Makes it a tough sale.

    And of course it's still $400. which is $100 more than the 260 euros another person quoted. However, it doesn't seem the european sellers will ship to the US. Given the reported problems with the switch, I probably wouldn't order abroad at this point. I may not order it at all and just wait until something with a better track record and/or cheaper comes along ...

     
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    Looks like these also don't support jumbo frames, which rules them out for me.
    S+RJ10 and Jumbo Frames - MikroTik

    My Netgear $160 2 x 10G / 8x 1G GS110MX is working fine with jumbo frames.
     
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    You could keep an eye out for dell n1500 range e.g. n1524 / n1524p on ebay. I can't see any at $200 at the moment but I've bought one cheaper than that in the UK.
     
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