$300 Qnap 8 port 2.5Gbase switch, 2 x10Gbit/s switch @ Amazon

RobstarUSA

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I'm interested in moving most of my desktops to 2.5Gbit (many don't have > x1 slot free) so have been buying some 2.5Gbit nics from $15-$20. This switch should be a nice complement and uplink into your 10Gbit/s infrastructure & has some verrry basic Layer 2 features.

I haven't seen a switch like this, so this may be interesting for some people who want faster than > 1Gbit/s and don't want to run fiber or high power/10Gbit/s nics.

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Also: there is an 8x1G & 4x10G(copper) for $299 as well:
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Make sure you loook down and to the right to get the sold-by-amazon one for $300 and not pay $326
 
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RobstarUSA

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I think that depends on what you need. The one you linked only has 1x10Gb/s port, and only 6 ports > 1G total.
 

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The prices on the netgear have gone up quite a bit and there is an updated version of these with all 2.5G ports.
I needed POE and the netgear actually has 2 10G ports (1 on SFP+) so the MS510TXPP for $180 back then was a far better deal...
 

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The prices on the netgear have gone up quite a bit and there is an updated version of these with all 2.5G ports.
I needed POE and the netgear actually has 2 10G ports (1 on SFP+) so the MS510TXPP for $180 back then was a far better deal...
Where and when was it $180??
 

rafale77

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Oops it seems I remembered it wrong. It was $260ish. I bought a bunch of them planning to replace unifi switches and ended up reselling a few. $180 was for the non POE version on Amazon roughly 6 months ago.
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This is the updated version I spoke about Smart Switches - MS510TXUP | NETGEAR
Not sure what pricing it will have...

The QNAP is not bad but would not be my pick.

Edit: The new Netgear is $600 with POE.
 
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lopgok

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The QNAP switches have 2 year warranties, but the Netgear switches have lifetime warranties...
 
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QNAP switches aren't very good. I had one and it took ages to convince them there was an issue with their implementation of flow control. speeds were capped at 6.5G instead of 10G
 

RobstarUSA

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Nobody should be using flow control in 2021, honestly. Is there an option to turn it off?
 

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I kinda dislike the fan on the QNAP. I get that they might need one, but the built-in fan is annoyingly audible and can't easily be replaced (weird shape drilled in the aluminum cooler)