Connectx-5 25gb $50usd

AK360

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I bought two of these from this seller two weeks ago, still in transit but tracking it..
 

AK360

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Mine arrived today and all working well, from my research into firmware these ca not be flashed with Mellanox firmware.
 

Rand__

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They don't have one? Weird.

Based on what did you open the case?
I.e. are the cards under warranty by themselves or did you use a generic (work) account ?
 

AK360

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Work account, comes under warranty for servers not cards directly.

Apparently they only ever shipped with one firmware and it has never been updated. Not sure why as they seem to have sold quite a few and they can still be purchased.
 

Sleyk

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I once saw a listing for over 10 x 25Gb cards go to someone for $45 bucks each. I was so sorry I didn't purchase. I was staring at it for weeks too. My loss! Lol.

I see these go for around $140-150 a pop on eBay, so decent price. You would need 25Gb transcievers so add on the cost of that.

However, I think these are capable of using the old OM3 Fiber cabling? Same LC-LC connection if not mistaken? This would be the natural upgrade from 10Gb. But for now, since no cheap switches, PFsense/Vyos may be only viable software way to do fairly decent semi-decent transfers.