Gigabit + 10Gb Switches under $550

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MiniKnight, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Jon Massey

    Jon Massey Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2015
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    81
    #261
  2. pyro_

    pyro_ Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    161
    I am considering picking up one of the TPlink T1700G-28TQ switches to pair with my XS708T since the TPlink is fanless. Just wondering if anyone has anymore feed back on the TPlink?
     
    #262
  3. i386

    i386 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    405
    I bought one from amazon uk, it should arrive either this weekend or monday next week.
     
    #263
  4. Drewy

    Drewy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    23
    I grabbed a t1700-28tq from amazon uk a few weeks back. Was real chuffed with it but now seem to have vlan over lag/lacp issues. Not 100% sure it's the switch at the moment, could be me :)
     
    #264
    jodis likes this.
  5. cesmith9999

    cesmith9999 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    333
  6. pyro_

    pyro_ Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    161
    nice, now if only it had a couple of POE ports
     
    #266
  7. BLinux

    BLinux cat lover server enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    812
    nice price point. but the benefits of that design seems very limited. it has no managed features and presumably is designed for a NAS device on one of the 10G ports while other "NAS-clients" are on the 1G ports. In effect, the "clients" would still be limited by the 1G ports. In an environment where you only have 8x 1G ports, I think the chances are low that you have 8x "clients" simultaneously saturating their link to the 10G port.

    supporting LACP would help it to be a bit more useful i think... at least you could create a 8x port LAG to another switch or something.
     
    #267
  8. pyro_

    pyro_ Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    161
    I could see it, one NAS and one workstation/server on 10g and everything else on 1g work be perfect for a lot of ppl
     
    #268
  9. BLinux

    BLinux cat lover server enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    812
  10. Patrick

    Patrick Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    11,557
    Likes Received:
    4,483
    I saw that but it seems extremely limited. Compare it to the Mikrotik CRS226 and for basically the same price you get nice management as well as 3x the 1GbE ports. We finished the desktop Mikrotik review over 18 months ago.

    Then again, ASUS did release a workstation motherboard with dual 10Gbase-T which @William will have reviewed shortly so I can see why they are branching out.
     
    #270
  11. Drewy

    Drewy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    23
    Vlan over lag issues sorted. It's a web gui issue, works fine from cli.
     
    #271
    niekbergboer likes this.
  12. sachem87184

    sachem87184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    29
    So I'm looking to get a new switch and I'm torn between two swtiches.

    I'm leaning toward the Trendnet teg-30284 simply because it has 4x SFP+ ports, but I can live with the 2 SFP+ on the Mikrotik CRS226-24G-2S+RM if it's much more feature rich.

    Other things like their power consumption, features, and routing options would matter too.

    What's everyone's opinion?

    Mikrotik $269 VIA Amazon
    Trendnet $339 VIA Amazon
     
    #272
  13. aero

    aero Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    51
    A note about the Mikrotik...it is extremely feature rich, but it only has a 400MHz processor; fairly anemic if you want to use any features beyond simple switching. See this thread regarding terrible routing performance. CRS226-24G-2S+ Poor routing performance - MikroTik RouterOS

    It also apparently doesn't fully support 802.3ad. from the mikrotik forums:
    Hello,

    CRS226-24G-2S+RM does not support 802.3ad by the switch-chip (without CPU).
    In switch-chip it supports Port Trunking which is a static link aggregation
    similar to HP Port Trunking.

    Regards,
    Janis B.

    I would go with the Trendnet for pure switching (and 4 10G ports instead of 2!), and something else to route.
     
    #273
  14. sachem87184

    sachem87184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    29
    Well I ended up purchasing the TrendNet TEG-30284 for a couple of reasons. First was it was only 25 watts maximum, and second because the switching capacity was higher in both throughput (128Gbs vs 88Gbs) and pps (96Mpps vs 65Mpps)

    For routing I'll end up using a physical PFSense box, but I'll have to decide on a Opteron 4332HE or a Rangeley 2758 for processing.
     
    #274
  15. morpheus256

    morpheus256 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Has anyone tried the TrendNet TEG-30284 with various DAC cables and optics to see if they're doing any vendor locking? considering picking one up as the payback in power over my HP 2900 using CX4 is roughly a year. (25w vs 200w)
     
    #275
  16. sachem87184

    sachem87184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    29

    Right now I have the Trendnet hooked up to 2 servers fine using the hardware below:

    Switch: TrendNet TEG-30284
    Cables: Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU1M
    Cards: QLogic QLE8152 Dual 10GB CNA


    Ordered a 3M Cisco cable too to for a longer run.

    Update:
    Tested a Alcatel-Lucent 10M SFP+ DAC cable too successfully. I'll try and get a model of the cable.
     
    #276
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2016
  17. AERuffy

    AERuffy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2013
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    17
    Quanta LB6M's finally hit sub $300 on ebay. Seen one as low as $220 before it was snatched.
     
    #277
  18. Netwerkz101

    Netwerkz101 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    54
    10/30/2016 - Due to negatives mentioned about the ES-16-XG, I opted to order the TrendNet TEG-30824 @ $305 shipped.
    10/31/2016 - Received B&H Photo email stating the ES-16-XG EdgeSwitch was in stock @ $599. (someone's laughing at me)
    11/01/2016 - ES-16-XG @ B&H Out of stock / Coming soon. (Wow!! You guys are fast)
    11/01/2016 - Arrived home to find TrendNet TEG-30824 switch was here. (Wow!! those guys are fast)

    Excited but tired, I won't do much with it until the weekend or the weekend after ...
    I just plugged it in to test sound level and DAC.

    A little loud for my taste .. enough to make me take inventory of my 40mm Noctua fans.
    A completely wrong sound measure:
    - About 1 foot away but unit is pivoted 90 degrees so the sound meter is closest to the intake
    side of the switch (left side if you are facing ports)
    - 61dba on power up ... 51dba once settled/idle and it's the loudest thing in my lab rack (4 hosts with cpu fan).
    - 38dba is what I measure my lab rack with when the switch is powered off.

    That fan-less TPlink is sounding pretty damn good right about now!!

    DAC:
    - Mellanox Technologies p/n MC3309130-00A (x 4 hosts with ConnectX 3 dual port NICs)
    - No issues with registering at 10Gbe .. no time to really log in and test right now.
     
    #278
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016
  19. psannz

    psannz Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    9
    Sooo, Mikrotik is now listing the CSS326-24G-2SplusRM, a 1U L2 Switch running SwitchOS with 2x 10G SFP+ and 24x 1G RJ45, for 139$.
     
    #279
    cesmith9999 and DouglasteR like this.
  20. DouglasteR

    DouglasteR Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    18
    WOW. Excellent price !
     
    #280
Similar Threads: Gigabit 10Gb
Forum Title Date
Networking Gigabit LACP and 10Gb Sep 8, 2017
Networking Fanless gigabit switch with 10gbe uplink Nov 28, 2015
Networking 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) Networking - NICs, Switches, etc. Jan 2, 2011
Networking Quiet or fanless 24 port Gigabit PoE+ switch Oct 30, 2019
Networking Identifying Counterfeit Intel Gigabit CT Network Adapters Jul 11, 2019

Share This Page