the way i read the documentation, it seemed like they recommend a ring topology for stacking, so I assumed 2 SFP+ ports would be used for that between 2 switches. but, like i said, i haven't actually tried yet. maybe worth doing a video on?The documentation (http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/doc/T1700G-28TQ(UN)_V1_UG.pdf - page 39) states that "The stack ports of T1700G-28TQ can be used for stack connection or as normal SFP+ port". Doesn't that mean you could get 6 SFP+ ports total if you only use a single cable to stack the switches.
whoa! good luck on that man... i've recently been running into several scams on Amazon and Ebay. if you get it though, awesome deal!!!Well, it remains to be seen if it works out (and I'm not holding my breath) but there was a supposedly new T1700G-28TQ show up on amazon. The store was "new - no reviews" and it only had one switch available, but I took a chance.
$238 + $9 shipping.
My 3 mellanox Conectx-2 cards show up Friday, so the timing is good.
Yeah... found it on eBay for $300.... Seems to be the cheapest 4 port I have found thus far... curious how loud it is. I'm still thinking about waiting for the CRS317 from MikroTik, but who knows when that will be.Looks interesting. Doesn't seem to be fan-less though.
True.... but I have a CRS in my lab already. Really what I need is a way to tie together several devices that have SFP+ (4 right now) and then tie that into the main network. Honestly any of these devices "would" work. But moving forward having extra capacity may not be bad. The Planet GS or the TrendNet offer 4 SFP and a bunch of 1GB. This would get all of my current 10G SFP+ ports tied together and to the main network, but wouldn't offer much for the future. The CRS317 on the other hand could be used for my rack and would give me 16 SFP+ ports (4 for right now and then 12 left moving forward) and a 1GB to tie into the main network. The other MikroTik option is the CRS328-24P-4S+RM ... which would give me the 4 SFP+ ports i need now... but also not much for future....That's about as different piece of hardware (compared to the Planet or TP-Link) as you can get. No need for 1000BASE-T?
Less 1G ports and the poster your answering wants but the Cisco 3650CX-12PD-S & 3650CX-8XPD-S have 2 x SFP+ and are fanless if your reply was just a general comment about fanless and SFP+ ports.The only other switch I know that's fanless with sfp+ ports is one from hp (HP OfficeConnect 1420). But it has only 2 sfp+ ports and is unmanaged.
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