Gigabit + 10Gb Switches under $550

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  1. Keljian

    Keljian Active Member

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    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for this thread, it is awesome
     
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  2. brianmat

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    I would also add the Dell Powerconnect 6248. Dual 10GbE ports, stackable, and layer 3. Can be had on eBay for under $300.
     
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  3. xnoodle

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    Unfortunately the Powerconnect 6224/6248 do not have 10gbE in its stock configuration. Has two slots for modules for 10gb CX4, SFP+, XFP, BaseT. CX4 modules are ~100, SFP+ modules are ~250-300 on eBay. Can add it to the list I guess with asterisks on pricing?
     
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  4. MiniKnight

    MiniKnight Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we need a category for older switches and/ or switches that can be expanded with 10Gb? Also, I am only including SFP+ and 10Gbase-T NOT CX4 and the like.

    Can start adding the new category if its a good idea. Like the LB4M is great but really old, much power and loud for today's standards.
     
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  5. RTM

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    Sounds like a pretty good idea, these things tend to grow out of control quite easily.

    @Patrick: It would be great to have some kind of table creation plugin for the forum, perhaps based on jquery datatables or something like it, that would allow for creation and maintenance of this type of tables.

    I think it would be very useful for these lists:
    https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...and-hba-complete-listing-plus-oem-models.599/
    https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/intel-i350-nic-oem-part-number-list.6925/

    I suppose you could create something like this somewhere else, but I think those things are often ignored (i know i do that alot anyway). Of course it would be really awesome, if you could "share" information like this to the main site, so that you can do both :cool:
     
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  6. iriscloud

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    I saw the Netgear ProSAFE S3300-28X (GS728TX-100NES) was on here with 4 10G ports split half SFP+ and half Base-T but there is another version that has 4 SPF+ that i'm looking at getting.

    NETGEAR ProSAFE 24-port (GS728TXS) - LINK

    I can't decide between the Netgear and D-Link DGS-1510-28X so i can connect 3+ hosts at 10G

    Thoughts?
     
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  7. iriscloud

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    Just found out the D-Link is fanless and cheaper than the Netgear new although the Netgear can be found cheaper on ebay.

    Although i'm not sure i'll like the GUI on the D-link as much being fanless and 4 SFP+ has me sold.
    I'll be sure to update with my impressions once it comes in.
     
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  8. Keljian

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    I stay away from D-Link, twice I have been bitten with incompatibility and latency with specific Nics...
     
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  9. iriscloud

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    Defiantly something i'm worried about, but i'm having a hard time finding anything with 4 SFP+ ports that doesn't take modding to meet the WAF requirements.

    I'll have 14 days to return it if i run into compatibility issues so i'm going to take the risk and prey.
     
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  10. Patrick

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    STH main site had the capability to do this, but the plugin doing so was less than spectacular. I looked for an XF plugin to do this and came up short last time I looked.
     
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  11. JayG30

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    I really wish the Ubiquiti switches had stacking. If they did I would have already bought a bunch of them. Sigh.
     
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    Expensive SFP+, and no ability to use generics (Finisar etc). That is probably the only reason. Procurve switches are great, but are really picky about lamps.
     
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  14. Patrick

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    @Angus - nice find. You still basically need to find rails. I also looked at the spec sheet here: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04111706.pdf and idle power is listed at 167.2w. Just to give you an idea, that is about what I would expect for a modern 48-port 10Gbase-T switch with 6x 40GbE ports (e.g. Broadcom Trident II based). Power is a consideration for longer term costs.
     
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  15. markarr

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    You have the ability to use generic sfp+, we used Axiom sfp+ in our hp 8200zl and they worked just fine. HP just takes a stronger stance on saying you can't use them
     
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  16. cheezehead

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    You can use generics with Procurve gear, they just need to be encoded for Procurve. Probably 10% we're running is actual HP branded SFP+ modules....almost all of them are generics.
     
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  17. Jeggs101

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    You do realize that Ubiquiti is easy to use but probably the lowest end stuff out there right? Buying Ubiquiti is basically like buying from el cheapo Chinese ODM.
     
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  18. JayG30

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    That's fine. Their Unifi Pro AP's have worked amazing for me in businesses. Cheap, no licensing, controller optional, and plenty fast. Never a problem. They also are pretty popular with WISP's. Support and devs have always been amazing to me. Oh, and their EdgeRouter line is plenty capable IMO. Been running them since they released with no failures. Software with them is always an "evolving" think. I like what they offer more then Mikrotik When something works why do I care to question it?
     
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  19. Patrick

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    I think that is mainly their AP line (although I could imagine switches are similar.)

    Ubiquiti is not known for having the best APs, but I do use them since they are cheap and easy to deploy.
     
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  20. RTM

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    To be fair, not all of us need hardware that is built like a tank.
    Also, at least Ubiquiti provides better software support than many other "cheap" network gear vendors.
     
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