Quiet 16 port switch with 10G uplink

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  1. CJRoss

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    Any recommendations for a quiet 16 port switch with a 10G uplink? The 10G can be fiber or copper.

    I might be able to get away with 12 but I would prefer 16 1G ports.
     
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  2. RTM

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    My suggestion would be a Mikrotik CSS326 or CRS326 (slightly more expensive, but also my recommendation over CSS326), they are passive and give you 24 1G ports + 2 SFP+ 10G ports for not that much money.
     
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  3. FRPII

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    @ewer0012 didn't you have one of these suggested by RTM and ran into issues?
     
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  4. joddlarn

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    I got the CSS326 and I'm fairly happy with it. But it runs SwOS that has some bad performance when traffic comes from a 10Gbps-connected device and going to a 1Gbps device. This problem was introduced in version 2.5 and is still there in 2.9. So stay on SwOS 2.4 and all is fine.
     
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  5. Freebsd1976

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    Wow , thanks . Suffer from this issue , could I downgrade 2.9 to 2.4?
     
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  6. joddlarn

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    Yes, just go ahead. But as to expect, some features will be missing. (I don't remember exactly which, but I think the temperatures of the sfp+ modules doesn't show in older firmwares

    https://download.mikrotik.com/swos2/css326/swos-css326-2.4.bin
     
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  7. ewer0012

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    I have 2x CSS326 switches. One NIB and one Open Box. They worked fine, except for VLANs. That was a nightmare.

    OP, if you're looking for a CSS326 send me a PM and I'll get you pics and price.
     
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  8. CJRoss

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    I forgot to mention that my 10G uplink would be coming from an unmanaged switch. I'm using the QNAP.

    Would you still recommend the same switch in that case since I won't be using VLANs, etc?
     
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  9. ewer0012

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    Yeah, it's a good switch. The only reason I'm not using it anymore is that I completely recreated my network and needed higher-level functions.
     
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