Your feedback - 10G switches: D-Link DXS-1210-12TC vs Netgear ProSafe XS712T-100NES vs ZyXEL XS1920

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  1. Andre Blumberg

    Andre Blumberg New Member

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    Planning to build a home 10G network and have narrowed down my switch choice to one of these three.

    Would be interested in any feedback you may have on these - thanks in advance.

    D-Link DXS-1210-12TC
    - relatively new to market
    - smart fans

    Netgear ProSafe XS712T-100NES
    - apparently very noisy, could be an issue using in home setup
    - over two years old product, outdated compared to the other two?

    ZyXEL XS1920 XS1920-12
    - very new to market
    - rather large, e.g about 50% deeper as D-Link
    - 49 dBa
     
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  2. Blinky 42

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    If anyone has one of the D-Link's - I am curious what the actual # of multicast groups it supports is. The user manual you can d/l it says 128, but on the website it says 1000.
    Just scanned through the D-Link manual, the web interface seems to make more sense than the Netgear's. My Netgear is ok, it is loud but in a colo so doesn't matter. Biggest complaint is the low # of multicast groups (128) and super clunky UI, but once set up works fine. I have a constant 5-6GBit/sec feed in on one port split out to the others and SAN traffic between others w/o problems. Up for 475 days, 5PB through it since counter reset.
     
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    @Andre Blumberg I missed this while travelling to Taiwan last week. The Netgear XS712T review will be live on the main site soon. Just doing a few final edits.
     
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  4. itguy82

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    The D-Link DXS-1210-12TC looks great. I decided to go with the Netgear S3300-28 because I really can't justify the extra $500 or so for the D-link. I don't need ALL of my computers to be on 10G ;-)
     
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    Thanks Patrick, very timely!

    >> "For next-to-desk use in a home lab or office environment the Netgear ProSAFE XS712T is simply too loud."

    That was my main concern as well, so I have the D-Link on order. Will see how that pans out once it arrives hopefully in a week or two.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Great I would love to hear your thoughts. Hopefully I will get one for review as well.
     
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    I am also very interested in D-Link DXS-1210-12TC serving as a core switch (to server and stacking switch) and using D-Link DGS-1510-52 as edge switch (to client only)

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    PFSense is a VM Guest with a intel 340-T4 nic pci passthrough t0 it.
     
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    @EluRex that's a lot of 1Gb ports!
     
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    is for office use....
     
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    It's undocumented but you can also telnet to tcp 60000 on these and skip the web interface if you are more comfortable with CLI.
     
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  12. Andre Blumberg

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    So the D-Link DXS-1210-12TC arrived and unfortunately has to go back because it makes the sound of a jet engine. The 'smart fans' seem a nice marketing gimmick but not much more. Able to shut down individual ports as well as regulate LEDs for each port, but no apparent impact on the fan speed nor noise which I measured about 58 - 60 db, way too much for a home environment.

    It's a shame since the rest of the switch perfectly match my requirements and the web based manageability features are good.
     
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    Great feedback @Andre Blumberg

    It is a shame that a company does not make a quiet version. That is why I use so many MikroTik CRS226's - silent is good!
     
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    Thanks @Patrick - good feedback. Are you aware of a (quiet) model that also has copper 10GE ports rather than SFP+? Would love to have a switch with 2 - 4 10GE copper ports and 4 - 6 1GE ports.

    Could it be that the MikroTik is quieter because it only have SFP+ ports and copper are only gigabit?
     
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    SFP+ makes a huge difference in terms of power consumption. To be 10Gbase-T the ports need to be capable of long runs across cables that are very noisy. That requires significantly more signal processing and therefore increases power consumption and heat.
     
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    I just purchased a Negear S3300-28X. It has fan noise but it is only as loud as a video card fan at full speed about. I would not want it on my desk but it might be OK in the corner of a room. I keep it in my garage. Love the switch so far.
     
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    i have a NETGEAR ProSAFE XS712T 12-Port and it is not noisy, layer 3 and easy to use
     
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