EU ZyXEL-XGS4528F 24x 1G/4x 10G switch £68 crazy deal

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  1. Jon Massey

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    Thinking of buying one just for the layer 3 capabilities. I'll probably not but you are right its crazy!!
     
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  3. Jon Massey

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    For £68 it's worth a punt. If it's crap or sounds like a jet engine or whatever I can almost certainly unload it at no loss. If it's good, I can consolidate a couple of switches in my rack down to one and get some 10G uplinks to my servers. If so, the newly-liberated switch could easily be sold on for what I bought this one for.
     
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    Yeah I bought one... it was too good to miss so thanks for the spot. Worst case its a hot spare for my other access switches.
     
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    Even though I am US based I am trying to buy the last one... the seller did not specifically block US buyers but he did not specify shipping costs so I had to "request total".
     
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    aha...missed the deal. Would love to know how this switch behaves.
     
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    That was quick!
     
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    Hi there - did anyone purchase one of these switches and if so what is your opinion in comparison to others highlighted on this forum? Thanks
     
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    Alas, it was stolen from me before I even had the chance to plug it in!
     
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    I ordered one but the seller wouldn't ship outside of the UK, and I didn't want to look for a package forwarding service on such short notice.
     
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    How noisy is this, for anyone that has one? There are no details in the specification on noise - is it fanless?
     
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    Anything with multiple high revving small fans is never going to be quiet. I recently sold a Netgear S3300-28X ProSAFE switch which is fairly modern and had a single fan and it wasn't noticeably quieter than an old Nortel 4526GTX-PWR that had four fans.

    If you want quiet, pretty much silent, you can simply mod the switch by disconnecting the small fans and adding a slow moving large fan e.g. 120mm that will shift a similar amount of air as the multiple, high revving, noisy, small fans - simply cut a 120mm size hole in the lid(videos on YouTube).
     
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    Here's the old Nortel 4526GTX-PWR modded(cut hole and painted lid) over the past couple of days - will apply finishing touches by tidying up the wiring. Currently running at 23-24dB from a couple of feet away - temps same as the four stock fans at 27-28C.

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    Stolen? That sounds like a story!
     
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  17. Jon Massey

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    There is: Bastards...
     
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