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Question Some new QNAP switches, 8-port 2.5GbE-T plus 2-port 10GbE-T (one with combo, one with just SFP+) @ Amazon, in stock now

VirtualLarry

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These switches might be just the thing to tie your network together, if you have been thinking of upgrading to 2.5GbE-T for the workstations, and 10GbE-T for your LAN backbone and NAS, like I have.

I *just* saw these, they appear to be fairly new.

List price for a D-Link managed switch (I have two of them) with 8-port 2.5GbE-T and 2-port 10GbE SFP+ was ~$500, so @ $299, the QNAP switch hits a new decent price-point.

Both are managed, BTW, with a web GUI.

Don't forget QNAP's 5-port unmanaged 2.5GbE-T switch with loop detection as well. Currently ~$130.


Edit: Also don't forget QNAPs "QHORA" router, with dual 10GbE ports on it, and Wifi AX 3600.


I wonder if we will see a product refresh of that router, with 2x 10GbE as well as 4x 2.5GbE soon? If so, I would wait.
 
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VirtualLarry

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Hopefully in a couple of days, I will be ordering the 10GbE/2.5GbE QNAP switch with combo ports, and possibly, the QHORA router. I have yet to see any in-depth reviews of the software functionality of it, which is key to utility and performance, and that's fairly important to me. QNAP is a fairly unknown quantity as far as consumer routers go, IMHO. Their switches thus far have been pretty OK, AFAIK, but I don't know that I would go for their routers. Then again, at the ~$300 price-point, there's no other consumer routers out there that have both 10GbE WAN as well as LAN ports, AFAIK. So there's that. (Asus has their "upside-down spider" super-duper AX6000 or AX12000 router, with dual 10GbE ports on it, I believe, but that costs $450 and up, when it's not being scalped. It will route 9GbE WAN-to-LAN, according to some testing done by someone with a 10GbE consumer internet connection over in Singapore.)
 
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Ranulf

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Not bad, 8 2.5G ports for $299 or $249 (only 2 sfp ports) vs $239 for the old model which just had 8 1G ports.

I see it has a fan, hopefully its quiet.
 

mxnerd

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Nice. QNAPs "QHORA" router even comes with advanced feature like SD-WAN, and it's free!

That should make VPN much easier.
 

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