What is a 10Gbe switch?
Definition for a switch is :
A network switch is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.
What 10Gbe means is, that speed will be 10 times faster than regular gigabit connection. Visually, there will be no difference. Same looking cable and same looking port. If you are copying large files every day and data transfer speed is very important, then you need consider faster network options than regular gigabit network. 1GbE will soon be obsolete and be replaced by a new standard.
How can I benefit from a 10G network?
- Add 10Gbps network connectivity to file or application servers and high-performance workstations
- Upgrade your onboard network adapter to 10 Gigabit for faster communication
- Increased network performance and lower host CPU utilization
- Create a video/audio editing console with 10 Gbps access to network storage
- Improves network performance with reduced CPU utilization
- Offloading calculations and improved CPU usage
Is 10Gbe connection faster than Thunderbolt?
The 10gigabit network is as fast as Thunderbolt 1. But it is slower than Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 3. If you are looking for Thunderbolt 2 speed, you will need to get a dual 10GbE port card which will double throughput speed. Then by enabling link aggregation, you will be able to reach up to 10Gbit X2 speed. In this case, you will be using 2 cables instead of one. If you want to have only 1 cable, then instead of getting a 10g card you will need a 25g card. For matching Thunderbolt 3 speed, you need a 40gb network card or dual port 25gb.
Dual ports will let you transfer data twice as fast because it will travel through 2 cables. Max speed per cable will still be as per standard you have chosen. If it is the 40GbE card – max speed is 40GbE. Dual LAN card would mean that data can be transferred at speed of 40Gb/s twice as fast.
The advantage you get by choosing network solution is that you are not limited by a number of Thunderbolt ports on your device. It is easier to collaborate and expand.
Is it time to upgrade my network to 10gb NIC (Network Interface Card)
Finally, it can be said- it’s about the to start using a 10G network. File sizes for everything we do have become much bigger than it used to be. With new phones and photo cameras, the picture size of 5MB has become a norm. High-resolution images reach even 100MB file size. Same is with video. New 4K video resolution becomes more popular because of YouTube, new high-end phones, and TVs. A movie with 4K resolution will take 4GB of your space. And that is the compressed format. If you want to edit such file, you can add another digit to the capacity. You might have noticed that many NAS – network drives are performing at the same transfer speeds. Usually, with those NAS devices, you will notice only one network port featuring at the back of the box. Speed is the same because hard drives inside them already perform faster than the network port can push through. And this means that regular gigabyte network is too old technology and it needs to be replaced by something faster and more reliable. New technology already demands new network speeds. Luckily networking market is ready for the change. Thanks to competition 10g hardware prices have fallen dramatically.
What is cheapest 10Gb RJ45 switch?
NetGear 8-port switch comes with dual 10GbE ports. So there are two options for you. Either connect NAS to Switch and further to your PC – all 10GbE. Or NAS to a Switch and then 8 computers connected over regular 10GbE cable.
In a first option, you can have fast backup or video editing solution with a potential speed of 10Gb/s. In second option All 8 users connected with gigabit cable will experience potentially the same transfer speed at stable 1Gb/s. If NAS was connected by a 1GbE connection, one client connection potentially could massively effect transfer speed of any other connected user.
||GS110MX-100UKS||1GbE+10GbE Unmanaged Switch||8-Port RJ45, 2x RJ45 10GbE||£157.10||Link|
Other 10GbE switches from cheapest to most expensive
|NetGear||GS110MX-100UKS||1GbE+10GbE Unmanaged Switch||8-Port RJ45, 2x RJ45 10GbE||£157.10||Link|
|NetGear||GS110EMX-100UKS||1GbE+10GbE Smart Managed Plus Switch||8-Port RJ45, 2x RJ45 10GbE||£192||Link|
|NetGear||MS510TX-100EUS||1GbE+10GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch||9-Port RJ45 (4x 1G, 2x 2.5G, 2x 5G, 1x 10G) , 1x Shared SFP+||£305.40||Link|
|NetGear||XS505M-100EUS||10GbE Switch||4-Port RJ45, 1x SFP+||£336.60||Link|
|NetGear||MS510TXPP-100EUS||1GbE+10GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch||9-Port RJ45 (4x 1G, 2x 2.5G, 2x 5G, 1x 10G) , 1x Shared SFP+, 8x PoE+ (138W)||£395.70||Link|
|NetGear||XS508M-100EUS||10GbE Switch||8-Port RJ45, 1x Shared SFP+||£457.90||Link|
|NetGear||GS728TX-100NES||Gigabit Smart Switch||S3300-28X 28-Port with 4x 10G||£492||Link|
|NetGear||XS708E-200NES||10GbE Plus Switch||8-Port RJ45, 1x SFP+ (v2)||£500.40||Link|
|NetGear||XS708T-100NES||10GbE Smart Switch||8-Port RJ45, 2x Shared SFP+||£593.80||Link|
|NetGear||GS752TX-100NES||Gigabit Smart Switch||S3300-52X 52-Port with 4x 10G||£834.70||Link|
|NetGear||GS728TXP-100NES||Gigabit Smart Switch||S3300-28X-PoE+ 28-Port with 4x 10G, 24x PoE+ (195W)||£859.70||Link|
|NetGear||XS712T-200NES||10GbE Smart Switch||12-Port RJ45, 2x Shared SFP+||£926.10||Link|
|NetGear||XS716T-100NES||10GbE Smart Switch||16-Port RJ45, 2x Shared SFP+||£1,164.30||Link|
|NetGear||GS752TXS-100EUS||Gigabit Smart Switch||52-Port with 4x SFP+, 10G||£1,193||Link|
|NetGear||GS752TXP-100NES||Gigabit Smart Switch||S3300-52X-PoE+ 52-Port with 4x 10G, 48x PoE+ (390W)||£1,448.60||Link|
|NetGear||XS728T-100NES||10GbE Smart Switch||24-Port RJ45, 4x SFP+||£1,821.50||Link|
|NetGear||XS748T-100NES||10GbE Smart Switch||44-Port RJ45, 4x SFP+||£3,163.50||Link|
Why RJ45 not SFP?
RJ45 or standard internet/network cable is something we all are used to. SFP is fast standard connection popular in server rooms and data centers. It is very fast and also expensive cable. RJ45 is better because it will be backward compatible with people trying to connect with older computers. If not all people do have a 10GbE connection they can still connect to your network with 5GbE or 1Gbe cable and easily work. There is no adapter required.
Which cable do I need for a 10g network?
With the regular network, most likely you will have CAT6 cables. But for 10GbE speeds, you will need something better insulated against interference. Something called CAT6A or CAT7 cable.
Difference Between CAT6 and CAT6A. CAT6a is the newest type of Ethernet cabling that you can install on your network. … CAT6 cables are rated at 1Gbps while CAT6a cables can achieve up to 10Gbps.It is able to achieve this because it operates at 500Mhz; twice that of the 250Mhz operation of the CAT6
What 10Gbe ready NAS is there I can connect to?
- ReadyNAS 524X 10GbE
- ReadyNAS 626X 10GbE