Cheapest 10gbe switches- Updated

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Netgear XS712TYES1012$881[LINK] 9th Dec
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Netgear GS110EMXYes210149 euro[LINK] 30th Nov
Mikrotik CRS326-24G-2S+INYES2 SFP+26$199[LINK] 6th Feb
QNAP QSW-2104-2TNo26189[LINK] 30th Nov
TEG-S750NO5 x 10GBE5 x RJ45£317[LINK] 9th Jun
TRENDnet TEG-S762unmanaged2x10GbE + 4x2.5GbE6 RJ45$209[LINK] 11th Apr
Mikrotik CRS326-24S+2Q+RMYES24 SFP+ / 2 40G QSFP+27$499[LINK] 6th Feb
Mikrotik CRS309-1G-8S+INYES8 SFP+9$269[LINK] 6th Feb
Mikrotik CRS326-24G-2S+RMYES2 SFP+26$209[LINK] 6th Feb
Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM YES2 SFP+26$159[LINK] 6th Feb
Netgear MS510TXYES210$319[LINK] 9th Dec
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Mikrotik CSS610-8G-2S+INYES2 SFP+10$99[LINK] 6th Feb
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Netgear XS748TYES4852 (4xSFP)$4126[LINK] 9th Dec
Netgear XS728TYES2428 (4xSFP)$2223[LINK] 9th Dec
Netgear XS716TYES1618$1111[LINK] 9th Dec
Netgear MS510TXPPYES2 SFP+RJ4510 (8POE)$403[LINK] 9th Dec
Netgear XS505MNO1 SFP+5$399[LINK] 9th Dec
Netgear GS110MXNO210$200[LINK] 9th Dec
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Cheapest 10gbe switches- Updated

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.

 


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What managed or smart switch means?

You will often find that cheaper switches are called unmanaged or non-smart. This means it is a simple 10GbE NAS and will do basic switch function as good as it can. If you connect it to a Synology, NAS system will enable load balancing function. But sometimes 10GbE is simply not enough. This where the link aggregation function is useful. It is available only on smart / managed switches. This means that you can connect 2 or more cables between a NAS and a switch and have 20GbE connection (need to be done on both ends).

 

 

Single port shared 10GbE Copper/Optical

Connect 10GbE NAS to the switch allowing 10PC simultaneous connections with 1GbE bandwidth. Without 10GbE connected NAS, 10 users would get100Mbit bandwidth each.

 

NETGEAR 8-Port 10G Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (XS508M) – with 1 x 10G SFP+, Desktop/Rackmount

Buy from UK   USA

  • ETHERNET PORT CONFIGURATION: 8 10G ports
  • FLEXIBILITY FROM UPLINK PORTS: 1 x 1G/10G SFP+ port (shared)
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY: Simple set up with no software to install or configuration needed
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Supports desktop or rackmount placement, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware in the box
  • WHISPER-QUIET DESIGN: Reduces fan noise to protect your home office or business environment.
  • PROSAFE LIFETIME PROTECTION: Covered by an industry-best Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day Replacement and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Designed to optimize power usage lowering its cost to operate. Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
  • BUILT TO LAST: Every NETGEAR Network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance.

 

MS510TX: 8-port Multi-Gigabit Smart managed Switch with 10G Copper / Fiber Uplinks

Buy from UK   USA

MS510TX: 8-port Multi-Gigabit Smart Switch with 10G Copper / Fiber Uplinks • 2-port RJ-45 Multi-Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3bz (NBASE-T) 100M/1G/2.5G/5G • 2-port RJ-45 Multi-Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3bz (NBASE-T) 100M/1G/2.5G • 4-port RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 10M/100M/1G • 1-port RJ-45 10 Gigabit Ethernet Copper (100M/1G/2.5G/5G/10GBASE-T) • 1-port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber (1G/10GBASE-X SFP+) • 21dB max at 25°C (77°F) ambient

 

 

Cheapest Dual port 10GbE

Very often people need only two 10GbE ports. This could happen in small video editor teams where there is only one person editing. This person then will get maximums bandwidth connection and others will connect over the regular 1GbE connection. People connecting over regular gigabit network will only access shared project files and work with files which do not require fast transfer speed. If people choose smart switch, they often use link aggregation combining 2 or 4 regular LAN ports potentially doubling or quadrupling transfer speed. Single or double 10GbE port is also useful if there are 10 or more users connecting to the NAS and transferring quite big files regularly. This will allow potentially 10 people to download simultaneously without noticing transfer slowdown. The 10GbE SFP+ port is made for very long distance connections. If regular rj45 is up to 100metres then an SFP+ connection can have kilometers long cable between the switch and a device.

 

TRENDnet 6-Port 10G Unmanaged Switch, 4 x 2.5G RJ-45 Base-T Ports, 2 x 10G RJ-45 Ports, 60Gbps Switching Capacity, Wall Mountable, 10 Gigabit Network Connections, Lifetime Protection, Black, TEG-S762

Buy from UK   USA

  • DEVICE INTERFACE: 4 x 2.5G RJ-45 ports; 2 x 10G RJ-45 ports.
  • 10G PORTS: This 6-Port 10G switch offers two 10G ports for high-speed network connections providing a cost-effective solution in adding 10G link capability.
  • 2.5G PORTS: Equipped with four 2.5GBASE-T RJ-45 ports that provide higher gigabit speeds capable of up to 2.5Gbps over existing Cat5e or better cabling.
  • WALL MOUNTABLE: Well-suited for desktop installations, but also features convenient wall mountable design for greater installation flexibility.
  • FANLESS DESIGN: The 10 gigabit switch fanless design lowers energy consumption and eliminates operating noises.

 

 

ASUS XG-U2008 10-Port Unmanaged Network Switch

Buy from UK   USA

10-Port Unmanaged Switch Featuring Two 10G Ports

  • Hyper-Fast 10Gbps Networking – The two next-gen 10G ports deliver incredible speeds of up to 10Gbps, perfect for ultra-busy networks and bandwidth-intensive tasks in any office or studio.
  • Simply plug it in, connect your devices, and that’s it! No software or setup is needed, and there are 10G signal quality LEDs to confirm your cables are working correctly.
  • Slim and Stylish Design- The tough all-metal design, iconic spun-metal finish and slim dimensions make it a stylish addition to any premises.

 

QSW-2104-2T unmanaged switch featuring 10GbE and 2.5GbE connectivity

Buy from UK   USA

  • Two 10GbE RJ45 ports (compatible with the 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T standard) support 5 speeds (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) to meet different bandwidth requirements
  • Four 2.5GbE RJ45 (2.5G/1G/100M) ports can immediately multiply your network speed by 2.5 times using existing Cat 5e cables
  • No complex settings are required, and auto-negotiation ensures optimal performance
  • Automatic loop detection and blocking to ensure continuous network operation
  • The unique fanless design with ventilated construction provides noiseless operation

 

QNAP QSW-2104-2S 2ports 10GbE SFP+ 5port unmanaged switch

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  • Two 10GbE SFP+ ports (supports 10G/1G) enable high-speed network performance
  • Four 2.5GbE RJ45 (2.5G/1G/100M) ports can immediately multiply your network speed by 2.5 times using existing Cat 5e cables
  • No complex settings are required, and auto-negotiation ensures optimal performance
  • Automatic loop detection and blocking to ensure continuous network operation
  • The unique fanless design with ventilated construction provides noiseless operation

 

 

Zyxel Multi-Gig 12-Port Unmanaged Switch, 2-Port 2.5G, 2-Port 10G SFP+ Desktop/Wallmount[XGS1010-12]

Buy from UK   USA

12-Port 10G SFP+ Unmanaged Multi-Gigabit Switch provides high performance and simplified controls

The Zyxel XGS1010-12 comes with two 10G SFP+ uplink ports, two 2.5G Multi-Gigabit ports, and eight Gigabit Ethernet ports with plug-and play design. It has been designed specifically for customers who require an affordable 10GbE network connectivity over a variety of mixed environments from the home to the office.

  • Equipped with 8 x 1G ports, 2 x 10G SFP+, and additional 2 x 2.5G Multi-Gigabit ports.
  • Flexible port combination fits diversified network applications.
  • Plug and play, no setup required.
  • Fanless and energy-saving design.

 

 

 

 

Zyxel Multi-Gig 12-Port Web Managed Switch with 2-Port 2.5G/2-Port 10G SFP+ Desktop/Wallmount, 5-Years Warranty [XGS1210-12]

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The Zyxel XGS1210-12 comes with two 10G SFP+ uplink ports, two 2.5G Multi-Gigabit ports, and eight Gigabit Ethernet ports with an easy-to-use Web GUI allowing users to prioritize, limit and/or protect network traffics. It has been designed specifically for customers who require simplified management over a variety of home to office environments.

  • Equipped with 8 x 1G ports, 2 x 10G SFP+, and additional 2 x 2.5G Multi-Gigabit ports.
  • Flexible port combination fits diversified network applications.
  • User-friendly web-based set-up wizard.
  • Manage and setup the switch easily by intuitive web GUI.
  • Fanless and energy-saving design.

 

 

NETGEAR 10-Port Gigabit/10G Ethernet Plus Switch (GS110EMX) – Managed, with 8 x 1G, 2 x 10G/Multi-gig, Desktop, Wall or Rackmount

Buy from UK   USA

  • 8 x 1G and 2 x 1G/2.5G/5G/10G Multi-Gig Ethernet ports
  • Plus software with easy-to-use interface offers basic managed capabilities to configure, secure, and monitor your network
  • Supports desktop, wall or rackmount placement, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware in the box
  • Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day Replacement, and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert
  • Energy efficient design compliant with IEEE802.3az
  • Silent operation ideal for noise sensitive environment

Also called GS110MX  https://amzn.to/3hO0k6s

 

ASUS XG-U2008 10-Port Unmanaged-Switch Featuring Two 10G Ports

Buy from UK   USA

  • Hyper-Fast 10Gbps Networking – The two next-gen 10G ports deliver incredible speeds of up to 10Gbps, perfect for ultra-busy networks and bandwidth-intensive tasks in any office or studio.
  • Simply plug it in, connect your devices, and that’s it! No software or setup is needed, and there are 10G signal quality LEDs to confirm your cables are working correctly.
  • Slim and Stylish Design- The tough all-metal design, iconic spun-metal finish and slim dimensions make it a stylish addition to any premises.

 

 

QSW-M2108-2C Entry-level 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Switch 

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The QSW-M2108-2C is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with two 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo ports and eight 2.5 Gigabit ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2108-2C offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution that is usable even by non-IT professionals. The QSW-M2108-2C is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies, supporting up to five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M) to provide higher transmission speeds with existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. With high performance, user-friendly management, and desktop form factor, the QSW-M2108-2C enables cost-effective upgrading to 2.5GbE or 10GbE networking while optimizing bandwidth and ensuring secure network maintenance.

 

QSW-M2108-2S Entry-level 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Switch 

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The QSW-M2108-2S is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with two 10GbE SFP+ ports and eight 2.5 Gigabit ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2108-2S offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution that is usable even by non-IT professionals. With high performance, user-friendly management, and desktop form factor, the QSW-M2108-2S enables cost-effective upgrading to 2.5GbE or 10GbE networking while optimizing bandwidth and ensuring secure network maintenance.

 

QSW-M2108R-2C Entry-level 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Half-Width Rackmount Switch 

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CSS610-8G-2S+IN managed switch with eight 1G Ethernet ports and two SFP+ ports for 10G fiber connectivity.

 

CRS305-1G-4S+IN Five-port desktop switch with one Gigabit Ethernet port and four SFP+ 10Gbps ports

 

 

 

Cheapest 3-port 10GbE +optical

QSW-308S a 3-port 10G SFP+ and 8-port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch

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The QSW-308S provides three 10GbE SFP+ ports and eight Gigabit ports for connecting various devices and enabling a hybrid high-speed network in homes and offices. With SFP+ interfaces, direct attach copper (DAC) cables can be used for connecting directly to SFP+ devices. You can also use 10G-SFP-T copper transceiver modules to connect 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ devices through RJ45 Category 6, 5 or 5e cabling. The switching capacity of QSW-308S is 76Gbps, guaranteeing the full potential of each port.

 

QSW-308-1C is a 3-port 10G SFP+ and 8-port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch, providing three 10GbE SFP+ ports (with one 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo port) and eight Gigabit ports

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The QSW-308-1C is a 3-port 10G SFP+ and 8-port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch, providing three 10GbE SFP+ ports (with one 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo port) and eight Gigabit ports. The QSW-308-1C allows you to instantly upgrade to a hybrid high-speed network environment at a cost-effective price and is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support up to five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M). The SFP+/RJ45 (copper) combo port also provides higher transmission speeds when used with existing cables. With its desktop size and silent operation, the QSW-308-1C perfectly blends into homes and offices while providing high performance, low latency and superb functionality.

 

Cheapest 4-port 10GbE +optical

 

QSW-M2106-4C 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Switch 

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The QSW-M2106-4C is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with four 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo ports and six 2.5 Gigabit ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2106-4C offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution that is usable even by non-IT professionals. With high performance, user-friendly management, and a desktop form factor, the QSW-M2106-4C enables cost-effective upgrading to 2.5GbE or 10GbE networking while optimizing bandwidth and ensuring secure network maintenance.

 

QSW-M2106-4S  10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Switch

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The QSW-M2106-4S is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with four 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports and six 2.5 Gigabit ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2106-4S offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution that is usable even by non-IT professionals. With high performance, user-friendly management, and a desktop form factor, the QSW-M2106-4S enables cost-effective upgrading to 2.5GbE or 10GbE networking while optimizing bandwidth and ensuring secure network maintenance.

 

QSW-M2106R-2S2T 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Switch
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The QSW-M2106R-2S2T is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with two 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, two 10GbE RJ45 ports and six 2.5GbE RJ45 ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2106R-2S2T offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution. With a half-width design, two QSW-M2106R-2S2T can be installed in a 1U rack space for space-saving.

 

 

 

Cheapest 5-port 10GbE +optical

 

NetGear 10GbE Unmanaged Switch XS505M-100EUS 4-Port RJ45, 1x SFP+

Buy from UK   USA

  • ETHERNET PORT CONFIGURATION: 4 10G ports
  • FLEXIBILITY FROM UPLINK PORTS: 1 x 1G/10G SFP+ port
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY: Simple set up with no software to install or configuration needed
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Supports desktop or rackmount placement, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware in the box
  • WHISPER-QUIET DESIGN: Reduces fan noise to protect your home office or business environment.
  • PROSAFE LIFETIME PROTECTION: Covered by an industry-best Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day Replacement and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Designed to optimize power usage lowering its cost to operate. Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
  • BUILT TO LAST: Every NETGEAR Network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance

Cheapest 8-port 10GbE

 

Buffalo BS-MP2008 Managed L2 10G Ethernet 100/1000/10000 19U Switch – Black 

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  • Lifetime warranty with 24/7 North American based technical support (with registration)
  • Entry-level priced multi-gigabit switch that supports 2.5/5 Gbps and 10 Gbps network scalability
  • IEEE standards: 802.3bz and 802.3an
  • It achieves a speed of 2.5 Gbps / 5 Gbps without the need to upgrade CAT6 cabling.
  • Traffic management features available with VLAN/QoS.
  • 8 ports/durable metal chassis
  • 19-inch rack mounting tabs included/internal power supply unit

 

 

Qnap Switch QSW-1208-8C 10GbE  Unmanaged Switch, 8x combo SFP+ / RJ45, 4x SFP+

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  • Twelve 10GbE SFP+ ports with eight shared 10GBase-T ports Unmanaged switch, NBASE-T support for 5-speed auto-negotiation (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M)
  • With NBASE-T support, existing cables can be used. Backwards compatibility is provided for Legacy devices
  • With a combination of SFP+ (fiber) and RJ45 (copper) ports, most devices can take advantage of the 10GbE connectivity provided by the QSW-1208-8C.
  • Ire 802.3az (EEE) helps reduce power consumption for slow and idle connections.
  • Mac address cache capacity: 27K

 

 

 

 

TP-LINK TL-SX1008 8-Port 10G Unmanaged Desktop Switch

UK    USA

  • 【Eight 10Gbps Ports for Lightning-Fast Connections】8× 10-Gigabit ports unlock the highest performance with 10G/multi-gig bandwidth and provide up to 160 Gbps of switching capacity.
  • 【Auto-Negotiation】Auto-negotiation intelligently senses the link speeds and adjusts between 5-speeds (100Mb/1G/2.5G/5G/10G) for compatibility and optimal performance for all your devices, including 2.5G/5G/10G WiFi 6 AP, 10G NAS, 10G PCIe Adapter/NIC, 10G Server, gaming computer, 8K video, and more.
  • 【Reliable and Low-Noise Operation】IEEE 802.3X flow control provides reliable data transfer and smart fan with speed adjustment ensures minimal noise when use.
  • 【Plug and Play】Easy setup with no software installation or configuration needed.
  • 【Sturdy Metal Case】Durable metal casing and desktop/rackmount design are well-suited for different environments.
  • 【Limited Lifetime Protection】Backed by our industry-leading limited lifetime protection and 24/7 technical support, you can work with confidence.

Cheapest 12-port 10GbE switch

Netgear M4300-12X12F Stackable Managed Switch with 24x10G Including 12x10GBase-T and 12xSFP+ Layer 3

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Model Number: XSM4324S

12 Ports Copper 100M / 1G / 10G

12 Ports SFP+ 1G / 10G

1 Modular Bay with One (1) 250W Modular PSU included APS250W

480 Gps Switching Fabric

Fixed Fan Front-to-Back 36.9dB

Management Options

Ethernet: Out-of-band 1G port (Back)

Console: RJ45 RS232 (Back)

Console: Mini-USB (Front)

Storage: USB (Front)

Single-pane-of-glass NMS300 management platform with mass-configuration support

Dual firmware image and configuration file for updates with minimum service interruption

 

 

Buffalo BS-MP2012 Managed L2 10G Ethernet 100/1000/10000 19U Switch – Black

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  • Multi gigabit options of 2.5, 5, and 10 Gbe speeds
  • 802.3az Green Ethernet technology
  • Auto-MDIX provides fast plug and play setup with any Ethernet cable
  • Automatic energy conservation feature reduces total power consumption
  • VLAN Management, 802.3az Green Ethernet technology

 

Cheapest 16-port 10GbE switch

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG – Switch – L3 – Managed – 12 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ + 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet – rack-mountable

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With 12 SFP+ ports and 4 10G RJ-45 ports, the ES-16-XG EdgeSwitch 16 10G 16-Port Managed Aggregation Switch from Ubiquiti resides on Layer 2 of the network and also supports enhanced Layer 3 routing capabilities. The 12 SFP+ ports make it easy to attach additional switches to the network while the 10G RJ-45 ports allow for devices

 

Cheapest 24-port 10GbE switch

NETGEAR 24-Port 10G/Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch (XS724EM) – with 2 x 10G SFP+, Desktop/Rackmount
Buy from UK   USA

  • ETHERNET PORT CONFIGURATION: 24 Multi-Gig/10G ports
  • FLEXIBILITY FROM UPLINK PORTS: 2 x 1G/10G SFP+ ports (both are shared)
  • CONFIGURATION & CONTROL: Management software with easy-to-use GUI interface offers basic capabilities to configure, secure, and monitor your network.
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Supports desktop or rackmount placement, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware in the box
  • WHISPER-QUIET DESIGN: Reduces fan noise to protect your home office or business environment.
  • PROSAFE LIFETIME PROTECTION: Covered by an industry-best Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day Replacement and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Designed to optimize power usage lowering its cost to operate. Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
  • BUILT TO LAST: Every NETGEAR Network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance.

 

Cheapest 28-port 10GbE switch

NETGEAR XS728T 28 Port 10GbE Ethernet LAN Switch Smart (managed network switch with 4x 10Gigabit SFP+, desktop or 19 inch rack mounting, ProSAFE lifetime guarantee), silver

Buy from UK   USA

  • ETHERNET PORT CONFIGURATION: 24 Gigabit ports and 2 10G ports STACKABLE
  • FLEXIBILITY FROM UPLINK PORTS: 2 x 10G SFP+ ports. This switch supports stacking connectivity.
  • ADVANCED CONFIGURATION & CONTROL: Management software with easy-to-use GUI interface offers refined control for secure setup, access, and SNMP (NMS 300) management.
  • VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Supports desktop or rackmount placement, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware in the box
  • WHISPER-QUIET DESIGN: Reduces fan noise to protect your home office or business environment.
  • PROSAFE LIFETIME PROTECTION: Covered by an industry-best Lifetime Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day Replacement and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT: Designed to optimize power usage lowering its cost to operate. Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
  • BUILT TO LAST: Every NETGEAR Network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance.

 

 

Can I get a second-hand 10GbE switch?

Yes, eBay is always selling and listing on auction switches. They come from businesses thrown away because of upgrades. If you are ready to get something with no warranty you can go this route. Some ports might be faulty or slower. Here is the latest auction offers -> 10GB Switch | eBay UK    or eBay USA

Do I need a managed or unmanaged switch?

An unmanaged switch will be always cheaper because it can not be configured. If you have Synology NAS it will automatically enable load balancing using even unmanaged switch. This is all fine if you do not want to increase the bandwidth above 10GbE. If you want to combine 2 or more ports and double your bandwidth speed then you need to set up link aggregation. You will need a smart switch (managed) to enable this functionality.

How can I benefit from a 10G network?

Applications
  • 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.

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 CAT6ACAT6a 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?

You can use PCIe slot to add 10GbE connection.

 

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    5 thoughts on “Cheapest 10gbe switches- Updated

    1. Fiber cable is actually competitive with copper. I will normally install fiber if needs exceed CAT6. ALL cabling between buildings is always fiber. The cost is the termination of the fiber. But depending on the spec needed there are now field-installed connectors around $20 each (4 per average “cable”).

      If you are doing it in a home pre-terminated multi-mode cable is very affordable but has installation code limites.
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