The Difference Between Managed and Unmanaged Switches

Choosing Between Smart and Dumb Switches in 2020 First things first, before we go ahead and explain the differences between Managed and Unmanaged Switches, let’s talk about what a Switch is. A Switch, in networking terms, is a piece of networking hardware that connects multiple devices together on one Local Area Network (LAN), by using […]

Recommended Switches to Buy in 2020

The Best Network Switches for your NAS in 2020 A network switch is a smart means to manage, control, configure and connect all of your network devices. Many people often get routers and switches confused and this is perfectly understandable. At first, second and third glance they seem near enough identical. A both that lives […]

Should you Choose 10GBASE-T Copper Over SFP+ for 10G Ethernet

10GBASE-T or SFP+, Which is the Best 10Gbe for your Setup? With the increase in server consolidation through virtualization at the business and data center level, the resulting demand for data has exceeded the traditional 1Gbs network standard capability. Improved 10G Ethernet, which can simplify network infrastructure by consolidating multiple gigabit ports into a single […]

Unboxing the QSW-1208-8C QNAP 10Gbe Switch – IT’S FINALLY HERE

What is the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and why should you care? Let’s be honest here – I have spoken about this 10GBe switch ALOT. When it was first uncovered almost a year ago now, it caused a great deal of excitement. This is understandable given that 10GBe (in both SFP+ fiver and 10GBASE-T copper) is now becoming exceedingly […]

IT’S REAL – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch

Good News – The QNAP QSW-1208-8C and QSW-804-4C 10GbE Switch are REAL and coming SOON Excellent news for those who are searching for a cost effective and unmanaged 10Gbe switch in 2018 – the QNAP QSW-1208-8C and the smaller QSW-804-4C are confirmed and heading our way for an April ’18 release. We first uncovered information and […]