QNAP 10G switches - any good ?

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I'm thinking of getting a 10Gbit switch - looking for something small, quiet and that won't break the bank. Doesn't need to be managed. Has anyone here used the QNAP QSW-1208-8C or QSW-804-4C ? They seem just right in terms of offering a reasonable mix of copper and SFP+ ports - and the price has suddenly dropped into the "affordable" bracket - but if there's some horrible "gotcha" with these it would be good to know about...

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Mr. Baz

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Does it need to be managed?

Ubiquiti: https://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Net...8&qid=1535228189&sr=1-4&keywords=ubiquiti+10g
Cisco: https://www.amazon.com/Cisco-SG300-...&qid=1535228189&sr=1-12&keywords=ubiquiti+10g
Netgear (L2 only): https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Giga...&qid=1535228189&sr=1-19&keywords=ubiquiti+10g

I know this isn't what you are asking for, but you could go all out and get a used 48 port SFP+ Dell Force10 switch on OrangeComputers.


Dell just announced their push to make 100Gb available to smaller datacenters, so I would imagine a lot of their current 10Gb -> 40Gb gear should drop in price some -- though these prices are still what you would expect for enterprise gear.
 
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I went with an HP Officeconnect, which is a little more but managed. It is however not silent- it's quiet enough, but the typical rack-grade 40mm fans have the typical rack-grade 'din' to them.

[this is as much for utility as it is for learning; depending on what the solution is for, most of these options mentioned will work well]
 

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I went with an HP Officeconnect, which is a little more but managed. It is however not silent- it's quiet enough, but the typical rack-grade 40mm fans have the typical rack-grade 'din' to them.

[this is as much for utility as it is for learning; depending on what the solution is for, most of these options mentioned will work well]

I replaced the fan in my switch with a Noctura and have never heard it again.
 

IdiotInCharge

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I replaced the fan in my switch with a Noctura and have never heard it again.

My used Aruba is going to get 40x20 PWM Noctuas, but I'm hesitant to open up and swap fans on a brand new HP 10Gbase-T switch :D
 
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Hi Mr. Baz, thanks very much... the Dell force 10 is well beyond what I have the space for... also the noise level on the QNAP is 18.7 dB(A) and the Dell is 59.6 dB(A).

Re: Office connect - I guess the model nearest to the QNAP would be the 1850 6XGT 2XGT/SFP+ (JL169A), but the noise level is 45 dB, whatever I buy has to go in a home office space where I am on the phone all day, so noise levels are important. The 45dB wouldn't be so bad, except I have a bunch of kit already...

I've pretty much decided to buy the QNAP, unless someone here has had bad experiences with it.

IdiotInCharge - agreed, I wouldn't want to void the warranty in order to swap the fans.
 

IdiotInCharge

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1850 6XGT 2XGT/SFP+ (JL169A)

This is what I have- it's not the volume of the noise under normal conditions, just the 'din' of it- the pitch isn't bad, it just has that 'electronics in the background' atmosphere to it. Obviously if the switch got hot either due to load or due to environment the fan noise would increase significantly.

[one thing I'm going to ask HP if I remember is if replacing the fans would void the warranty- they very well could be user serviceable]
 

Mr. Baz

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Hi Mr. Baz, thanks very much... the Dell force 10 is well beyond what I have the space for... also the noise level on the QNAP is 18.7 dB(A) and the Dell is 59.6 dB(A).

Re: Office connect - I guess the model nearest to the QNAP would be the 1850 6XGT 2XGT/SFP+ (JL169A), but the noise level is 45 dB, whatever I buy has to go in a home office space where I am on the phone all day, so noise levels are important. The 45dB wouldn't be so bad, except I have a bunch of kit already...

I've pretty much decided to buy the QNAP, unless someone here has had bad experiences with it.

IdiotInCharge - agreed, I wouldn't want to void the warranty in order to swap the fans.

(y)

I forgot that the Dell networking equipment is quite loud.
 

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if when you get the qnap post your findings, ive been looking and cant find any reviews besides one amazon review for the 8 port model qnap
 
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Thanks to all who replied... I've managed to source the managed HP for £436, which makes it a no-brainer compared to the unmanaged QNAP. I can always replace the fans if they turn out to be too much. Now I just have to buy some 10GBE NICs... IdiotInCharge - thanks for the recommendation.
 

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What model is the HP? I see Buffalo has an 8 port 10G switch for $499 on amazon.
 

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Their only 10Gbase-T product is unreliable for many. Their SFP+ stuff works pretty well, but then it's over-priced for its class (unless you really want Unifi...).


have had no issues with mine but I get your point, others had a LOT of issues. IMO, they have resolved the issues with software updates.

when I looked at the pricing I did not see much of a different between the qNAP and this model.

reads like the OP found what they wanted anyway
 
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