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-rack ears included
-inexpensive for 2.5/5/10
-a lot of switches require SFP modules for 10 gig ports but I just want RJ-45 so this is easier
Cons: -no cons, just features you're intentionally omitting to save money
Overall Review: -ideal for home office
-I set mine up with a 10 gig NAS and a 5 gig ethernet on a thunderbolt dock so two 2.5/5/10 ports is all I need
-I have no need for management features, so I saved money vs the EMX model
does exactly what it says it will do
Pros: Transfers are quite close to full theoretical speed.
Cons: Requires a stronger power supply than the 8-port Gigabit model it replaced.
Overall Review: I replaced a crossover cable and 8-port Gigabit switch with this unit.
My two 10G cards found each other on the network without needing extra configuration.
HWiNFO64 recorded a maximum speed of 1,193,780.805kb/s (9.55024Gb/s) during a 300GB transfer between two machines with NVMe SSDs. That speed wasn't constant, but it only took about 4 minutes!
Pros: I got this as my server and gaming pc both have 2.5 gig nic. So that all works at the correct speeds.
Cons: 3 times now it has locked up and nothing in the house works I spent hours troubleshooting att modem and connections before restarting switch and yay everything back to normal. So not that impressed.
Overall Review: I dont think I would recommend. I would prefer more options with switches that have all ports 2.5 or 5 gb. Alas there are so few and this does not seem like a good option at least for the one I have..
Cons: -works great ONLY if both devices are connected by CAT 7 cables 40 feet or shorter.
Overall Review: -i bought this to get my workstation and QNAP TVS 873 to communicate faster. the NAS connected w/ a 15ft CAT 7 cable while my work station was connected with a 80ft CAT 7 run.
-the QNAP is equipped with Intel X550-T2 NICs while the desktop's motherboard has a built in Aquantia AQC107 NIC
-the NAS was connecting at 10Gbps but the workstation was only getting 5Gbps. the only way i could get the computer to connect at 10Gbps was by bringing my workstation to the utility closet and using a much shorter CAT 7 cable, which i obviously don't want to do.
this leads me to believe that this switch does not like long cables, making it pretty much useless to me. in the end i returned this switch and turned the Intel X550-T2 in my QNAP into a virtual switch. it only took a few minutes and it did the trick. i'm getting 800+ MB/s speeds from the NAS and 600+ to the NAS now.
Pros: Replaced an 8 port with this model, everything works, it is accurately identifying the speeds.
Cons: I ordered two, but didn't install until March. Low and behold, one was a standard gig and not a 10gb, I don't know how it happened, everything was sealed.
Overall Review: Check your items when you buy them, open the box. Otherwise you might get bamboozled