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Old 24-12-2020, 10:27 AM   #76
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if source and destination pc is windows 10, dont need managed switch with lacp. can use existing equipment. windows will manage the traffic for you.
can u try file transfer between your 2.5G adapters? can it sustain 230MBps or faster?
Just set up an SMB share from my Mac Mini M1 and then copying from the Mac Mini to my Acer Swift 3 laptop, with three Ubuntu 20.04 AMD64 ISO files total 7.78GB. It can only sustain about 1.8Gbps.




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Old 24-12-2020, 10:45 AM   #77
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if source and destination pc is windows 10, dont need managed switch with lacp. can use existing equipment. windows will manage the traffic for you.
can u try file transfer between your 2.5G adapters? can it sustain 230MBps or faster?
Just set up an SMB share from my Mac Mini M1 and then copying from the Mac Mini to my Acer Swift 3 laptop, with three Ubuntu 20.04 AMD64 ISO files total 7.78GB. It can only sustain about 1.8Gbps.
On the other hand, this is probably due to the slow speed of the Acer Swift 3 laptop (bought in Dec 2017, Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD).

So I tried again by copying files from the Acer to the Mac Mini M1 with the same three Ubuntu ISO files, it is really fast, I can see it is above 290MB/sec from the Activity Monitor. Apple is known to use fast SSD disks.


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Old 24-12-2020, 11:13 AM   #78
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Just set up an SMB share from my Mac Mini M1 and then copying from the Mac Mini to my Acer Swift 3 laptop, with three Ubuntu 20.04 AMD64 ISO files total 7.78GB. It can only sustain about 1.8Gbps.




thanks for testing! so getting another usb gigabit adapter is an alternative to getting 2.5gbe adapter for windows users who do not want to change to 2.5g switches.

but for non windows users have to get 2.5G adapter for faster transfer speed as smb multichannel may not work
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Old 24-12-2020, 11:29 AM   #79
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thanks for testing! so getting another usb gigabit adapter is an alternative to getting 2.5gbe adapter for windows users who do not want to change to 2.5g switches.

but for non windows users have to get 2.5G adapter for faster transfer speed as smb multichannel may not work
Actually 2.5Gbe adapter is pretty cheap as well. Ugreen is already on the high side but there are many cheap alternatives from Taobao, especially for desktop with PCIE.

TP-Link TL-NG421 is at RMB89 or about S$18 only.
https://m.tb.cn/h.4hZDlyM?sm=8856eb
【TP-LINK TL-NG421 2.5Gbps PCI-e网卡台式机电脑服务器PCIe高速千兆以太网络RJ45接口转换器内置模块远程唤醒】

Some shops are selling at even lower at RMB79.

For USB 3 Type A or Type C 2.5Gbe card, I like Ugreen because it has served me well. But there are cheaper brands out there selling at about RMB98 or S$20.
https://m.tb.cn/h.4h0axOJ?sm=1f65e5
【2.5G千兆网卡TypeC转千兆有线网口USB3.0电竞网络游戏适配器2500M】

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Old 24-12-2020, 11:34 AM   #80
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Actually 2.5Gbe adapter is pretty cheap as well. Ugreen is already on the high side but there are many cheap alternatives from Taobao, especially for desktop with PCIE.

TP-Link TL-NG421 is at RMB89 or about S$18 only.
https://m.tb.cn/h.4hZDlyM?sm=8856eb
【TP-LINK TL-NG421 2.5Gbps PCI-e网卡台式机电脑服务器PCIe高速千兆以太网络RJ45接口转换器内置模块远程唤醒】

Some shops are selling at RMB79.
how do you connect to internet without a compatible switch
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Old 24-12-2020, 11:44 AM   #81
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how do you connect to internet without a compatible switch
My idea is to have a 2.5Gbe switch. But the uplink will still be 1Gbps for Internet.

But it is simple now, I use wireless uplink for Internet. 2.5Gbe is only between the two computers.

ONT -- SingTel Mesh Router (will remove in the future) -- Asus RT-AX82U -- wireless link -- Huawei AX3 Pro in repeater mode (only on when required) -- Mac Mini M1, Acer laptop, Brother Wireless Printer, WD MyCloud 3TB.

Mac Mini M1 -- 2.5Gbe -- Acer laptop

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Old 24-12-2020, 02:11 PM   #82
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On the other hand, this is probably due to the slow speed of the Acer Swift 3 laptop (bought in Dec 2017, Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD).
So I tried again by copying files from the Acer to the Mac Mini M1 with the same three Ubuntu ISO files, it is really fast, I can see it is above 290MB/sec from the Activity Monitor. Apple is known to use fast SSD disks.
Indeed my Acer SSD is the bottleneck. And the SSD in my Apple Mac Mini M1 is much much faster.

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Old 25-12-2020, 04:22 PM   #83
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TP-Link has come out with the 8 ports 2.5Gbe dumb switch TL-SH1008.

https://m.tp-link.com.cn/product_1775.html


Looks like it can sustain 280MB/sec file copy.
https://koolshare.cn/thread-190603-1...l#post_2469899

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Old 25-12-2020, 05:29 PM   #84
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Taobao link for TL-SH1008, this seems to be the cheapest for now, so I just placed the order at RMB476+RMB16=RMB492.

https://m.tb.cn/h.4hg6oMQ?sm=917dcf
【TP-LINK TL-SH1008 8个2.5G电口非网管网络交换机 2500M/RJ45网口】
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Old 25-12-2020, 05:44 PM   #85
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Taobao link for TL-SH1008, this seems to be the cheapest for now, so I just placed the order at RMB476+RMB16=RMB492.

https://m.tb.cn/h.4hg6oMQ?sm=917dcf
【TP-LINK TL-SH1008 8个2.5G电口非网管网络交换机 2500M/RJ45网口】
nice! i hope lazada has it soon i want too
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:51 PM   #86
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TP-Link SH1206 Teardown, 2x10G SFP+ port for uplink, 4x2.5G Ethernet ports, about RMB999.
https://www.acwifi.net/11940.html

Main chip is Broadcom BCM53161XU, said to be the similar to the BCM53161XM chip used in QNAP QSW-1105-5T (5 port 2.5Gbe).
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:15 PM   #87
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QNAP-QSW-1105-5T seems to be difficult to get in Singapore.
https://www.amazon.sg/QNAP-QSW-1105-.../dp/B08F9ZL9LY

Those who want it may need to get from US (US$109) through forwarder. Even then the lead time is long.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...t_2_5gbps.html
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Old 01-01-2021, 05:25 PM   #88
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Go straight for this la!

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Old 01-01-2021, 05:52 PM   #89
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Go straight for this la!

Nice.

I need to get a powerful desktop PC first, then a 10G capable switch, then a 10G capable NAS. Let me plan for it.

I will consider this in home improvement budget 2021

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Old 01-01-2021, 07:36 PM   #90
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For those who want to get into 10G home network and skip 2.5G, here is the very nice guide buy brother TanKianw. In the end, it may be the better way to go than having to go in two steps.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...t-6341518.html
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