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Old 01-01-2021, 08:12 PM   #91
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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
I think this setup is way over the top for most people here.

Ask yourself, why need 10GBE network?
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:16 PM   #92
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I think this setup is way over the top for most people here.

Ask yourself, why need 10GBE network?
Maybe for those who like to do a lot of video editing.

Take note this is for internal home network. You can still use 1Gbps internet.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:16 PM   #93
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Maybe for those who like to do a lot of video editing.

Take note this is for internal home network. You can still use 1Gbps internet.
I based my 10GB network on the info from this video:



For my setup, since I am using it myself, I do not need more than 2x10GBE ports on a switch. Initially I was looking at the Netgear GS110MX. It cost somewhere about HK$1,938.00. Luckily it was out of stock when I went to the shop to get it. Instead I found the Qnap Qhora 301W. Cost about HK$2,500. It has 2x10GBe + 4x1GBe ports. A bonus is it also has Wi-fi 6. And a Cat 6A network cable that cost about HK$60.00

Now I work all my files off the Synology DS1618+ with 10GBe network card + 6 x 8TB HGST Enterprise drives. My iMac is connected to the 10G network via the Sonnet Solo 10G adapter via Thunderbolt 3. I get consistent 500MB/s write and about 900MB/s read.

Total cost of my 10G network is the lowest I have researched to date.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:28 PM   #94
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Go straight for this la!

I also have a large collection of Movies and TV Series I purchased from Apple. Each full HD movie can be as large as 6GB.

All these movies are downloaded directly to my Drobo 5C attached to my iMac via USB3. Each movie will take about 3-5 minutes to complete download from Apple.

Drobo 5C has limited space, only 16TB, but the Synology has 38TB. So I back up all my movies to the Synology. copying a 5GB movie from Drobo 5C to Synology DS1618+ takes about 9 seconds.
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:11 PM   #95
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For my setup, since I am using it myself, I do not need more than 2x10GBE ports on a switch. Initially I was looking at the Netgear GS110MX. It cost somewhere about HK$1,938.00. Luckily it was out of stock when I went to the shop to get it. Instead I found the Qnap Qhora 301W. Cost about HK$2,500. It has 2x10GBe + 4x1GBe ports. A bonus is it also has Wi-fi 6. And a Cat 6A network cable that cost about HK$60.00

Now I work all my files off the Synology DS1618+ with 10GBe network card + 6 x 8TB HGST Enterprise drives. My iMac is connected to the 10G network via the Sonnet Solo 10G adapter via Thunderbolt 3. I get consistent 500MB/s write and about 900MB/s read.

Total cost of my 10G network is the lowest I have researched to date.
Nice setup.

The NAS seems to be one of the more expensive one.

The QNAP Qhora 301W looks very good.

And for Macs, unfortunately Thunderbolt 10G adapter is rather expensive. For Windows desktop PC, 10G adapter is rather cheap. But for Windows laptop, either there is no way (not Thunderbolt capabale port), or similar to Mac.

I was actually reading this one last time: US$60 for 10G network
https://community.fs.com/blog/how-to...s-than-60.html

And this one: US$250 with a 10G switch
https://medium.com/@yllanos/going-10...of-d637cccd22a
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Old 16-01-2021, 07:46 AM   #96
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https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/01...id-h2-h2-sbcs/

Interesting 2.5G capable SBC and the add-on M2 card.

H2 Net Card:
4x Ethernet ports up to 2.5 GbE via RTL8125 controller.
M.2 edge connector
Compatible with ODROID-H2 / H2+

ODROID-H2+ specifications:
SoC – Intel Celeron J4115 Gemini Lake Refresh quad-core processor @ 1.8 GHz / 2.5 GHz (turbo single thread) / 2.3Ghz (turbo multi-thread) with 12EU Intel UHD Graphics 600 up to 700 MHz; Noted listed on Ark Intel just yet, but it’s real.

System Memory – Dual-channel Memory DDR4-PC19200 (2400MT/s) supporting up to 32GB RAM in total

Storage – M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 slot for one NVMe storage, 2x SATA 3.0 ports, eMMC flash support
Video Output

HDMI 2.0 up to 4K (40962160) @ 60 Hz
DisplayPort 1.2 up to 4K (40962160) @ 60 Hz

Audio – HDMI, audio jacks for HP, MIC. and S/PDIF

Connectivity – Dual 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) via RTL8125B chipset

Expansion – 24-pin header with I2C, UART (3.3V), USB2.0 and HDMI CEC signals

Misc – RTC battery (Included)

Power Supply – 14V to 20V DC power input

Dimensions – 110x110x43mm

Weight – About 320 grams with heatsink, two DRAM modules, and M.2 NVMe SSD.

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Maybe for those who like to do a lot of video editing.

Take note this is for internal home network. You can still use 1Gbps internet.
I think 1Gbps internet is so so only and i hope the world can move beyond 1Gbps internet but can see that chance of doing that is quite low. Most countries mainly just 1Gbps only.
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