Though many enterprise networks and big data centers have been upgraded to 40G or 100G Ethernet network, 10G Ethernet network still has its place in small homelab deployment. As an important component, 10Gb switch has been a hot topic among many engineers. If you are familiar with fiber optic networking, you must know the following brands: MikroTik, Dell, Ubiquiti and so on. They all provide 10G switches. And this article want to share some 10Gb switches under $550 with you.
It belongs to MikroTik Cloud Router Switch series and it is powered by RouterOS. It is designed with 24 1GbE ports and 2 10G SFP+ ports. The price of MikroTik CRS226-24G-2S+IN on ebay is about $260. The datasheet of MikroTik CRS226-24G-2S+IN is shown as below:
The CRS226-24G-2S+RM is available in a 1U rackmount case. It is a fully functional Layer 3 switch powered by RouterOS. It has 24 Gigabit ports and 2 SFP+ cages for 10G connectivity (first SFP port supports 1.25G/10G modules, second port only 10G modules). The price of MikroTik CRS226-24G-2S+RM on ebay is about $280. The datasheet of MikroTik CRS226-24G-2S+RM is shown as below:
MikroTik CRS210-8G-2S+IN is a “small size low cost” switch. It comes with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 SFP+ cages for 10G connectivity (first port supports 1.25G/10G modules, second port only 10G modules). The price of MikroTik CRS210-8G-2S+IN on ebay is about $187. The datasheet of MikroTik CRS210-8G-2S+IN is shown as below:
Dell Networking N2000 is a series of energy-efficient and cost-effective 1GbE and 10GbE switches designed for modernizing and scaling network infrastructure. N2000 switches utilize a comprehensive enterprise-class Layer 2+ feature set, deliver consistent, simplified management and offer high-availability device and network design. Dell N2024 is designed with 24 1GbE ports and 2 10G SFP+ ports. The price of it on ebay is about $400. The datasheet of Dell N2024 is shown as below:
The Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch Lite simultaneously processes traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss. It can provide total non-blocking throughput up to 70 Gbps for the 48-port model. Ubiquiti ES-48-Lite EdgeSwitch has 48 Gigabit RJ-45 ports, 2 SFP ports and 2 10G SFP+ ports. The price of it on Amazon is about $420. The datasheet of Ubiquiti ES-48-Lite EdgeSwitch is shown as below:
TP-Link T1700G-28TQ is designed to build a network that is highly accessible, scalable, and robust. It supports L2 and L2+ features. The switch is equipped with 24 10/100/100Mbps RJ-45 ports and 4 dedicated 10G SFP+ slots. The price of TP-Link T1700G-28TQ is about $400. The datasheet of TP-Link T1700G-28TQ is shown as below:
D-Link DGS-1510-28X is a 1U rackmount switch that can be either mounted using ears or used in desktop mode. The front of the switch has the majority of the unit’s functionality present. It has 24 1GbE ports and 4 10G SFP+ ports. The price of D-Link DGS-1510-28X is about $520 on Amazon. The datasheet of it is shown as below:
D-Link DGS-1510-20 has 16 1G ports, 2 SFP ports and 2 10G SFP+ ports. It can provide a reliable, scalable, and modular interconnection between core switch and edge switch with rich capabilities and simplified flexibility. The price of D-Link DGS-1510-20 is about $319 on Amazon. The datasheet of D-Link DGS-1510-20is shown as below:
10Gb switch is still popular with small data center managers. I hope this article can help you choose a cost-effective 10Gb switch. FS.COM can provide quality components for fiber optic cabling, such as SFP transceiver, fiber optic cable, cable management accessory and so on.