Netgear Releases Two Unmanaged Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches

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$150 ... they are borderline insane. Should I mention that one can get a brand new 5-port 1gbit switch for just $10 ? No wonder multi-gbit adoption is so damn slow and most people simply don't care... with these prices for switches !
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Yawn, more 2.5 Gb crap.
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wavetrex:

$125 ... they are borderline insane. Should I mention that one can get a brand new 5-port 1gbit switch for just $10 ? No wonder multi-gbit adoption is so damn slow and most people simply don't care... with these prices for switches !
This is actually a pretty decent price. You are not wrong on the slow adoption but 2.5G is getting there.
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JamesSneed:

This is actually a pretty decent price.
No, it is not. Not even close to decent. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15916/at-last-a-25gbps-consumer-network-switch-qnap-releases-qsw11055t-5port-switch Look at the date of the article. This was the first consumer 2.5gbps switch ever, and it came out at $100, and it was very overpriced even at that level. 2.5 times the speed for 8 times the price vs 1gbps. More than two years later, $150 is "decent" ? Heck, one would expect these things to drop $50 less by now, not MORE.
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JamesSneed:

This is actually a pretty decent price. You are not wrong on the slow adoption but 2.5G is getting there.
When you can get a 10-port, 10Gbit rack mount switch for $50 more, these prices are insane....
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JamesSneed:

This is actually a pretty decent price. You are not wrong on the slow adoption but 2.5G is getting there.
2.5Gb adoption is slow because everyone knows the next jump up is 10Gb.
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GSDragoon:

2.5Gb adoption is slow because everyone knows the next jump up is 10Gb.
And it's better to spend $200 on a 10 port, 10Gbit switch now, than to spend $150 on a 5 port, 2.5Gbit switch that you'll have to replace later.
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GSDragoon:

Yawn, more 2.5 Gb crap.
Why crap? In my country they're starting to roll 3 and 10gbps connections, 3gbps will become the new standard over 1gbps. These will be necessary. What I don't understand is what makes all 2.5/10gbps equipment so expensive, does moving this much data require so much more processing power? I don't recall gigabit routers being this much more expensive than 100mbps ones for example, and I had to upgrade before gigabit was common as well.
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Wait, If those are to replace existing 1GB gear, then yes. If not, how the price difference can be justified?
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Does anyone in a home environment actually need more than a 1GB connection between devices though? I have two older Netgear 8-port switches in the house - one in computer room connecting all the computers, CCTV cameras, modem, routers, movie rack server etc... and another down in living room which all the AV gear (TV, cable box, Denon reciever, NVidia Shield etc) plug into. There is then a wired Ethernet from living room back to computer room to connect the two switches. This seems to be perfectly fast to do everything I need - including the most extreme need which is streaming 4K Bluray source from rack movie server to the Shield (40GB at least per movie) - I don't get any stuttering or buffering so 1GB connection is more than enough. Most people use much smaller wireless bandwidth to do the same. Also most devices are only 1GB max anyway so nothing would use the 2.5GB.
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If I am not mistaken the appeal of the 2.5gbit Ethernet is that it works perfectly fine with the existing cat5e installations. But as far I know 10gbit cards do also as far the cable lengths are not insane 😛 .On a lot lower speed most likely but I am almost sure will be over 2.5 gbit !
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sykozis:

And it's better to spend $200 on a 10 port, 10Gbit switch now.
Which 10Gbit switch are you referring to?
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sykozis:

And it's better to spend $200 on a 10 port, 10Gbit switch now, than to spend $150 on a 5 port, 2.5Gbit switch that you'll have to replace later.
Thats fair. Can you link the $200 10Gbit switch?
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wavetrex:

No, it is not. Not even close to decent. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15916/at-last-a-25gbps-consumer-network-switch-qnap-releases-qsw11055t-5port-switch Look at the date of the article. This was the first consumer 2.5gbps switch ever, and it came out at $100, and it was very overpriced even at that level. 2.5 times the speed for 8 times the price vs 1gbps. More than two years later, $150 is "decent" ? Heck, one would expect these things to drop $50 less by now, not MORE.
It sells for $140 here in the US: Amazon.com: QNAP QSW-1105-5T 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5GbE Switch Broadcom BCM53161 Chipset : Everything Else All I am saying is that price is inline with other 2.5gbit switches. Its a decent price in the market. The MS305 in this article is selling for cheaper: Amazon.com: NETGEAR 5-Port Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Network Switch (MS305) - with 5 x 1G/2.5G, Desktop or Wall Mount, and Limited 3 Year Protection : Electronics
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In-line with other overpriced products does not make one product's price "decent".
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sykozis:

When you can get a 10-port, 10Gbit rack mount switch for $50 more, these prices are insane....
Really? which one is that? I haven't seen anything even remotely close to that price
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Wake me up when it gets to 10 GB/s, until then, I got bigger dreams to dream and nightmares to vanquish
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sykozis:

When you can get a 10-port, 10Gbit rack mount switch for $50 more, these prices are insane....
10gbit SFP+, right? No full 10port 10gbit RJ45. Otherwise buy me one, I will send you the money. For 200 you can get the first switches ever which support 1 or 2 ports 10gbit and the remaining ones are 1gbit. At 270 Euro here in Germany the first 5port 10gbit switches start (5x 1/2.5/5/10 gbit RJ45 ports), 330 upwards for 8 ports, 500 upwards for 16 ports. You seem to have some wrong info.