Is it worth investing thousands of dollars in advanced end-to-end solutions to gain access to the ultimate new speed on your personal home network?
These days there seems to be a growing interest in the applicability of 10G technology, or 10 Gbps, in the home environment. Usually one who weighs in with this technology, which provides 10 times higher speed than that of 1G, Is in the construction or renovation stages of the house and is considering the possibility of upgrading the speed of the home network. This examination stems from two main reasons:
- As part of the construction (or renovation), the network cables that are sloped in the channels are usually of a type CAT6 או CAT7 And they can bear that speed.
- Especially in large organizations and as a means of connecting servers and networks, the use of 10G technology is increasing.
Except for the appropriate binding (the passive element of the network), in order to implement Network Operating at 10G speeds requires several active components (ie, those powered by electrical current).
The first and main one among them switch Switch, with at least 5 inputs, which supports such speed. The most attractive model of this type of switch is theProSAFE XS708E Of Netgear, which costs around $ 750 to $ 850. This switch has 8 inputs and is suitable for a 19-inch wide communication cabinet.
- A new WiFi standard for IoT devices has been approved
- The AC1900 routers receive a compatible wireless adapter
The price of the switch is just the beginning. The next step is to make sure that every computer in the house has a network card installed that also supports a speed of 10G. Here you can find a number of options such as theX540T1 Of Intel Corporation at a cost of about $ 210 orST10000SPEX Of StarTech, which costs around $ 270.
Another option is to purchase a motherboard that includes one or more network ports that support 10G speeds. For example, the board of ASROCK sample X99 WS-E / 10G Including two built-in 10G ports based on the 10G component of the company Intel.
This is a veteran tablet that was released a year and a half ago, which supports the processor Xeon E5 or on the i7 format LGA 2011. The cost of this board is about $ 700 and in the image to the left, under the blue cooling panel, you can see the two network ports that support 10G.
This is an integrated package that includes a standard motherboard (Z170) that supports the 6th generation of processors Intel (Skylake) and an expansion card to support 10G. The cost of this package is a little more convenient and can be obtained at a price of about $ 550.
In addition to this board, and as part of the Computex 2016 show, which took place about two months ago, ASUS introduced another motherboard very similar to that of ASROCK. This model - X99-E 10G WS - 2 includes built-in 10G ports that are also based on the company's component Intel. At this stage the price of this board that supports the processors has not yet been announced Xeon And I7 in LGA 2011 format only.
The third active component of the home network with which 10G is relevant is the "NAS. In this field you can find solutions of several specialized companies such as QNAP או Synology Which offer models that support the speed of 10G.
Assuming that the average home has four desktops, the minimum cost to jump from a 1G network to a 10G network is about $ 1,800. This cost takes into account 4 cards Network Of 10G and compatible switch. Those who decide to buy secondhand products or search for me Special Deals On Ebay andAliExpress Can reduce the difference even further. The price difference between a NAS that supports 1G and a NAS that supports 10G is about $ 450, an addition that will increase the difference based on official prices to about $ 2,250.
All the amounts that appear in this post are based on costs in the US and do not include taxes and import costs. If we also take these costs into account, the bottom line - this is a minimum difference of a few thousand shekels that can climb even beyond 10,000 shekels. Canceled, but anyone who wants to get fantastic speeds on their home network and live on the "edge" will not hesitate to pay this extra.
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