Mission to get cheap 10 GbE in the home - Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM review
Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM - came out a few months ago.
This is by far the cheapest 24 port switch with a couple of SFP+ ports out there (new). I understand some folks have already reviewed it and it has some limitations (CPU bound problems) but for some of us who run a server or two in the home and want a fanless, low power 10 GbE switch without the bells and whistles of an L3 switch (and cost) this may be the ticket.
If you want me to test something let me know, right now this is more of a teaser.
And before some jump aboard with statements like who needs 10Gbe etc etc I have countless usecases and scenarios where (my) servers are network thru-put constrained.
Running cost so far:
1. Cheap ebay Mellanox ConnectX-2 cards ($20 each + shipping) - $60 inc. fiber
2. Switch above - $200