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Cat8 Ethernet Cables [10ft - 2 pack] - $12.39 Ends today

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[Amazon.ca] Cat8 Ethernet Cables [10ft - 2 pack] - $12.39 Ends today

Roughly $6 per 10ft cable, well reviewed. Deal expires at roughly 7pm EST

I bought their multi-coloured pack a few months back and have had no issues. Although I have no way of testing for full 40gbps I can say my 1.5Gbps internet runs at full speed over 2.5Gbps ports
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Remind me in 5-10 years when this becomes the standard. Until then, I will realistically stick with my CAT6/a
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Oct 23, 2017
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Cat8 on 26AWG? I’m no data guy but have doubts.
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soupmaster666 wrote:
For Cat 6 (that is, not Cat 6A) which can handle Gigabit and should also handle 2.5Gbit/10Gbit if the cable length is at or below 10 meters (30 feet), you can get a 5 pack of 10-foot cables for $16: https://www.primecables.ca/p-353105-at- ... #sku398174
Cat6 is good for 10Gb for up to 180ft. Cat6A is up to 330ft. You might be confusing it with Cat5e which has been proven to be able to support 10Gb on short runs (ie within the same room).
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soupmaster666 wrote: These S/FTP cables are super stiff, and they need a lot of space around the devices they are connected to for the plug and cable.

A Cat 6A cable of a reasonable length will almost always negotiate to 2.5Gbps or 5Gbps anyway, so "Cat 8" really is overkill for almost everyone in terms of its capabilities.


But, OP's deal is absolutely a good deal price wise. For other comparable deals, PrimeCables has all Categories of network cable cheap (available in individual counts too!)

https://www.primecables.ca/c-1031-cat66 ... rnet-cable

For Cat 6 (that is, not Cat 6A) which can handle Gigabit and should also handle 2.5Gbit/10Gbit if the cable length is at or below 10 meters (30 feet), you can get a 5 pack of 10-foot cables for $16: https://www.primecables.ca/p-353105-at- ... #sku398174

For Cat 6A but slim (28AWG is now in the specification), 10ft is $6.29 so not far off from OP's price: https://www.primecables.ca/p-387212-cab ... #sku405203

Cat 6 is rated for 10Gbps 180ft. 6a are rated for 10Gbps up to 330ft.
https://www.infinitecables.com/ is my go to for custom lengths of cables and for terminated cables too, very very cheap.
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Using standard cca cat6, 52 ft run and it handle 10gbps just fine between my desktop and server room.

Instead of using these expensive cables, I would drop fiber from end to end of a house instead or a conduit and be done with it for the next 20-30+ years.
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MagicSnail wrote: Remind me in 5-10 years when this becomes the standard. Until then, I will realistically stick with my CAT6/a
Yup, exactly. I wired my home with cat 5e many years ago, and I've yet to find a reason to upgrade.
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I like how not a single review mentions if it reaches 40 Gbps (the maximum speed of Cat 8 network cables)...most likely a Cat 6 cable in sheeps clothing, nobody has any equipment to actually test it at full speed.

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