This post is about how I setup my home office with multiple computers so they all have fast access to large amounts of video files but without the need for an expensive 10GbE Network.
The prices of 10GbE network switches is coming down. Still the cables and all the adapters are going to add up to the point where you might wonder if it is worth the hassle and cost if you only need to connect 2 or 3 computers to your NAS like I did.
My setup is:
➡ QNAP TVS-872XT 8-Bay NAS Enclosure
Amazon Canada https://amzn.to/3ao7Sqj
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/3da2dWm
Amazon Germany https://amzn.to/3dYUqd7
Amazon France https://amzn.to/3dW5c46
➡ Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives
Amazon Canada https://amzn.to/3wJKxIW
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/3uIzLAU
Amazon Germany https://amzn.to/3daurQM
Amazon France https://amzn.to/3mFDWKW
➡ USB 3.0 to 5GbE Adapter
Amazon Canada https://amzn.to/3uYC2Z5
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/3a6w9AM
Amazon Germany https://amzn.to/3mOZaX2
Amazon France https://amzn.to/3g4iFJA
➡ Thunderbolt 3 to 10 Gb/s Adapter
Amazon Canada https://amzn.to/3tdavSV
Amazon UK https://amzn.to/3mHnWbj
Amazon Germany https://amzn.to/3tfltHN
Amazon France https://amzn.to/3g9ofKO
If you do want to setup a small 10GbE network in your house then there is now a small, quiet and affordable switch. I listed below also the cables you will need to connect using this switch and the network adapter.
➡ Affordable 10GbE Network Switch https://amzn.to/3g5j0fb
➡ Affordable 10GbE PCI-E Card https://amzn.to/326SpGf
➡ 10G SFP+ DAC Cables (Various Lengths) https://amzn.to/3g5dE3v
➡ 10Gb 50/125 Multimode Fiber Optic LC/LC Cables https://amzn.to/3tcBI8w
➡ 10Gtrk SFP+ 10Gb MMF Optic https://amzn.to/3texvkF
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