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    I always enjoy reading your posts (or code).

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      Thank you! I’m glad to hear it :)

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      Note that the internet uplink remains untouched at 1 Gbit/s

      cries in suburban Texan

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        telecom germany wants 55€ for 250 Mbit/s (if its available at all), in another post they said they pay ~50€ for 1Gbit/s T_T

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          I have gigabit cable from vodafone in Germany. I def. get the downstream when I am using an ethernet cable. 500Mbit via Wifi is def. also the norm. Upstream is unfortunaltely only 50Mbit. All in all it costs me 50€/month. I think that is an okay price.

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            Friend of mine was happily switching to 300Mbit unitymedia and then got total outages over days when corona hit..

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              It works well for us because we live on the ground floor and there is some sort fo problem with the cable in the appartements above us. But due to certain people not being on speaking terms in our house for some reason, it is not going to be fixed. Therefore nobody else has cable internet and we don’t share the line. Sometimes human drama is to ones advantage.

              That being said, there is the occasional 6 hour outtage at night with vodafone cable too, but I guess that is unavoidable with residential internet.

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                I’ve got the 100 Mbit from t-com but without any outage. I really dislike any kind of glitches to my connection.

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            Here they offer 10 Gbit/s for ~40€ but I can’t really justify it. I’m happy with my cheap 200 Mbit.

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            Cheer up; in my part of London, UK, I can’t get more than 8Mb. “First world”, “Global capital”.

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            I wanted to do the same thing, but then I realized it isn’t worth it. My internet is slower than 1 Gbit/s, and the disks in my NAS are about 1 Gbit/s, so my bottleneck isn’t really Ethernet at the moment. Also, these 10 Gbit/s switches require way more power, which means a higher electricity bill.

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              Put a 1T NVMe SSD as L2ARC for your NAS and 10Gbps can have a meaningful difference. Especially for SMB which doesn’t seem to have any local caching supported in either macOS or Windows. Seek and play will be much faster than 1Gbps connection because the content will be cached better on NVMe and it can be comfortably served faster from NVMe cache.

              My current problem is pretty stupid. zbackup seems not work well with sshfs and it cannot remotely reach any meaningful speed when doing the backup, not even mention 10Gbps …

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                Which is true for 99% of lobsters, 10G is still an overkill unless you d bulk transfer daily or having access to a better uplink.

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                Those Mikrotik switches are great for the money. I run an AS using Mikrotik routers, and they are rock solid too.

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                  I personally have a couple of machines with Intel X520-DA2 cards which have SFP+ ports and have them running over fiber back to the switch. Other than the convenience of copper cabling, I prefer fiber for 10g links as it is generally cheaper, uses less power, and I have had bad experiences with 10Base-T transceivers dying.

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                    Thanks, enjoyed reading that. For those looking for a cheaper option, Mellanox is another option - second hand hardware can be found cheaply on eBay. Look for ConnectX-2 and ConnectX-3 cards, which support both 40Gbps InfiniBand and 10Gbps Ethernet.

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                      I can also recommend fs.com.

                      I was doing some work and while waiting for the official juniper branded QSFP modules (don’t ask, corp policy) they were very quick with turnaround for a whole bunch of esoteric hardware; and they were very personable to deal with.