First time 10gbe network QNAP QSW-1208-8C 12-Port 10GbE Switch

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Re: First time 10gbe network QNAP QSW-1208-8C 12-Port 10GbE Switch

Post by Bob Zelin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:29 pm

You returned your QNAP ? Very sad. The TVS-672XT is great (not as great as the TVS-872XT). It's perfect for professional video editing.
Forget thunderbolt.
You put your QNAP QNA-T310G1T thunderbolt 3 to 10G adaptors into yoru iMac's. You assign STATIC IP addresses to these adaptors, thru System Preferences> NEtwork on the Mac (the Macs must be running
macOS 10.13.6 or greater to see these adaptors - no 10.11 or 10.12).
You plug in your Cat 6 cables from these adaptors into the unmanaged QSW-1208-8C switch from QNAP. (IT's unmanaged - no need to try to set anything - you cant).
Then you assign a STATIC IP address to your 10G port on your QNAP TVS-672XT 10G port, and plug that into the QNAP switch.
Let's say you assigned the QNAP 10G port to 192.168.2.3
on your Macs, you click on GO> Connect To Server, and BANG - you are connected. No instability, with 800 MB/sec READ access from your iMAc to your QNAP. Works perfectly.
Nothing is experimental, if you know how to do the setup. Just like editing - Just because you purchase Adobe Premiere, or even download the free version of Davinci Resolve, does not mean that you have any idea of how to edit !

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Re: First time 10gbe network QNAP QSW-1208-8C 12-Port 10GbE Switch

Post by gunnerxl » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:55 am

Hi guys. Just got setup on the 6x 2tb nvme's using the quad QM2 extension card!

Testing using my TB3 certified cable between my laptop and NAS thunderbolt port and windows network General tab is saying speed connected is only 20gbs not 40gbs which unexpected. Is this normal? :?: anybody can confirm this is the speed windows is supposed to show?

On a positive note I turned off wifi on my laptop and bridged my router to NAS Ethernet connection with the thunderbolt connection turning on NAT and that's easily provided my laptop with internet access, faster than wifi.

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Re: First time 10gbe network QNAP QSW-1208-8C 12-Port 10GbE Switch

Post by Bob Zelin » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 am

40 Gb/sec is 5000 MB/sec. Hardware in 2019 cannot perform at those speeds (perhaps in a Mellanox test laboratory).
Red 8K full frame requires 163 MB/sec. Go to work, and stop with the science experiments.

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Re: First time 10gbe network QNAP QSW-1208-8C 12-Port 10GbE Switch

Post by gunnerxl » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 am

Hi Bob, you're a legend! Nah just wanna ensure I've got TB 3 drivers set up right on my windows 10 laptop, cause the connection speed the network status is saying is 20gbps, is that normal as I assumed it should it say 40gbps? The qnap material is a little confusing as it says stuff 'Next-generation Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers bi-directional 20Gbps speed. Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps'? So maybe windows is right giving a speed rating of 20gbps?

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