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    LAN cable recommendations wanted

    I'm ordering a TS-879 Pro NAS tomorrow, with 4 * 4 Tbyte disks and am wondering what LAN cable I should buy to link it to my router.

    That may sound like a slightly (or very) silly question, with the obvious answer "any old cable will be fine". But as with anything there is a range of quality, depending largely on price presumably, and I'd be interested in recommendations for maybe better quality ones which would be more reliable and support higher data rates.
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    Any one will do.
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      LAN cable recommendations wanted

      You'll prolly need two for aggregation or failover, my humble TS-412 has that...

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        How much is that little lot costing you?
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          Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
          I'm ordering a TS-879 Pro NAS tomorrow, with 4 * 4 Tbyte disks and am wondering what LAN cable I should buy to link it to my router.

          That may sound like a slightly (or very) silly question, with the obvious answer "any old cable will be fine". But as with anything there is a range of quality, depending largely on price presumably, and I'd be interested in recommendations for maybe better quality ones which would be more reliable and support higher data rates.
          Anything should work as it's not going to be a long cable run or have lot of other cables bundled together with it, but if you are really concerned about it go for Cat6 or Cat6a cables.
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            Make sure it's a cat-6 cable to ensure you have gigabit connectivity over LAN.

            Also best to buy them online from Amazon or something as they are much cheaper than the high-street.

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              Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
              I'm ordering a TS-879 Pro NAS tomorrow, with 4 * 4 Tbyte disks and am wondering what LAN cable I should buy to link it to my router.

              That may sound like a slightly (or very) silly question, with the obvious answer "any old cable will be fine". But as with anything there is a range of quality, depending largely on price presumably, and I'd be interested in recommendations for maybe better quality ones which would be more reliable and support higher data rates.
              If you are into your hi-fi then Amazon.com: Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable: Electronics do the best ones by far.

              If you aren't concerned about your 1s and 0s, then just get some boggo cat5e/6 to cover you for 10GE upto 55m

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                #8
                You don't necessarily need cat6 for gigabit unless you have a really noisy (in electrical terms) environment, cat5e can have tighter bend radius, is cheaper and can still handle gigabit ethernet.

                I would avoid all the usual suspects for cabling as they are very expensive, ridiculous that PCWorld/Staples/etc sell Belkin patch leads at £20! Look for an online network supplier as cost should be around 50p for a cat5e 1m one. Cat6 is only about 80p for a 1m one so not going to break the bank if you wanted to play it safe.

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                  #9
                  I run 2 very short CAT5 cables from my QNAP to my gigabit switch which connects to my router.
                  My router only handles the ADSL and WiFi, all my LAN connections go via a switch.

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                    Originally posted by convict View Post
                    If you are into your hi-fi then Amazon.com: Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable: Electronics do the best ones by far.

                    If you aren't concerned about your 1s and 0s, then just get some boggo cat5e/6 to cover you for 10GE upto 55m
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