NAS with SFP+ port

NAS with SFP+ port

I have a Netgear Nighthawk X10 r9000 wireless router that has an SFP+ port on the back for connecting a NAS. It also has Link Aggregation connectivity. Can you recommend a 4 bay NAS that would take advantage of the SFP+ port? Or would connecting via Link Aggregation be just as fast? Considering these units – synology ds918+ or qnap ts-453be


DS918+ could be connected via link aggregated 1GbE ports giving 2Gbit speed.

TS-453Be can be upgraded with 10GbE SFP+ or RJ45 type of connection LAN card.  This would give 10GbE bandwidth and speed would depend on the media inside the NAS.

NAS with SFP+ port is very often a slow NAS, made for fast backups only. You will ned to look for a SFP+ card or get a 10Gbase ethernet connected NAS and an adapter from SFP+ to RJ45. I have added links to those adapter bellow.

In order to get the best speed out of 10G you will need a decent CPU. Qnap 53B with Celeron would be a good starting point.

Here are the SFP+ cards:



Find them in UK and USA 


Conect SFP+ to RJ45 10GBase-T – Netgear Nighthawk X10

10gb-t to 10g sfp+ converter



If you like this service, please consider supporting us.
We use affiliate links on the blog allowing NAScompares information and advice service to be free of charge to you. Anything you purchase on the day you click on our links will generate a small commission which is used to run the website. Here is a link for Amazon and B&H. You can also get me a ☕ Ko-fi or old school Paypal. Thanks! To find out more about how to support this advice service check HERE   If you need to fix or configure a NAS, check Fiver   Have you thought about helping others with your knowledge? Find Instructions Here  


Or support us by using our affiliate links on Amazon UK and Amazon US

locked content ko-fi subscribe

DISCUSS with others your opinion about this subject.
ASK questions to NAS community
SHARE more details what you have found on this subject
CONTRIBUTE with your own article or review. Click HERE
IMPROVE this niche ecosystem, let us know what to change/fix on this site
EARN KO-FI Share your knowledge with others and get paid for it! Click HERE