Dual port 10GbE + 8 port 2.5GbE switch QSW-M2108R-2C

Qnap have released their new Dual-port 10GbE + 8 port 2.5GbE switch QSW-M2108R-2C. Why this is a big deal? This will be an affordable solution for those who want to move into 10GbE world. Only two 10GbE ports (sfp+ or rj45 in any combination) can be used at the same time. But this is enough to connect a NAS and your Computer. No need to configure IP and mess around the settings to make a 10GbE NAS work point to point.

It has a Switching Capacity (Switching fabric) 80Gbps. Way enough to handle traffic through all ports. It is also a managed switch which allows you to do port trunking (link aggregation). So if you have a dual LAN NAS you can combine the 1GbE speeds or combine 2.5GbE speeds.

Or if you have a 10GbE NAS you can share this bandwidth across 8 slower LAN connections. No more fighting for local network bandwidth to your NAS.

 

 

 

Entry-level 10GbE and 2.5GbE Layer 2 Web Managed Half-Width Rackmount Switch for Small Businesses

The QSW-M2108R-2C is a Layer 2 Web Managed Switch with two 10GbE SFP+/RJ45 combo ports and eight 2.5 Gigabit ports. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M2108R-2C offers flexible deployment in hybrid high-speed network environments and provides an entry-level network management solution. With a half-width design, two QSW-M2108R-2C can be installed in a 1U rack space for space-saving. The QSW-M2108R-2C is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies, supporting up to five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M) to provide higher transmission speeds when using existing Cat 5e and 6a cables.

 

Half-width design, 2 models in 1U

With a half-width rackmount design, two QSW-M2108R-2C can be installed in a 1U rack space for efficient physical space utilization and tidy cabling.

Note: A rackmount kit is required if two QSW-M2108R-2C are installed

 

 

QSW-M2108R-2C

Management Type Web Managed
Number of Ports 10
10GbE SFP+/RJ45 Combo Ports 2
2.5GbE (RJ45) 8
Power Supply Description Internal Power Supply Unit
Max. Power Consumption 60W
Input Power Type AC
Input Voltage Range 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
MAC Address Table 16K
Total Non-Blocking Throughput 40Gbps
Switching Capacity 80Gbps
Management Interface Web
Console RJ45
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az complaint)
Fan PWM double ball bearing fan x 1
Supported Standards IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBase-T
IEEE 802.3an 10G BASE-T
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-SX/LX
IEEE 802.3ae 10G Fiber
IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.1w RSTP
IEEE 802.3ad LACP
IEEE 802.1AB LLDP
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
(IEEE 802.1p Class of Service)
Form Factor Desktop
LED Indicators Per Port: Speed/Link/Activity
Per System: Power/Status
Buttons Reset button
Dimensions (HxWxD) 43.3 x 207 x 199.5 mm
Weight (Net) 1.2 kg
Weight (Gross) 1.92 kg
Operating Temperature 0˚C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5~95% Non-condensing
Certifications CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI
Electromagnetic Compliance CLASS A
Jumbo Frames 9K
Warranty 2 Years

 

What is the difference?

qsw-m2108r-2c – rack mount model

qsw-m2108-2c – desktop model

qsw-m2108-2s – desktop SFP+ only model

 

SFP only model is missing on :

IEEE 802.3an 10G BASE-T

IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBase-T

 

 

Flexible deployment combo ports and 10GbE / NBASE-T

The QSW-M2108R-2C is compatible with 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M) using existing Cat 5e and Cat 6a cables. The SFP+/RJ45 (copper) combo ports provide higher transmission speeds with existing cables. Depending on cable type and lengths, different speeds can be achieved for faster, more efficient data transfer.

Note: If the distance between the switch and the device is less than 45 meters (148 feet), a Cat 6 cable can be used to achieve up to 10Gb/s.

 

 

 

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