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Netgear ProSAFE XS708E 10 Gigabit Switch Review - Netgear ProSAFE XS708E

Netgear ProSAFE XS708E 10 Gigabit Switch Review
Today Chris takes a close look at the new Netgear ProSAFE XS708E. It's a fast 10 Gigabit switch which you could consider if upgrading your network.
By: | Network Switches in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 11, 2014 2:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Netgear

Netgear ProSAFE XS708E


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Here we get our first look at the Netgear ProSAFE XS708E. There are eight 10GBase-T RJ45 ports and one SFP+ port shared with last RJ45 port.


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Status LEDs indicate power and, in the event of a failure, the fan status. Just below, we found a recessed factory default button.


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The port configuration is straightforward. There are eight RJ45 ports, with the last being shared with an SFP+ port. You can run an SFP+ to an optical fiber adapter or a Twinax cable. We tested an Intel SFP+ optical from an Intel X520-SR2 and it worked as expected.


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The back of the switch has a Kensington lock adapter, the power plug connector, and a sticker that shows the serial and MAC address numbers.


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Air flows from the left side of the case and exhausts on the right side.


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