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Netgear ProSAFE XS712T L2+ 10GbE Switch Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Network Switches in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Dec 11, 2013 7:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Netgear

Netgear ProSAFE XS712T




Here we get our first look at the Netgear ProSAFE XS712T. There are twelve 10GBase-T RJ45 ports and two SFP+ ports shared with two RJ45 ports.




Status LEDs indicate power or fan failure. Just below, we found recessed reset and factory default buttons.




LED activity indicators show network status at the port.




Ports are configured in three clusters of four.




Two SFP+ ports work with Netgear 10GbE optics. We tested the unit with Intel optics from a X520-SR2 and they worked.




Two cooling fans on the side of the unit blow fresh air across the internals. With this configuration you don't have to worry about front to back or reverse air flow in the rack.




Air comes out on the other side through a perforated panel.




On the back we found a power connector and slot for a Kensington lock.




The printed MAC address was found on the label next to the power port.

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