QNAP Systems introduced the QSW-2104 series of unmanaged switch models. The series is formed by the QSW-2104-2S and QSW-2104-2T network switches.
Both of them are six-port with two 10GbE ports and four 2.5GbE ports, and the difference is that the QSW-2104-2S has 10GbE ports routed to SFP + fiber-optic transceivers, and the QSW-2104-2T model – to connectors designed for copper twisted pair connection.
Note that in the first case, speeds of 10 Gb/s and 1 Gb/s are supported, and in the second – 10 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s and 100 Mb/s. The 2.5GbE ports in both cases are designed for twisted pair connections and support speeds of 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps, and 100 Mbps.
With no complex settings required, the QSW-2104 series supports auto-negotiation that optimizes transfer speeds and performance for each connected device. It also features network loop detection that automatically locks looped ports to ensure the network environment quickly resumes normal operations.
With plug-and-play support, near-silent, passively cooled design, IEEE 802.3az compliance, and automatic loop detection and blocking, the QSW-2104 series unmanaged switch is “the ideal choice for affordable high-speed networking environments in homes, and in the workplace” says the manufacturer.
Price and availability
- QNAP QSW-2104-2T has been priced at $147 and is now available to buy at the Bhphotovideo.com website.
- QNAP QSW-2104-2S has been priced at $129 and is also available to buy on the Bhphotovideo.com website.
Recently, QNAP has also brought various storage devices including the new TS-x73A series network storage devices based on AMD processors, NAS drives up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, two 2.5 Gbit/s Ethernet, PCIe 3.0; and a hybrid device QNAP QMiroPlus-201W with a WAN router, Wi-Fi hotspots, a wireless mesh network, and NAS. And QNAP TS-130 is an affordable NAS – the home network storage can also be used to stream media files.