Comparison of FS.COM S3900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Gigabit Ethernet switch is an essential part of communication systems. It is widely used as the access layer switch, which facilitates the connection of end node devices to the network. The Gigabit Ethernet switches on the market mainly differ in port and function. Then which to choose from so many options of Gigabit switches on the market? FS newly launched the S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switch. It is designed with an advanced feature set that brings high availability, comprehensive security, robust multicast control, and advance QoS to the network edge, while maintaining simple management. Let’s know more about the S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switch.

FS.COM S3900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch Introduction

FS.COM S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switch is advanced layer 2 plus (layer 3 Lite) Gigabit managed stackable switch with 10G uplinks, which can satisfy the demand for the future network upgrade. The S3900 series switches are the ideal Gigabit access and aggregation switch for SMB, enterprise, and campus networks. The S3900 series of switches are equipped with 24/48 ports, copper/SFP ports. All of S3900 series switches are managed stackable switches. The most distinctive characters of the S3900 series switch are listed below.

Performance and Scalability

FS.COM S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switch has the switching capacity up to 128Gbps/176Gbps. It delivers wire-speed switching performance on all Gigabit ports and takes full advantage of existing high-performance Gigabit CPEs, PCs, 11n/ac Wi-Fi applications, etc. Besides, it significantly improves the responsiveness of applications and shortens file transfer time. Moreover, the 4 built-in 10G SFP+ ports provide uplink flexibility, and create 10 Gbps high-speed uplinks to 10 GbE switch or device through the connection of 10G SFP+ transceivers or 10G SFP+ DACs, thus reduce bottlenecks and increase the performance of the access network. Except for the 10G uplinks, S3900 stackable switches also have the potentiality of adding extra available ports in the future. Besides, the stackable switches which are stacked together can be managed as an entity, thus save the time and energy when you manage the stackable switches.

Reliability and Energy Efficiency

The design of the S3900 series incorporates high energy efficiency which can greatly expand your network capacity with much less power. The fanless design of S3900-24T4S ensures noiseless operation without disturbing your family or your staff and increases the reliability of the system. The S3900 series switch is an eco-friendly solution for your family and business network.

Robust Multicast Control

The S3900 switch is equipped with IGMP snooping technique which prevents the flooding of multicast traffic. The multicast traffic is forwarded to only those ports associated with an IP multicast receiver. Thus the technique reduces unnecessary load on host devices.

Superior Management

With industry-standard command-line interface (CLI) program, which is accessed through the console port or telnet, the S3900 series Gigabit switch provides superior management user experience. Besides, user-friendly web interface helps users to quickly and simply configure switches.

Continuous Availability

FS.COM S3900 series switch contains STP protocols. IEEE 802.1w rapid spanning tree protocol provides a loop-free network and redundant links. IEEE 802.1s multiple spanning tree protocol runs STP per VLAN base, providing layer 2 load sharing on redundant links up to 64 instances. The STP protocols prevent bridge loops and the broadcast radiation and also allow a network design to include backup links to provide fault tolerance if an active link fails.

Comparison of FS.COM S3900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The following chart shows the details of the three types S3900 Gigabit Ethernet switch. You can choose from them according to your actual needs.

Switch Type
S3900-24T4S
S3900-24F4S
S3900-48T4S
Ports
24 10/100/1000BASE-T, 4 SFP+ uplinks
24 SFP with 4 combo SFP, 4 SFP+ uplinks
48 10/100/1000BASE-T, 4 SFP+ uplinks
Switch Class
Layer 2+ (Layer 3 Lite)
Layer 2+ (Layer 3 Lite)
Layer 2+ (Layer 3 Lite)
MAC Address Table
16K
16K
16K
Jumbo Frames
9KB
9KB
9KB
Flash Memory
64MB
64MB
64MB
Stacking
Yes
Yes
Yes
Switch Chip
BCM56150
BCM56151
BCM56150
Switching Capacity
128Gbps
128Gbps
176Gbps
Forwarding Rate
95Mpps
95Mpps
130Mpps
Input Power
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Max Power Consumption
21W
43W
45W
With Fan or Fanless
Fanless
With Fan
With Fan
Price
US$ 279
US$ 399
US$ 409

Which to Choose Among S3900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch?

When it comes to choosing from FS.COM S3900 Gigabit Ethernet switch, you need to consider the number and type of ports you need and whether the switch is fanless or with fans.

What are the Port Type and Port Number You Need?

FS.COM S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switches offer three different port combination options. You can choose from them according to your network demands.

If you need 24 port Gigabit switch, both S3900-24T4S switch with 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports and S3900-24F4S switch with 24 SFP ports are within the scope of consideration. Then which to choose between S3900-24T4S switch and S3900-24F4S switch? It depends on your need. If cost, backward compatibility with legacy copper cabling networks, power consumption are important for you, S3900-24T4S switch with 24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports is the better choice. If you prefer lower latency and switches with combo SFP ports then you could consider S3900-24F4S switch with 24 SFP ports which contain 4 combo ports. To make it clear, a combo port is both a copper port and an SFP port sharing the same switching fabric and ID but connect to different transmission media. The two ports can’t be at the same time. When either of the two ports is enabled, the other port is automatically disabled. It gives users the options and flexibility to configure their switch for their unique application requirements.

Besides, the S3900-24T4S switch with copper ports is connected with Ethernet cables with the transmission distance of no more than 100m. While the S3900-24F4S switch with SFP ports is connected with SFP fiber optic transceiver modules & fiber patch cables with the transmission distance of 550m to 150km. So, S3900-24F4S switch is more suitable for long distance transmission, while S3900-24T4S switch is more suitable for short distance transmission.

If the network devices you are going to connect are of large amount, and you have a relatively big network, then you need to choose a switch with more than 24 ports. The S3900-48T4S switch with 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports can satisfy your demand. It has the switching capacity of 176Gbps, which is the largest among the S3900 series switches.

Fanless Switch or Switch With Fan?

If you are planning to use the switch in quiet space, like offices, home, shops, libraries, hospitals or clinics where noise can be an issue, FS.COM S3900-24T4S fanless switch is recommended. Fanless switches are equipped with a passive cooling system, which has the advantage of energy efficiency and lower financial cost. The switches with fans are mostly deployed in data centers which have separate data center rooms. While fanless switches are more suitable for small business, people working at home, and places where silence is needed.

FS.COM S3900-24T4S fanless Gigabit Ethernet switch

Figure 1: FS.COM S3900-24T4S fanless Gigabit Ethernet switch

Summary

FS.COM S3900 Series Gigabit Ethernet switch has high availability, comprehensive security, robust multicast control, and advanced QoS. The article extensively discussed why you choose the S3900 series and how to choose the most suited switch for your network among the S3900 series. If you want to purchase FS.COM S3900 series Gigabit Ethernet switches or other network switch such as 10GbE switch, 40GbE switch and 100GbE switch, please contact us at sales@fs.com.

FS Fanless Switch – Energy-saving Ethernet Access Switch

As we all know, network switches are always a little bit noisy. Many people are bewildered by this problem. In fact, the noise mainly comes from the multiple fans that operate from within the network switch, in order to cool the various components of the switch from within. Considering the certain situation when some SMB might prefer having a fanless network switch, FS now has introduced a brand new Ethernet access switch: this fanless switch is designed to meet the silent and cost-effective requirement for SMB customers. Let’s take a closer look at this energy-saving S2800-24T4F fanless switch.

fanless switch ethernet access switch

What Is Fanless Switch?

In some scenarios, operating fans within the network switches is inevitable. It is the reason that the switches emanate so much heat, especially when multiple network switches are locked up into a rack along with many other active devices. At this time, fans play a important role to help cool various components within the network switch. However, the constant noise coming from the fans within the switch might be disturbing to everyone around the switch. In such situation, people might prefer to the fanless switches. Apart from being quiet, these switches are more reliable and utilize less power than their fan-cooled counterparts. Fanless design might be purposefully incorporated into the switches to increase their reliability. These switches are come with solid-state cooling apparatus instead of fans that help cool the various parts inside the switch and hence provide a higher degree of reliability.

FS Fanless Switch: Energy-saving Ethernet Access Switch

FS S2800-24T4F is a kind of fanless and energy-saving Ethernet access switch, which is designed to meet the demand of cost-effective Gigabit access or aggregation for enterprise networks. For the advantage of silent and cost-saving design, it is perfect to use in SMBs, labs, schools and Internet cafes. In addition, it offers flexible port combination form to facilitate user operations as the result of the equipped 24×100/1000Base-T ports and 4x1GE Combo SFP ports. So you can directly connect to a high-performance storage server or deploy a long-distance uplink to another switch. Moreover, S2800-24T4F supports multiple configuration modes to make it easy for network management and maintenance. Also, high performance processor is adopted to provide full speed forwarding and line-dormant capacity to offer customs multitudinous service features.

s2800-24t4f-switch

Highlights & Benefits

  • Layer 2 Full Wire Speed Gigabit Forwarding Capability.

FS S2800-24T4F has up to 48Gbps backplane bandwidth and 42Mpps packet forwarding rate. And its performance will be not impacted by ACL / binding / attack protection and other functions.

  • Function Optimization for WEB Configuration of Internet Bar.

Customers can configure the port automatically or manually, and secure their network through using its IP+VLAN+MAC+Port binding functions.

  • Perfect Management and Maintenance.

The Web management interface of S2800-24T4F has been optimized for enterprise users, supporting SNMP, Telnet, and cluster. Looback port loopback detection and LLDP neighbor detection functionalities have also been provided.

Supported Optical Transceivers for S2800-24T4F Fanless Switch

As being mentioned, the FS S2800-24T4F has 24 24×100/1000Base-T ports to achieve network connectivity. For these ports, you can use 100BASE SFP, 1000BASE SFP, BIDI SFP, CWDM SFP, DWDM SFP optical transceiver or 1000BASE-T SFP copper RJ-45 transceiver to achieve the link. FS provides many high-quality compatible SFP modules for S2800-24T4F fanless switch.

The main compatible SFP optical modules are listed in the chart below:

FS.COM P/N Part ID Type Wavelength Operating Distance Interface DOM Support
SFP-FB-GE-T 37767 100BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 No
37769 10/100BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 No
SFP-GB-GE-T 20036 10/100/1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
20057 1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
CWDM-SFP1G-ZX 23807 1000BASE-CWDM 1270 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47123 1000BASE-CWDM 1290 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47124 1000BASE-CWDM 1310 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47125 1000BASE-CWDM 1330 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47126 1000BASE-CWDM 1350 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47127 1000BASE-CWDM 1370 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47128 1000BASE-CWDM 1390 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47129 1000BASE-CWDM 1410 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47130 1000BASE-CWDM 1430 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47131 1000BASE-CWDM 1450 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47132 1000BASE-CWDM 1470 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47133 1000BASE-CWDM 1490 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47134 1000BASE-CWDM 1510 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47135 1000BASE-CWDM 1530 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47136 1000BASE-CWDM 1550 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47137 1000BASE-CWDM 1570 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47138 1000BASE-CWDM 1590 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47139 1000BASE-CWDM 1610 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
Conclusion

Ethernet access switch has become an integral part of networking because of the speed and efficiency with which they handle data traffic. At FS, we know very well how much our small and medium-sized clients need a reliable and affordable Ethernet switches. So we come with this S2800-24T4F fanless switch for you, which is assured with high-quality and a one-year limited warranty, including any quality problems during the free maintenance. Besides, all of FS.COM’s transceivers are tested for 100% functionality and guaranteed compatible for outstanding network performance. So does the above SFP transceivers, they are completely applicable to this S2800-24T4F switch. Compared to the other vendors’ optical modules, they are much cheaper. For more details, please visit www.fs.com.