According to market research, the demand for 100GbE switches has taken off in 2023. Enterprises, hyperscalers, and service providers worldwide continue to invest in higher-speed network infrastructure to support higher-speed servers and higher bandwidth demands of new applications such as Generative AI workloads.
With the prevailing 10GbE and 25GbE networks, explosive growth of big data transmission and high-density workloads is driving demands for ultra-high-speed 100GbE networks. The QSW-M7308R-4X 100GbE switch assists enterprises in deploying 100GbE networks in the existing network infrastructure with cost-effectiveness, resolving performance bottlenecks.
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The QSW-M7308R-4X offers 1200Gbps switching capacity at a budget-friendly price. Businesses can flexibly deploy medium-to-large scale high-speed network infrastructure using the QSW-M7308R-4X coupled with QNAP 25GbE/10GbE switches.
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Two half-width rackmount QSW-M7308R-4X can be installed in a 1U rack space, or with another half-width rackmount switch.
Ultra-high-speed 100GbE switches can connect to QNAP 25GbE NAS or NAS installing 100G network cards fulfilling high bandwidth demands for high-density I/O data transmission.
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The QSW-M7308R-4X has four 100GbE QSFP28 and eight 25GbE SFP28 fiber ports and offers a backbone switching capacity of 1200Gbps, guaranteeing the full potential of each port. The QSW-M7308R-4X can uplink to 100G servers and NAS in server rooms or connect to 25GbE switch QSW-M5216-1T.
With a half-width rackmount design, a QSW-M7308R-4X can be installed in a 1U rack space with another half-width rackmount switch (such as QSW-M7308R-4X and QSW-M3216R-8S8T) for efficient physical space utilization and tidy cabling.
The optional SP-EAR-QSW2FOR1-01 rackmount kit is required if two half-width rackmount switches are installed.
The QSW-M7308R-4X has four 100GbE QSFP28 and eight 25GbE SFP28 fiber ports for enabling hybrid high-speed networks. Its 25GbE SFP28 interfaces are backward compatible with 10GbE SFP+/1GbE SFP interfaces, and the 100GbE QSFP28 interface can be uplinked to 100GbE+ core switches, or connected to 100GbE+ servers/NAS directly.*
The 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces DO NOT support breakout cables.
Use QSFP28 DAC (Direct Attach Copper) or transceivers to connect to servers and switches with 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces, or NAS installing 100GbE network cards.
Use SFP28 DAC (Direct Attach Copper) or transceivers to connect to NAS, servers, and switches with 25GbE SFP28 fiber interfaces.
Connect a QSW-M7308R-4X to multiple NAS with 100GbE/25GbE network cards to offer 100GbE/25GbE connectivity. Up to 200GbE network transmission can be achieved connecting to a NAS with a QXG-100G2SF-CX6 installed.
Learn More: QNAP 100GbE network card (QXG-100G2SF-E810), QNAP dual-port 100GbE network card (QXG-100G2SF-CX6), QNAP 25GbE network card (QXG-100G2SF-E810), QNAP dual-port 25GbE network card (QXG-25G2SF-CX6), QNAP 100GbE QSFP28 1.5M DAC (CAB-DAC15M-Q28), QNAP 25GbE SFP28 3M DAC (CAB-DAC30M-SFP28), QNAP 25GbE SFP28 1.5M DAC (CAB-DAC30M-SFP28)
Connect multiple NAS with the QXG-100G2SF-CX6 or QXG-100G2SF-E810 installed to form a high-speed storage environment.
Connect two 100GbE ports on the QXG-100G2SF-CX6 to the QSW-M7308R-4X to achieve 200Gb total bandwidth for the NAS.
The QSW-M7308R-4X uses the QNAP Switch System (QSS), featuring an easy-to-use Web GUI with Layer 2 management and value-added functions to simplify network set up and management.
Learn More: QSS
Quickly learn how to set up the network using the introduction and step-by-step guide.
The QSW-M7308R-4X provides bandwidth and packet control functions (such as LACP, VLAN, QoS, and IGMP Snooping) to boost network performance through IP grouping and bandwidth management.
Link Aggregation combines multiple network connections to increase throughput and protect against connection failure.
Virtual Networks allows groups of devices from different networks to be combined into a single network.
QoS (Quality of Service) prioritizes bandwidth usage to optimize network resource allocation.
IGMP snooping assists in minimizing bandwidth loss and preventing network information leakage.
FEC helps overcome packet loss – a potentially common occurrence in fast, long-distance networks. With FEC the receiving side can detect and recover lost data to fix bit errors, thus ensuring reliable data transmission over “noisy” channels. Unlike common switches only supporting FEC, IEEE-802.3ap Auto-Negotiation is also supported for high compatibility in QSS.
The QSW-M7308R-4X has powerful security and system functions (including ACL, LLDP, RSTP and Flow Control) to help administrators enhance network reliability using access controls, troubleshooting, loop prevention and avoiding packet loss.
Filters packets based on rules to offer firewall-like security protection.
Allows devices to advertise device information to directly-connected peers/neighbors to simplify troubleshooting processes.
Ensures loop-free topology for Ethernet networks by blocking or forwarding traffic.
Balances traffic between a sender and a receiver to avoid network congestion.
With a compact metal body, the QSW-M7308R-4X provides stable and reliable operations while staying near-silent even when under full load. The front-panel LEDs also assist in viewing the current system status.
Manufacturer Warranty : 2 Years Manufacturer Warranty
|Number of Ports
|1 x 1GbE RJ45
|Power Supply Description
|Internal Power supply unit
|Max. Power Consumption
|Input Power Type
|Input Voltage Range
|MAC Address Table
|Total Non-Blocking Throughput
|PWM VAPO Bearing fan x 2
|IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-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 802.1p Class of Service
|Per Port: Speed/Link/Activity
Per System: Power/Status/Locater
|43.3 x 207 x 248.8 mm
|0˚C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
|CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI