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Buffalo Releases 802.3bz Business Switches

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Julio Urquidi, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    Both models in Buffalo’s BS-MP20 series of desktop network switches will support 2.5GBASE-T, 5GBASE-T and 10GBASE-T, allowing small businesses to transition to the faster 10 gigabit standard over time.

    By using the former two intermediate speeds, Cat 5e cabling will not have to be replaced, letting businesses benefit from the throughput that comes along with 2.5 GbE and 5 GbE networking. The new switches in the line-up are designed to detect and run full duplex speeds based on the connected devices.

    The new BS-MP20 series switches are available now - the 8-port BS-MP2008 will cost $649.99 MSRP, while the 12-port BS-MP2012 will cost $979.99 MSRP.
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  3. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede Regular Contributor

    Dec 5, 2014
    Nice, but still way too expensive for the amount of ports you get.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
  4. RussellInCincinnati

    RussellInCincinnati Senior Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    TheLostSwede, please point us to all the 10-gigabit switches you know about that cost signficantly less than $75-$85 dollars per port.

    More specifically, why are you not happy that there is now an 8-port switch that is much for flexible in terms of intermediate 2.5 and 5 gigabit Ethernet speeds than any other low-end switch? And at $650 dollars LIST PRICE costs a lot less than my 8-port 10-gigabit Netgear XS708 switch (with no 2.5 and 5 gigabit capability on cat 5e) that is on NewEgg for example at $770 dollars?

    Give us some data to explain how this announcement is "way too expensive" compared to any other real actual product.
  5. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    The cost per port is still a little bit high - in line with 10Gbe, but not with N-Base-T.

    Exchange rates are somewhat of a factor - Buffalo is a Japanese company, in JPY, it is more cost competitive in their home market.

    What I can say is that Buffalo/Melco - they're very high quality in my experience...
  6. m_a_c_e

    m_a_c_e New Around Here

    Sep 12, 2016
    With 802.3bz I would expect that 2.5/5Gbps switches would be only a small premium over current 1Gbps switches. Certainly not the stratospheric level prices of 10Gbps. WIth 1Gbps the standard port on motherboards for over 10 years, I would have expected a flood of 802.3bz offerings by now - especially with wireless routers now offering >1Gbps speeds.
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