Knowledge of SFP-10G-SR Price and Compatibility

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SFP-10G-SR is a Cisco multimode 10G transceiver. It supports up to 400m link length when uses 4700Mhz KM OM4 multimode fiber (MMF ). Usually, it was used in a switch SFP slot and support on a wide range of Cisco switches and routers. In the market, the SFP-10G-SR price is various, from $ 10 to $ 800. Which one should I choose? Knowledge of SFP-10G-SR price and compatibility will be provided in this blog.

Cisco SFP-10G-SR Introduction

The SFP-10G-SR is a Cisco 10G SFP+ transceiver module. It supports bi-directional, serial-optical data transfers across fiber optic networks. It is equipped with two connectors: a SFP+ male edge connector that plugs into the switch’s SFP+ port, and a duplex LC female connector for the fiber optic patch cable. Since it is hot-pluggable compliant, the Cisco SFP-10G-SR transceiver can be plugged directly into any Cisco SFP+ based transceiver port, without the need to power down the host network system. This capability makes moves, adds, and changes quick and painless.

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Knowledge of SFP-10G-SR Compatibility

When you buy SFP-10G-SR transceivers for your switch, you are told to buy “brand” SFP-10G-SR from your network equipment manufacturer in order to keep your system running properly and safely. The “brand” SFP-10G-SR compatibility may never have any issues and the price is therefore very high, usually several hundred dollars. But since the transceivers are all manufactured based on MSA (Multi-source Agreement), which strictly define the operating characteristics of optical transceivers so that system vendors may implement ports in their devices that allow MSA compliant transceivers produced by name brand, as well a third party vendors, to function properly. Transceivers that manufactured by third party vendors usually called compatible transceivers, such as compatible Cisco SFP-10G-SR transceivers. Usually, these compatible transceivers are tested on the corresponding switch before selling, therefore, the compatibility can also be ensured. Cisco SFP-10G-SR matrix can be found here.

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SFP-10G-SR Price Comparison

Since equipment SFP-10G-SR vendors all rely on MSAs when designing their transceivers, every supplier can produce the transceiver modules with the same functions. For this reason, there are many module suppliers from which customers can choose freely. As we all know, freedom of choice is the foundation of the efficient operation of markets. In order to gain a bigger share of the market, those vendors may act as efficiently as possible, which may drive down costs and offer cheaper transceivers to customers. Following table gives a SFP-10G-SR price comparison based on several popular transceivers vendors for your reference.

Vendor Brand MODEL/MFG. PART SFP-10G-SR Price
CDW Cisco SFP-10G-SR $691.99
Router-Switch Cisco SFP-10G-SR $262.00
FluxLight FluxLight SFP-10G-SR $54.00
10Gtek 10Gtek SFP-10G-SR $18.88
 Fiberstore Fiberstore SFP-10G-SR $16.00

Conclusion

From the table above, we can see that the SFP-10G-SR price of the Fiberstore is the cheapest. We offer the exact same SFP-10G-SR transceiver as Cisco, but at a much lower price! Just compare the cost of buying a brand name Cisco SFP-10G-SR from one of our competitors to the price of purchasing the same transceiver from Fiberstore, or another third-party supplier. Besides, all optical transceivers from Fiberstore are tested in our test assured program before selling, so the 100% compatibility can be ensured. When you purchase a SFP-10G-SR transceiver from Fiberstore you’ll not only get the best price but also get the best quality and compatibility.

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