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Product Line: Extreme x460 Series
Product Type: X460-G2-48p-10GE4-Base-Unit
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Product Description

The 16704 Extreme features a maximum of 48 active 10/100/1000 ports, 6 10GbE ports, and 2 40GbE ports, supporting an aggregated switch bandwidth of 336 Gbps and a frame forwarding rate of 250 Mpps. It is designed for efficiency with a minimum power consumption of 84 W and a maximum of 327 W, alongside heat dissipation ranging from 287 BTU/hr to 1116 BTU/hr, accommodating various power supply configurations up to 1440 W for peak performance needs. With dimensions of 1 RU height, 17.4 inches width, and 19.2 inches depth, and operating conditions spanning 0°C to 50°C and up to 3000 meters altitude, this switch is engineered for reliability in diverse environments.

FAQs for the 16704

  • What is the maximum number of active 10/100/1000 ports available?
    The maximum number of active 10/100/1000 ports is 48.
  • How many 10GbE ports does this device support?
    This device supports up to 6 10GbE ports.
  • Can you specify the maximum active 40GbE ports on this switch?
    There are 2 maximum active 40GbE ports on this switch.
  • What is the aggregated switch bandwidth?
    The aggregated switch bandwidth is 336 Gbps.
  • What is the frame forwarding rate of the switch?
    The frame forwarding rate of the switch is 250 Mpps.
  • Could you provide the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch weighs 15.2 lb (6.9 kg), with dimensions of 1.73 inches (4.4 cm) in height, 17.4 inches (44.1 cm) in width, and 19.2 inches (48.8 cm) in depth.
  • What is the power consumption and heat dissipation range of this device?
    Power consumption ranges from 84 W to 327 W, and heat dissipation ranges from 287 BTU/hr to 1116 BTU/hr.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity specifications?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F), and the relative humidity range is 10% to 95% (non-condensing).
  • Can the switch operate effectively at high altitudes?
    Yes, the switch can operate at altitudes up to 3000 meters (9,850 feet).
  • What are the storage conditions for this networking device?
    Storage conditions include temperatures from -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F) and 10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing.

Product Review

The Extreme 16704 switch offers a substantial aggregated switch bandwidth of 336 Gbps and a frame forwarding rate of 250 Mpps, indicating high performance for data-intensive tasks. However, its maximum active ports are limited to 48 for 10/100/1000, 6 for 10GbE, and 2 for 40GbE, which may restrict connectivity options for larger network infrastructures. Additionally, the switch's power consumption ranges from a minimum of 84 W to a maximum of 327 W, with heat dissipation up to 1116 BTU/hr, posing potential challenges for energy efficiency and cooling in dense deployments.


The Extreme 16704 is a high-capacity networking switch designed to accommodate the growing demands of modern data centers and enterprise networks. It offers a comprehensive set of features tailored for flexibility, efficiency, and high performance in various networking environments. The hardware specifications of the Extreme 16704 include support for up to 48 10/100/1000 ports, enabling versatile connectivity options for a wide array of devices and network speeds. In addition, it supports up to 6 10GbE ports for high-speed networking requirements and 2 40GbE ports for ultra-high-speed connections, essential for backbone networking or high-speed storage and server links. This switch boasts an aggregated switch bandwidth of 336 Gbps, ensuring ample capacity for data-intensive applications and preventing bottlenecks in busy network environments. The frame forwarding rate of 250 Mpps (million packets per second) further underscores its capability to handle large volumes of network traffic efficiently. Weighing 15.2 lb (6.9 kg) and with dimensions of 1 RU / 1.73 inches in height, 17.4 inches in width, and 19.2 inches in depth, the Extreme 16704 is designed for easy integration into standard data center racks, optimizing space without compromising on performance. Power supply options are flexible, with configurations ranging from a single 350W PSU providing 150W, up to dual 1100W PSUs delivering 1440W, accommodating various operational demands and ensuring redundancy for critical network infrastructure.
  • Minimum heat dissipation stands at 287 BTU/hr, with a minimum power consumption of 84 W, highlighting the switch's energy efficiency.
  • Maximum heat dissipation reaches 1116 BTU/hr, with maximum power consumption at 327 W, ensuring performance is maintained even under heavy loads.
  • Operating conditions are broad, with a temperature range of 0°C to 50°C and humidity tolerance from 10% to 95% (non-condensing), ensuring reliability across different environments.
The Extreme 16704 is designed to operate effectively at altitudes up to 3000 meters (9,850 feet), making it suitable for deployment in a wide range of geographical locations. Storage conditions are equally robust, with temperature tolerances from -40°C to 70°C and humidity ranges from 10% to 95% non-condensing, ensuring the hardware's longevity and durability during transportation and storage. In summary, the Extreme 16704 switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern network environments, offering high port density, versatile connectivity options, and efficient operation. Its design considerations ensure it fits seamlessly into existing network infrastructures while providing the performance and reliability needed for today's data-driven world.


Part Number16704
Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Max)48
10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Max)6
40 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (Max)2
Total Switching Capacity336 Gbps
Packet Forwarding Rate250 Mpps
Unit Weight15.2 lb (6.9 kg)
Form Factor1 RU / 1.73 inches (4.4 cm)
Unit Width17.4 inches (44.1 cm)
Unit Depth19.2 inches (48.8 cm)
Power Usage with One 350W PSU150W
Power Usage with One 715W PSU500W
Power Usage with One 1100W PSU850W
Power Usage with Two 350W PSUs300W
Power Usage with Two 715W PSUs1031W
Power Usage with One 715W and One 1100W PSU1350W
Power Usage with Two 1100W PSUs1440W
Heat Output Minimum287 BTU/hr
Energy Consumption Minimum84W
Heat Output Maximum1116 BTU/hr
Energy Consumption Maximum327W
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Operational Humidity Range10% to 95% (non-condensing)
Maximum Operational Altitude0-3000 meters (9,850 feet)
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Storage Humidity Range10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

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