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by Arista
Product Line: Arista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R
Product Type: Network switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,409.00
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Current price $2,409.00
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Product Description

The DCS-7280TR-48C6-R Arista switch features 48x10GbE RJ45 ports and 6x100GbE QSFP ports, supporting a maximum of 72 10GbE ports when fully configured. It delivers high performance with a throughput of 2.16 Tbps and a processing capability of 720 Mpps, coupled with a low latency starting from 3.8 us. Designed for efficiency and reliability, it includes hot-swap power supplies and hot-swappable fans, operates with a quad-core x86 CPU, and offers a system memory of 8 GB, expandable to 32 GB.

Key Feature for the DCS-7280TR-48C6-R

  • What is the throughput capability of the switch?
    The switch offers a throughput of 2.16 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • How many 10GbE RJ45 ports does the switch support?
    It supports 48x10GbE RJ45 ports for 1/10G connections.
  • What is the maximum number of 50GbE ports available on this device?
    The maximum number of 50GbE ports available is 12.
  • Can you detail the hot-swappable components in the switch?
    The switch features 2 hot-swap power supplies for 1+1 redundancy and 4 hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy.
  • What are the CPU specifications for this network switch?
    It is equipped with a Quad-Core x86 CPU.
  • How many USB ports are available on this switch?
    There are 2 USB ports available for external connectivity.
  • Describe the power consumption characteristics of the switch.
    Typical power draw is 290W, with a maximum draw of 405W.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the switch?
    The switch measures 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm).
  • What type of memory and how much is installed in the switch by default?
    System memory installed is 8 GB, with an option to upgrade to 32 GB.
  • What is the latency range for this switch?
    Latency starts from 3.8 microseconds (us).

Product Review

The Arista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R offers a high throughput of 2.16 Tbps and a processing capability of 720 Mpps, making it suitable for environments requiring high data transmission rates. However, its base system memory of 8 GB, while upgradeable to 32 GB, may initially limit performance in highly demanding tasks. Additionally, the switch provides flexibility in network design with a variety of port speeds and densities, but the maximum power draw of 405W could be a concern for energy-conscious deployments.


The Arista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R is a high-performance network switch designed for data center environments requiring efficient, high-speed data transfer and reliable connectivity. This switch is equipped with a rich set of hardware specifications that cater to a wide range of networking demands, making it a versatile choice for enterprises and service providers. At the core of its design, the switch features 48x10GbE RJ45 ports, supporting both 1G and 10G speeds, allowing for flexible connectivity options. Additionally, it boasts 6x100GbE QSFP ports for high-density, high-speed uplinks or inter-switch connections, providing a powerful backbone for data-intensive applications.
  • Throughput capabilities are impressive, with the switch delivering full-duplex performance of 2.16 Terabits per second (Tbps).
  • It also handles packets efficiently, with a rate of 720 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring smooth data flow even under heavy loads.
  • Latency is kept to a minimum, starting from 3.8 microseconds, which is critical for applications requiring real-time processing.
The hardware is driven by a quad-core x86 CPU, complemented by 8GB of system memory, which can be upgraded to 32GB for enhanced performance in demanding environments. The switch also includes 2 USB ports and 4GB of flash storage memory for software and configuration file storage. Network management is streamlined with a dedicated 100/1000 management port and an RS-232 serial port (RJ-45), facilitating easy setup and ongoing administration. The switch's reliability is bolstered by the inclusion of two hot-swap power supplies (AC) with 1+1 redundancy and four hot-swappable fans with N+1 redundancy, ensuring uninterrupted operation and minimal downtime. The Arista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R supports a variety of port configurations, including up to 12x50GbE ports, 6x40GbE ports, 24x25GbE ports, and a maximum of 72x10GbE ports, offering unparalleled flexibility in network design. This adaptability allows organizations to optimize their networks for specific requirements, from high-density server connectivity to high-speed storage networking. With a throughput of 2.16 Tbps and a packet processing capability of 720 Mpps, this switch is built to handle the demands of modern data centers. Its low latency, starting from 3.8 microseconds, ensures efficient data processing, critical for time-sensitive applications. The device is designed for easy integration into racks, with dimensions of 19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm), and a weight of 22.2 lbs (10.1 kg), making it suitable for standard data center configurations. The switch operates within a typical power draw of 290W and can go up to a maximum of 405W under full load, balancing performance with energy efficiency. In summary, the Arista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R switch provides a high-performance, scalable, and reliable networking solution for data centers and enterprise networks. Its comprehensive feature set, including high-speed port configurations, low latency, and advanced redundancy options, makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to bolster their network infrastructure to meet current and future demands.


Model NumberArista DCS-7280TR-48C6-R
Ports Configuration48 x 10GbE Base-T (1/10G), 6 x 100GbE QSFP
Airflow DirectionBack to Front
Power Supply Units2 AC
Power Cords2 x C13-C14
Maximum 50GbE Ports12
Maximum 40GbE Ports6
Maximum 25GbE Ports24
Maximum 10GbE Ports72
Data Throughput (full-duplex)2.16 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate720 Million pps
Network LatencyMinimum 3.8 microseconds
ProcessorQuad-Core x86
Main Memory8 GB (Expandable to 32 GB)
USB Interface2 Ports
Internal Storage4 GB Flash
Management Port1 x 100/1000 Mbps
Serial Console Port1 (RJ-45 Interface)
Redundant Power SuppliesYes, 1+1 Configuration
Modular Fans4 (with N+1 Redundancy)
Chassis Dimensions19 x 1.75 x 16 inches (48.3 x 4.4 x 40.6 cm)
Power ConsumptionTypical 290W / Maximum 405W
Unit Weight22.2 pounds (10.1 kg)

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