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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade SLX 9140 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R features a switching bandwidth of 1.8 Tbps in and 1.8 Tbps out, totaling 3.6 Tbps, and supports multiple Ethernet configurations with 48×25 GbE/ 10GbE/ 1GbE + 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports. It is designed for efficiency and reliability in data center environments, incorporating a DC power supply, back-to-front airflow, and five field-replaceable cooling fans to maintain optimal operating temperatures between −5°C and 50°C. With dimensions of 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37cm in height, and a weight of 9.00 kg, this switch ensures low port-to-port latency of 2.5 usec and dynamic packet buffer sharing of 24 MB, suitable for high-performance computing and networking tasks.

FAQs for the BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R

  • What is the switching bandwidth of the device?
    The device has a switching bandwidth of 1.8 Tbps in and 1.8 Tbps out, totaling 3.6 Tbps.
  • How does the airflow direction function in this model?
    The model features back-to-front airflow to ensure efficient cooling.
  • Can you detail the port configurations available?
    It offers 48×25 GbE/ 10GbE/ 1GbE ports plus 6×100 GbE/40 GbE ports.
  • What are the power supply options?
    It supports both AC and DC power supply, with input voltage ranges of 90 V to 264 V AC or 40.8 V to 60 V DC.
  • What is the typical and maximum power consumption?
    Typical power consumption is 182 W, while maximum power consumption reaches up to 489 W.
  • Describe the device's cooling mechanism.
    The device is equipped with five field-replaceable fans for cooling.
  • How much packet buffer is available?
    It has a dynamically shared packet buffer of 24 MB.
  • What are the device's physical dimensions and weight?
    Dimensions are 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37cm in height, weighing 9.00 kg.
  • What environmental conditions can this device operate under?
    Operating temperature ranges from -5°C to 50°C, with a humidity tolerance of 5% to 95% at 50°C, and up to 3,000 m altitude for safety.
  • What is the port-to-port latency?
    The device features a port-to-port latency of 2.5 usec.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R switch offers a high switching bandwidth of 3.6 Tbps, supporting diverse network demands with 48x25 GbE/10GbE/1GbE and 6x100 GbE/40 GbE ports, making it versatile for various networking needs. However, its port-to-port latency of 2.5 microseconds might not meet the requirements for ultra-low latency applications. Additionally, while the switch is designed for efficient cooling with five replaceable fans and supports a wide range of operating temperatures, its maximum power consumption of 489 W under full load could pose challenges for environments aiming to minimize energy usage.


The Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R is a cutting-edge networking switch designed for data centers requiring high-density, high-speed connectivity with efficient power consumption. This switch features a DC power supply, ensuring compatibility with data center power infrastructure and enhanced energy efficiency. Its back-to-front airflow design supports effective cooling, maintaining optimal performance even under heavy workloads. Equipped with versatile port configurations, the BR-SLX-9140 includes 48 ports supporting 25 GbE/10GbE/1GbE and 6 additional ports for 100 GbE/40 GbE connections. This variety allows for flexible network designs and scalability to meet growing data demands. The switch boasts a substantial switching bandwidth of 1.8 Tbps for both incoming and outgoing data, totaling a comprehensive 3.6 Tbps capacity, ensuring smooth, high-speed data transfer across the network. Key hardware specifications include: - <>
  • Port-to-port latency as low as 2.5 microseconds, enabling rapid response times for critical applications.
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  • A dynamically shared packet buffer of 24 MB, optimizing data flow and reducing congestion.
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  • Five field-replaceable cooling fans, guaranteeing uninterrupted operation and longevity of the device by efficiently managing thermal output.
  • Dimensionally, the switch measures 44.0 cm in width, 44.5 cm in depth, and 4.37 cm in height, with a weight of 9.00 kg. This compact size and weight make it suitable for rack installations, maximizing space efficiency in data centers. Power efficiency is a notable aspect of the BR-SLX-9140. It operates within a voltage range of 90 V to 264 V AC or 40.8 V to 60 V DC, accommodating various power supplies. The switch's typical power consumption is 182 W under low load conditions, with a maximum consumption of 489 W at full capacity, reflecting its energy-efficient design. The power supply unit is rated for a maximum of 650 W when using AC power. Environmental durability is also considered in its design, with operating temperature ranges from -5°C to 50°C and non-operating/storage temperatures from -40°C to 70°C. It can function in humidity levels from 5% to 95% at 50°C and at altitudes up to 3,000 m for safety, extending to 4,000 m for operational purposes. Despite its power, the switch maintains a noise level of 52 dBA, minimizing auditory disruptions in work environments. In summary, the Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R is engineered for data centers that demand high-performance networking with efficient power usage, advanced cooling, and environmental resilience. Its comprehensive feature set, including high-capacity switching bandwidth, low latency, and flexible connectivity options, make it an ideal solution for modern, high-speed data networking needs.


    Part Number and Manufacturer Brocade BR-SLX-9140-48V-DC-R
    Power Supply Type DC
    Airflow Direction Back-to-Front
    Port Configuration 48×25GbE/10GbE/1GbE and 6×100GbE/40GbE
    Switching Capacity 3.6 Tbps (1.8 Tbps ingress, 1.8 Tbps egress)
    Dimensions (W×D×H) 44.0 cm × 44.5 cm × 4.37 cm or 17.3 in × 17.5 in × 1.72 in
    Weight 9.00 kg or 19.8 lbs
    Latency 2.5 microseconds
    Cooling 5 replaceable fans
    Packet Buffer Memory 24 MB, shared dynamically
    Input Voltage Range 90-264 V AC or 40.8-60 V DC
    Input Frequency Range 47-63 Hz
    Inrush Current 25 A (peak)
    Maximum Current 12 A for AC, 14 A for DC
    Power Consumption (Typical) 182 W (With two AC PSUs, five fans, 10% load, low fan speed)
    Power Consumption (Maximum) 489 W (With two AC PSUs, six fans, 100% load, high fan speed)
    Maximum Rated Power Supply (AC) 650 W
    Operating Temperature Range -5°C to 50°C
    Non-operating Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
    Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95% at 50°C
    Altitude Limit Up to 3,000 m (safety); 60 m to 4,000 m (operational)
    Acoustic Noise Level 52 dBA at 25°C

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