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Product Line: Fortinet FS248D
Product Type: Switch
Original price $469.00 - Original price $603.00
Original price
$469.00 - $603.00
Current price $469.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The FS-248D Fortinet features 48x GE RJ45 ports and 4x GE SFP ports, with a 1 RU Rack Mount form factor, designed for efficient network management and scalability. It supports a switching capacity of 104 Gbps and packets per second rate of 155 Mpps, ensuring high-speed data processing and transmission. Additionally, the device is equipped with 512 MB DRAM and 128 MB FLASH storage, supporting up to 4K VLANs and providing a mean time between failures of over 10 years, making it reliable for long-term deployments.

Key Feature for the FS248D

  • What is the total number of network interfaces available on this device?
    The device comes with 48 GE RJ45 ports and 4 GE SFP ports.
  • Does the product support Power over Ethernet (PoE)?
    No, the PoE Power Budget is not applicable for this device.
  • What is the form factor of this networking hardware?
    It is designed for 1 RU Rack Mount installation.
  • Can you detail the management options available for this switch?
    The switch is manageable via Web and CLI interfaces.
  • What are the switching capacity and packets per second rate?
    The switching capacity is 104 Gbps, and it processes up to 155 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • How many VLANs does this device support?
    It supports up to 4,000 VLANs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is greater than 10 years.
  • How much DRAM and FLASH memory does the device include?
    The device is equipped with 512 MB of DRAM and 128 MB of FLASH memory.
  • What are the device’s dimensions and weight?
    The dimensions are 1.73 x 9.68 x 17.3 inches (44 x 246 x 440 mm), and it weighs 7.81 lbs (3.54 kg).
  • What is the power consumption and heat dissipation at average and maximum?
    Power consumption is 38.66 W on average and 39.19 W at maximum, with a heat dissipation of 134 BTU/h.

Product Review

The Fortinet FS-248D switch provides a solid array of connectivity options with 48 GE RJ45 ports and 4 GE SFP ports, accommodating a wide range of network infrastructure needs. However, it lacks Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, which might limit its utility in environments requiring PoE for devices such as IP cameras or VoIP phones. It boasts a high switching capacity of 104 Gbps and supports up to 4K VLANs, offering efficient data handling and extensive network segmentation capabilities for complex network setups.


The Fortinet FS-248D is a versatile network switching solution designed to cater to a wide range of networking requirements. It features a comprehensive set of hardware specifications that ensure efficient data flow and management across networks. This switch is housed in a 1 RU rack mount form factor, making it suitable for standard rack installations in data centers and network closets. Central to its design are 48 GE RJ45 ports and 4 GE SFP ports, providing ample connectivity for devices and uplinks. The inclusion of a dedicated management 10/100 port and an RJ-45 serial console port facilitates easy setup and ongoing management. Despite its extensive capabilities, the FS-248D does not support PoE, focusing instead on high-speed data transmission and reliability. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Switching Capacity: 104 Gbps
  • Packets Per Second: 155 Mpps
  • MAC Address Storage: 16K
The device boasts a mean time between failures (MTBF) of over 10 years, highlighting its reliability and durability in demanding network environments. With a web and CLI managed switch type, it offers flexibility in management according to the administrator's preference or requirements. Network performance is exceptional, with network latency maintained below 1µs, ensuring minimal delay in data transmission. The FS-248D supports up to 4K VLANs, offering extensive network segmentation capabilities. It also accommodates up to 26 link aggregation groups with a maximum group size of 8, enhancing bandwidth and providing redundancy. The switch is equipped with 1.5 MB of packet buffers, 512 MB of DRAM, and 128 MB of FLASH memory, ensuring smooth operation and ample storage for firmware and configurations. Its physical dimensions are 1.73 x 9.68 x 17.3 inches (44 x 246 x 440 mm), and it weighs 7.81 lbs (3.54 kg), making it compact yet sturdy for its capabilities. Operating on a power supply of 100–240V AC, 50–60 Hz, the FS-248D has an average power consumption of 38.66 W and a maximum of 39.19 W. Its heat dissipation is calculated at 134 BTU/h, indicating efficient energy use and minimal heat output. The device is designed to operate within a temperature range of 32–122°F (0–50°C), ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. Overall, the Fortinet FS-248D represents a solid choice for organizations looking to deploy a high-capacity, manageable network switch. Its broad set of features and specifications cater to a wide range of networking requirements, providing a foundation for reliable and efficient network infrastructure.


Item Number and ProducerFortinet FS-248D
Total Interface Count48x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports, 4x Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports
Exclusive Management Interface1x 10/100 port
Console Port Type1x RJ-45 Serial
Mounting Style1U for Rack Installation
Power over Ethernet (PoE) CapacityNot applicable
Average Time Before FailureExceeds 10 years
Control InterfaceManaged via Web and Command Line Interface
Data Transfer Capacity104 Gigabits per second
Rate of Packet Transfer155 Million packets per second
MAC Address CapacityUp to 16,000
Network Signal DelayLess than 1 microsecond
Virtual LANs (VLANs) CapabilityUp to 4000
Maximum Group Size for Link Aggregation8
Amount of Link Aggregation Groups26
Memory for Packets1.5 Megabytes
Dynamic Random-Access Memory512 Megabytes
Storage Memory128 Megabytes
Dimensions (in)1.73H x 9.68W x 17.3L
Dimensions (mm)44H x 246W x 440L
Mass7.81 pounds (3.54 kilograms)
Electrical Requirements100–240V AC, 50–60Hz
Integrated Power UnitAC
Energy Use (Average / Peak)38.66 W / 39.19 W
Thermal Output134 British Thermal Units per hour
Operational Heat Range32–122°F (0–50°C)

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