Skip to content


by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series
Product Type: Switch
Sold out
Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
Original price
$0.00 - $0.00
Current price $0.00
Title: Surplus

Orders typically ship within 1-3 Business days, if you need an item to ship sooner please contact us.

Product Description

The WS-C3560C-8PC-S Cisco switch features 8 10/100 Ethernet ports with PoE, a single dual-purpose port supporting both 10/100/1000 Ethernet and SFP, and a compact form factor designed for space efficiency. It delivers a forwarding rate of 2.7 Mpps and a forwarding bandwidth of 32 Gbps, with memory specifications including 128 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory. Supporting up to 12,000 MAC addresses, 11,000 unicast routes, and 1,000 IGMP groups and multicast routes, this switch is designed for scalable networking environments.

FAQs for the WS-C3560C-8PC-S

  • What is the number of Ethernet ports available on this device?
    The device features 8 10/100 Ethernet ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities.
  • How does the form factor of the device contribute to its deployment?
    Its compact form factor allows for flexible installation options in space-constrained environments.
  • Can you detail the dual-purpose port specifications?
    There is 1 dual-purpose port that supports both 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and SFP for fiber connectivity.
  • What feature set is included with this network hardware?
    The device comes with the IP Base feature set, providing essential networking functionalities.
  • What are the forwarding rate and bandwidth capabilities?
    The forwarding rate is 2.7 Million packets per second (Mpps), and the forwarding bandwidth is 32 Gbps.
  • Discuss the memory specifications of this networking device.
    It is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory for efficient data processing and storage.
  • How many MAC addresses can the device support?
    The device supports up to 12,000 MAC addresses, facilitating large-scale network connectivity.
  • What are the device's capabilities regarding unicast routes and IGMP groups?
    It can handle up to 11,000 unicast routes and 1,000 IGMP groups and multicast routes.
  • Describe the device's support for jumbo frames.
    Jumbo frames up to 9018 bytes are supported, enhancing data transmission efficiency for large packets.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 45 °C, ensuring reliability across various environments.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3560C-8PC-S offers a compact form factor with 8 Ethernet ports supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE), suitable for small-scale deployments or as an edge switch in larger networks. Its forwarding rate of 2.7 Mpps and 32 Gbps bandwidth, combined with the IP Base feature set, adequately support essential networking functions and traffic management for small to medium-sized business applications. However, with only 128 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory, it may struggle under heavy network loads or when running complex configurations, limiting its scalability and future-proofing in rapidly growing network environments.


The Cisco WS-C3560C-8PC-S is a compact switch designed for small to medium-sized business networks, offering efficient connectivity and power supply to devices. This switch includes eight 10/100 Ethernet ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, allowing for the direct power supply to connected devices like IP phones and wireless access points, eliminating the need for separate power cables. Additionally, it features one dual-purpose port that supports both 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules, providing flexibility for uplink connections. With a forwarding rate of 2.7 million packets per second (Mpps) and a forwarding bandwidth of 32 gigabits per second (Gbps), this switch is engineered to handle a high volume of data traffic efficiently. It is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory, facilitating smooth operation and firmware updates. The switch can store up to 12,000 MAC addresses, manage 11,000 unicast routes, and support 1,000 IGMP groups and multicast routes, making it capable of supporting complex network architectures. The WS-C3560C-8PC-S supports jumbo frames up to 9018 bytes, with a maximum transmission unit (MTU) of 9000 bytes, enhancing data transfer efficiency for large files. It is built with per-port status LEDs and system status LEDs, providing immediate visual feedback on the network and device status.
  • Size: 1.73 x 10.6 x 9.1 inches, fitting easily in constrained spaces.
  • Weight: 4.1 pounds, lightweight and portable for various deployment scenarios.
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 367,586 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime.
The operating temperature range of this switch is from 0 °C to 45 °C, with a storage temperature range from -25 °C to 70 °C, ensuring durability in various environments. It operates silently at 0 dBA, making it ideal for noise-sensitive environments. The device can function properly at up to 10,000 feet altitude, with an operating relative humidity range from 10% to 85% (noncondensing), ensuring adaptability to a wide range of climatic conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3560C-8PC-S is a versatile and efficient networking solution for businesses looking to enhance their network infrastructure. With its compact form factor, PoE capability, and high performance, it is well-suited for a variety of applications, from basic networking to supporting high-demand devices and applications.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco WS-C3560C-8PC-S
Ethernet Ports Quantity8 PoE 10/100 ports
Dual-Use Ports Count1 (Gigabit Ethernet/SFP)
Device TypeCompact
Included SoftwareIP Base
Packet Forwarding Rate2.7 Million packets per second
Switching Capacity32 Gigabits per second
System Memory128 MB DRAM
Storage Memory32 MB Flash
Maximum MAC Address Entries12,000
Supported Unicast Routes11,000
IGMP and Multicast Route Limit1,000
Maximum Transmission Unit9000 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames9018 Bytes
Diagnostic LEDsPer-Port and System Status LEDs
Dimensions1.73 x 10.6 x 9.1 inches
Unit Weight4.1 pounds
Lowest Operating Temperature0 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-25 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Sound Level0 dBA
Operating Humidity Range10% to 85% (Noncondensing)
Maximal Operational Altitude10,000 feet
Estimated MTBF367,586 Hours

Compare products

{"one"=>"Select 2 or 3 items to compare", "other"=>"{{ count }} of 3 items selected"}

Select first item to compare

Select second item to compare

Select third item to compare