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QLogic 3810
8 Ports, 8Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch

QLogic 3810 8 ports, 8Gbps Fibre Channel SAN Switch

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QLogic 3000 Series Switches
USA: FREE Ground ShippingQLogic SANbox SB3810 8-port 8Gbps Fiber Channel Switch, Single Power Supply, No E-port, No SFP
List Price: $3,095.00
Our Price: $1,851.00

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An Affordable Solution for Small SANs

The QLogic 3000 Series offers the simplest and most affordable way to share the capacity of Fibre Channel storage devices among multiple servers. Maximize the value of your RAID and tape library investments with simultaneous direct server connections via a state-of-the-art Storage Area Network.

The QLogic 3810 Switch includes cost-conscious features, such as I/O StreamGuard and NPIV support. These switches provide the enterprise-class performance that QLogic’s larger customers have come to depend on – at a price that will pay off immediately for even the smallest organization.

  • 8 ports, 8Gbps speed (100% non-blocking)
  • Backward compatibility with 4Gb and 2Gb devices
  • Cost-optimized for single switch SANs
  • QuickTools on-board GUI
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • I/O StreamGuard – guaranteed stability for tape, video and other streaming applications
  • NPIV support for virtualized environments

Connect your first SAN with today's most advanced technology.
The QLogic 3810 Fibre Channel switch offers a simple and affordable way to share the capacity of Fibre Channel storage devices among multiple servers. Maximize the value of your redundant array of independent disk (RAID) and tape library investments with simultaneous, direct-server connections through a state-of-the-art storage area network.

Link up to eight devices in a single-switch configuration with quick installation wizards and an easy-to-use, on-board, management user interface. Perfect for high-speed server backup or departmental SAN islands, the QLogic 3810 switch helps busy IT managers centralize storage control and reduce infrastructure costs, all while improving data access.

Cost-conscious companies no longer need to sacrifice strategic IT goals to meet budgetary goals. With the 3810 switch, standard features, such as I/O StreamGuard and NPIV, provide all the enterprise-class performance that QLogic's larger customers depend on—at a price that can produce an immediate return-on-investment even for the smallest businesses.

Best of all, QLogic's 8Gb Fibre Channel technology ensures that this reliable, entry-level switch will continue to meet the most demanding requirements far into the future, while maintaining full backward compatibility with 4Gb and 2Gb devices. Increase the long-term impact of your mission-critical storage infrastructure with today's best SAN-switch value.

Experience the cost-saving benefits of shared storage
Experience the cost-saving benefits of shared storage: maximize return on RAID/tape investments; scale storage independent of servers; centralize access management

Features and Benefits:

Why Install a SAN?

  • Share storage resources among servers
  • Reduce hardware and management costs
  • Improve application performance and availability
  • Accelerate server backups and disaster recovery
  • Increase storage capacity


  • Eight ports
  • 8Gbps speed (100-percent non-blocking)
  • Backward-compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb devices
  • 1U rack-mountable unit

Easy to Deploy and Use

  • Configuration wizards for fast setup
  • QuickToolsSM on-board GUI
  • CLI
  • I/O StreamGuard™—guaranteed stability for tape, video, and other streaming applications
  • N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) support for virtualized environments
  • Advanced fabric security included
  • Drag-and-drop zoning

Hassle-Free Interoperability

  • Deploy with 8Gb, 4Gb, or 2Gb optics
  • Compatible with all leading adapters and storage

Technical Specifications:

Model QLogic 3810
Fabric Specifications
Ports per Chassis Eight 8Gb SFP ports
Port Types All ports are universal, auto-discovering, and self-configuring, assuming the following states: F_Port, FL_Port, G_Port, GL_Port (E_Ports not included—single-switch environments only)
Performance Features
Fabric Port Speeds
  • 2/4/8Gbps, full-duplex
  • All ports auto-negotiate with slower devices
  • Fabric latency: less than 0.2ms
  • Cut-through routing
Fabric Point-to-Point Bandwidth (8-port switch) 1,700MBps, full-duplex
Aggregate Bandwidth (8-port switch)
  • 136Gbps per chassis, end-to-end
  • Non-blocking architecture
Maximum Frame Sizes 2,148 bytes (2,112 byte payload)
Per-Port Buffering ASIC-embedded memory (non-shared)
Supported SFP Types
  • Hot-pluggable, industry-standard, 3.3V SFP+ (8Gb) transceivers
  • Compatible with 4Gb and 2Gb SFPs
  • Shortwave/longwave (optical), active copper
Media Transmission Ranges (2Gbps)
  • Shortwave optical: 500m (1,640ft)
  • Longwave optical: 10km (6.2mi)
Cable Types
  • 50/62.5 micron multimode fiber optic
  • 9 micron single-mode fiber optic
Fabric Management
Management Methods
  • QuickTools web applet (embedded in switch)
  • CLI
  • API, GS-4 management server (including FDMI), SNMP, remote authentication dial in-user service (RADIUS), FTP, TFTP, SMI-S
  • Interoperability with leading SAN management applications
  • User security: user accounts, RADIUS authentication
  • Connection security: SSH (CLI), SSL (Enterprise Fabric Suite™ and SMI-S)
  • Device security: FC-SP DH-CHAP, FC-GS-4 CT authentication
Access Methods 10/100 Ethernet base-T (RJ45), serial port (RS-232 with DB9), IPv6 support
Diagnostics Power-on self test (POST)
Fabric Services
  • NPIV support
  • Simple name server
  • Hardware-based zoning
  • Registered state change notification (RSCN)
  • I/O StreamGuard
  • Automatic path selection
  • FDMI support
User Interface LEDs, command-line console, Web utilities
  • Optional rack-mount kit
  • Front-to-back air pattern
  • RoHS-compliant
Dimensions H × W × D 43.2 × 432 × 476mm (1.7 × 17 × 18.75in)
Weight 6.35kg (14lbs)
Environmental and Equipment Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°–40°C
Non-Operating Temperature –40°–70°C
Operating Humidity 15%–80% 24-hour soak; non-conditional, 5%–90%, 8-hour ramp
Non-Operating Humidity 5%–90% non-condensing
Operating Altitude 0–10,000 feet
Non-Operating Altitude 0–50,000 feet
Operating Vibration 5–500Hz, random, 0.21g rms, 10 minutes
Non-Operating Vibration 5–500Hz, random, 2.09g rms, 10 minutes
Operating Shock 4g, 11ms, 20 repetitions
Non-Operating Shock 30g, 13ms, trapezoidal
Voltage 100–240VAC; 50–60Hz
Power load 1A at 120VAC; 0.5A at 240VAC
Power consumption 60W nominal, 70W typical maximum
Agency Approvals
EMI/EMC US and Canada: UL/cUL, 60950-1
Europe: EN60950, CB Scheme-IEC 60950-1, CE, TUV, Low Voltage Directive
Product Safety Meets class A emissions and immunity requirements for USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan


Download the QLogic 3810 Datasheet  (PDF).


QLogic Products
QLogic 3000 Series Switches
USA: FREE Ground ShippingQLogic SANbox SB3810 8-port 8Gbps Fiber Channel Switch, Single Power Supply, No E-port, No SFP
List Price: $3,095.00
Our Price: $1,851.00