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Ultra-high-speed 25GbE fiber managed switch with 10GbE connectivity for backbone networks

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QNAP QSW-M2116P-2T2S, PoE Managenent Switch, 16 ports of 2.5 GbE with PoE 802.3at(30W), 2 ports of 10GbE SFP+, 2 ports 10GbE Base-T with PoE 802.3bt(90W) Max PoE power consumption 280W
Microchip VSC7448-02, 4Gb DDR3, PoE, Managed, Rackmount
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Package Content

  • QNAP QSW-M5216-1T Switch
  • Power cord
  • Rackmount kit
  • Rubber feet
  • Quick Installation Guide


The QSW-M5216-1T is a 16-Port 25GbE SFP28 fiber Managed Switch with one 10GbE NBASE-T port. Supporting Layer 2 switching and network management via a user-friendly web user interface, the QSW-M5216-1T provides an entry-level network management solution that is usable even by non-IT professionals. Offering ultra-high 25GbE speeds and a backbone switching capacity of 820Gbps, the QSW-M5216-1T can serve as the core switch uplinking to 25G Servers and NAS in server rooms or connecting to 25G/10G switches to accelerate high-speed storage, video editing, virtualization, and AI applications. The QSW-M5216-1T provides flexible network interfaces for high compatibility at an affordable price, enabling small businesses to quickly upgrade to an ultra-high-speed backbone network by integrating to existing network infrastructure.

The QSW-M5216-1T has sixteen 25GbE SFP28 fiber ports and a backbone switching capacity of 820Gbps for uplinking server rooms.

The QSW-M5216-1T is equipped with one 10GbE NBASE-T port for hybrid high-speed network deployment.

Featuring a user-friendly web UI, the QNAP Switch System (QSS) provides an overview dashboard, port management and setting guide, making central network management intuitive and easy.

The QSW-M5216-1T provides Layer 2 management features (such as LACP, VLAN, ACL and LLDP) for efficiently controlling network bandwidth and enhance security.

The QSW-M5216-1T supports Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). You can easily and efficiently deploy small/medium-scale networks that support expansion, redundancy, and loop prevention.

Compliant with IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet and IEEE802.3x Flow Control in full-duplex mode, the QSW-M5216-1T avoids packet loss from unparalleled bandwidth and reduces power consumption for low-speed and inactive connections.


Upgrade to ultra-high-speed 25GbE with ease!

While 10GbE is a solid base for high-speed network transmission, the ultra-high-speed 25GbE provides comparative cost advantages and compatibility in SMB server rooms to satisfy data computing applications.

High-speed Storage & AI applications

25GbE fulfills bandwidth requirements in high-speed storage, virtualization, and AI applications.

High Compatibility

25GbE SFP28 is backward compatible with 10GbE SFP+/1GbE SFP and can be connected to 50GbE/100GbE via Breakout DAC, easily integrating existing network infrastructure.


25GbE is 2.5 times faster than 10GbE while the cost is less than 2 times higher, suitable for upgrading backbone network.

High switching capacity of 820Gbps for backbone networks

The QSW-M5216-1T has sixteen 25GbE SFP28 fiber ports and offers backbone switching capacity of 820Gbps, guaranteeing the full potential of each port. The QSW-M5216-1T can serve as the core switch uplinking to 25G/100G Servers and NAS in server rooms or connecting to 25G/10G edge fiber switches.


Flexible deployment with multiple 25GbE and 10GbE ports

Along with sixteen 25GbE SFP28 fiber ports, the QSW-M5216-1T is has one 10GBASE-T port for enabling hybrid high-speed networks. Its 25GbE SFP28 interfaces are backward compatible with 10GbE SFP+/1GbE SFP; and 10GbE RJ45 is compatible with NBASE-T technologies to support five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M).

25GbE SFP28 Fiber

Use SFP28 DAC (Direct Attach Copper) or transceivers to connect to NAS with fiber interfaces, network cards and switches.

10GbE RJ45

Use existing 6a cables to connect to 10GbE NAS or 10GbE switches.

Pair with a NAS and 100GbE network expansion card for high-performance, low-latency computing

By using QSFP28 to (4) SFP28 cables, you can easily connect the four 25GbE ports on the QSW-M5216-1T to a NAS with a QXG-100G2SF-E810 dual-port 100GbE network expansion card. Set a group of QSFP28 to (4) SFP28 connection as the main route and the other as a backup route.


QSS: Intuitive Network Management Software

The QNAP Switch System (QSS) features an easy-to-use Web GUI with value-added functions to simplify network set up and management.

Sleek Design

Use the at-a-glance major functions, flat control layers and one-click login to simplify set up and management.


The on-screen display matches physical ports for greater usability.


With the settings guide, status chart reference, online firmware update, learning and management costs are greatly reduced.

QSS: Human-centered settings guide

QSS provides an overview dashboard, port management and setting guide to help control Layer 2 networks.

Overview Dashboard

View real-time system information, port connection status and port traffic.

Port Management

View port status, port packet statistics, and configure port speeds.

Setting Guide

Quickly learn how to set up the network using the introduction and step-by-step guide.

Exclusive Status Chart Referencing

Refer to four major status charts during each configuration to avoid going back and forth between different setting pages.

Online Firmware Check and Update

Keep your QSW-M5216-1T secure with one-click firmware updates.

Optimize Network Performance with bandwidth and packet control

The QSW-M5216-1T provides bandwidth and packet control functions (such as LACP, VLAN, QoS, and IGMP Snooping) to boost network performance through IP grouping and bandwidth management.

Link Aggregation (LAG) combines multiple network connections to increase throughput and protect against connection failure. Virtual Networks (VLAN) allows groups of devices from different networks to be combined into a single network. QoS (Quality of Service) helps prioritize bandwidth usage to optimize network resource allocation. IGMP snooping assists in minimizing bandwidth loss and preventing network information leakage.

Powerful security and system functions

The QSW-M5216-1T has powerful security and system functions (including ACL, LLDP, RSTP and Flow Control) to help enhance network reliability with access controls, troubleshooting, loop prevention and avoiding packet loss.

ACL LLDP RSTP Flow Control
  • Access controls
  • Security system
  • Device disclosure
  • Troubleshooting
  • Loop prevention
  • Backup path
  • Balance speed
  • Jam prevention

Near-silent and energy saving

With its smart cooling system, the QSW-M5216-1T ensures high-speed network performance without distracting background noise. IEEE 802.3az (EEE) support also reduces power consumption without sacrificing performance or functionality. By dynamically detecting and adjusting for link speeds and activities, the QSW-M5216-1T provides energy savings of up to 50% to minimize operational costs.

Hardware Specifications:

Management Type Web Managed
Number of Ports 17
25GbE SFP28 16
10GbE BASE-T (RJ45) 1
Management Port 1 x 1GbE RJ45
Power Supply Description Internal Power Supply Unit
Max. Power Consumption 35W
Input Power Type AC
Input Voltage Range 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
MAC Address Table 32K
Total Non-Blocking Throughput 410Gbps
Switching Capacity 820Gbps
Management Interface Web
Console RS232
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az complaint)
Supported Standards IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBase-T
IEEE 802.3an 10G BASE-T
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-SX/LX
IEEE 802.3ae 10G Fiber
IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
IEEE 802.3by 25 Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
IEEE 802.1w RSTP
IEEE 802.3ad LACP
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
Form Factor Rackmount
LED Indicators Per Port: Speed/Link/Activity
Per System: Power/Status
Buttons Reset button
Dimensions (HxWxD) 43.5 x 285 x 237.7 mm
Weight (Net) 2.15 kg
Weight (Gross) 2.85 kg
Operating Temperature 0˚C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5%–95% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI
Electromagnetic Compliance CLASS A
Jumbo Frames 9K
Warranty 2 Years
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications.
Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test
Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
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Pricing Notes:

QNAP Products
QNAP Switches
QNAP QSW-M2116P-2T2S, PoE Managenent Switch, 16 ports of 2.5 GbE with PoE 802.3at(30W), 2 ports of 10GbE SFP+, 2 ports 10GbE Base-T with PoE 802.3bt(90W) Max PoE power consumption 280W
Microchip VSC7448-02, 4Gb DDR3, PoE, Managed, Rackmount
Our Price: $1,199.00
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