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Which SFP Module ?

New to 10GBE here so hopefully not a silly question.

We have a Thecus N8800 Pro NAS and want to install a 10GBE Intel NIC inside (10GBE is supported with 3 Intel models to choose from).

The Switch it will connect to is a NETGEAR - GS752TXS.

Intel claim the only SFP+ module the NIC will support is one of their own, which is fine as the NIC is supplied with the SFP+ module.

My question therefore, not really understanding what I’m doing of course, is should I be purchasing an identical SFP+ Intel module and installing this into the NETGEAR switch, or should I be buying an equivalent NETGEAR branded module for the Netgear switch?

Mind you the NETGEAR module is twice the price of the Intel one.

Here are links to each item

Intel NIC  X520-SR1 (Product Code: E10G41BFSR)
http://ark.intel.com/products/39773/Intel-Ethernet-Server-Adapter-X520-SR1

Intel SFP+ SR Optical (Product code: E10GSFPSR)
http://www.intel.com/support/network/adapter/pro100/sb/CS-030612.htm

Netgear GS752TXS
http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/stackable-smart-switches/GS752TXS.aspx

Netgear SFP+ SR
http://www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/switch-modules/axm761.aspx

Perhaps my question should be: Will 2 x SFP+ SR optical Modules manufactured by different companies talk to each other without any issue ?

Thanks in advance to all replies.
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JLW-ME
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lrmooreCommented:
You should go with the Netgear SFP+ module for your Netgear switch, and yes, they will talk to each other just fine.
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JLW-MEAuthor Commented:
I'll go with that then,... Thanks
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