Switch gigabit expansion slot

Hi Guys,

I have a few switches that are the following: HP 1410-24G Switch

it states on some websites that it has 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slots

what is a Ethernet expansion slot? plus I thought it was already a gigabit compatible so can some clarify what this all means please?
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peggiegregAsked:
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Richard MurphySenior Network AnalystCommented:
They are SFP+ module slots the bus is only a gig so you can only put 1g SFP+ fibre modules in. the switch is 1g copper.
BTechAUCommented:
Hi,

Your switch is definitely Gigabit. It has 24 Gigabit ports, plus two SFP expansion ports that you can use to connect more switches to it (hence expansion.) It's the two port on the right side of the switch as shown in this picture http://img.misco.eu/resources/images/products//100/HWP/J9/J9561A/J9561A_10_1600x1600.jpg

You need special SPF cables to connect the two switches together, and if you use these ports then you can't use the 23T and 24T ports at the same time. The picture above sort of explains this.

Hope that helps.
peggiegregAuthor Commented:
@ BTechAU

so this is purely used to connect another switch to this one. so its an expansion slot?
if I had 1 connection in, I could daisy chain them?
BTechAUCommented:
Hi there
SFP can be used to interconnect two switches but in your case it's not worthwhile. You can just as easily connect them using a standard Ethernet cable. Read this article for a longer explanation.

http://superuser.com/questions/614520/when-connecting-two-switches-should-i-use-normal-switch-ports-or-the-sfp-ports

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