Within the models, you also need to look at the different amounts of power available for PoE+ output to connected AP's.
Generally speaking, your bottlenecks will always be the WAN connection from the MX rather than bandwidth across the switch, so a switch upgrade may not do anything to improve file transfers if they're going cross-site.
Hi @Precision24 , that would depend on a number of things per site? Do you need physical stacking? With you using the MS120’s then you’re limited to 1Gbps uplinks between comms rooms. How much PoE do you require per switchport (if any)?
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It has 4 x SFP+ (10Gbe modular ports), and 8 x MGig ports. The MGig ports support 2.5Gb/s, 5Gb/s and 10G/s.
So if the machines doing CAD had a 2.5Gb/s NIC (cheap) or 10GbaseT NIC added, they could have a high-speed connection between each other (in the same site). I assume there is some kind of server or NAS. Ideally, that would connect that via the SFP+ ports.
You can also stack the MS350-24Xs to increase port density.