Little background first: We are getting a new NetApp FAS and for the moment it is going to hook in to old Dell PowerConnect 7024 switches. The idea is to wire it to the 10gig SPF+ modules on the back so it has more than enough bandwidth, and since that is what we' d want to use in the future. The FAS itself is bought as a bundle and includes expensive optics supplied by NetApp (from Finisar I think). However we'll need optics for the switch. Ok well Dell wants like $700/transceiver for 10gig SR modules for these old switches they don't sell anymore, and even getting them to sell you them is a bit of a pain. On the other hand fs.com wants like $25/transceiver and they are easy to buy and ready to ship. Well I really like that price, of course but I'm always worried when something is that much cheaper. We do need the storage array to have reliable network communication, I don't want to be constantly losing connection or having issues because we cheaped out on a component. So, anyone have any experience with these guys? Should we try it, or just bit the bullet and pay Dell a bunch of money for an old product? Should we just scrub using 10gig for now and get 1gig baseT modules for the NetApp? Thanks.