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    Procurve 2650 vs 2610-48 differences

    Hi all,

    i've looked on the procurve website and can't see what the main difference is between these two switches. I'm currently running Procurve 2650 and Procurve 2626 round the school and 2 3com have just died this morning, so looking to replace.

    Can anyone shed some light on the 2610-48 and if it would be better than the 2650?

    Here's some links for them.

    ProCurve Switch 2650 (J4899C) specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products

    ProCurve Switch 2610 series (J9088A) specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products

    Cheers,

    Ste

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    Just come across this while searching for 2610 info, from looking at the specs quickly and also the style of the switches the 2610 seems the newer and faster of the two. Think the 2610 series has only just come out, we got 2 2510s but already by the time it's come to order more might as well go for the 2610s now!

    Not sure where they're going in your building but the 2610-24 is fanless so are better for going in classroom cabs if you don't mind stacks...
    Last edited by gshaw; 8th May 2008 at 02:40 PM.

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    We're going for a 2610-48, simply because it's one up to the 2510 series, and the spec is better than the 2650, whilst still being good value for money in comparison. For where we want gig, we're getting the 2810 series, and hopefully they'll all stack!
    Fanless sounds good, but just make sure there is PLENTY of air space for the heat to escape into, else you may find you should have gone for fanned!

    Obvious differences I see..
    - Better throughput
    - Better energy efficiency
    - Cooler operation
    - Better processor/more ram

    No brainer really... and the price difference is negligable
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    We recently bought a 2810-24 (newer model 2826). There appears to be no major differences other than
    * it's a lot lighter
    * the console port is on the front (Cisco style connection)
    * the led's have been moved/shrunk to accomadate the console port.
    * the led's are of those new sort that are insanely bright and blind you when you look at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSmith View Post
    For where we want gig, we're getting the 2810 series, and hopefully they'll all stack!
    Fanless sounds good, but just make sure there is PLENTY of air space for the heat to escape into, else you may find you should have gone for fanned!

    Obvious differences I see..
    - Better throughput
    - Better energy efficiency
    - Cooler operation
    - Better processor/more ram

    No brainer really... and the price difference is negligable
    Yeah they do stack, well "virtual stacking" for management purposes via the Gigabit Ethernet ports as far as I know...

    Switches are going in a 9U standard comms cabinet, closed door at the front about 3/4 the way up the wall, surely they must be designed for that kinda use?

    Looking at new core switch as well to replace the old 4104GL (not worth spending £££ on fibre modules for >5 year old switch!) Looking at the 5406zl, might become our main core switch if we merge networks in place of our current 5308xl. Specs of the 5400 series seem soooo much better it's crazy...

    5308xl - Switch fabric speed = 76.8 Gbps
    5400zl - Switch fabric speed = 346.0 Gbps
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    Thanks for the info people, i was comparing specs and the 2610 series does seem better on paper. Think i'll order a couple and stick them in.

    Our core switch is a 5406zl which so far has performed brillantly!! Best few K we spent to link everything together.

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    Sounds like you've got the setup I'm gonna be buying, what modules have you got in your 5406?

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    Looking at the specs on those 2 switches:

    2610-48 (23.62 x 44.2 x 4.39 cm)
    2650 (43.99 x 32.51 x 4.45 cm)

    The 2610-48 are no where near as deep as the 2650's?

    If so then thats cool I only need to change one cab that has a 2650 allready in it with no door on and then order 2610-48's for the other cab.

    Can someone with one of these confirm the shallowness for me?

    Ben

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    gshaw - in the 5406zl i've got two 24 port cat 5 10/100/1000 modules and a 24port gbic module populated with 8 1000base-sx fibre modules. Works really well and is nice and rapid.

    plexer - I've just ordered 3 so will let you know on monday. I noticed that they we're shallower but will have to see if they still fit in the cabs i've got!! Will also report on how they run.

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    Just thought I'd update this thread.

    I have 3 of these and just took one out of the box to fire it up.

    Another main difference between this and a 2650 is that you can use the 2 copper gigabit ports and the 2 mini gbic ports at the same time because they are all individual ports unlike on the 2650 where you can only use either or.

    This means presumably that I can plug the fibre mini gbic into one sfp port and then use the 2 gig ports to trunk it to the next switch.

    Ben

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    @plexer did you know about the 3 for 2 promotion HP are currently running on the 2610 range.

    Have just ordered 4 of these switches and thanks to the promotion will be getting 6 instead.

    Details can be found here

    Out of curiosity how much did you pay for them? There seems to be a big difference in prices. Have seen prices for the 48 port 2610 range from as much as £455 ex VAT down to £310 ex VAT!

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    £383 I paid which was from European Electronique they are normall very competitive on their pricing.

    I will have to ask them about that offer.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    £383 I paid which was from European Electronique they are normall very competitive on their pricing.
    I see, the £310 price I think was from Misco, I have just checked the HP site again from the promotion and it states its only available from a ProCurve Reseller, hope you manage to get your switches using the promotion.

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    My guy at Europen is checking into this for me and we're hopefull to get the offer.

    The offer only applies to corporate pricing on the switches not the educational pricing but they will charge me corporate price to get the deal.

    Ben

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    I think the reason that Misco are offering them with £150 off their normal price is that they themselves are taking advantage of the 3 for 2 offer which gives them more stock to sell.

    Ben

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