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Difference between J4131B and J4858A

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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Difference between J4131B and J4858A

Hello,

I would like to know what is the difference between a normal gigabit SX transceiver (J4131B) and the new mini-GBIC SX-LC one (J4858A). I mean, both are SX, so what is the difference? What are these "mini-GBICs"? We quoted for one of these little GBICs for thousands of $, if you buy a new switch, it is much less expensive than a single GBIC!!

Thanks in advance,
Vince


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Xavier Gutierrez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Difference between J4131B and J4858A

Hi, Vince.

Have you ever seen the VA7400?

This mini-GBIC is more or less the same (shape & size) as the VA7400 controller has (i.e. smaller connectors)
Now they also come with the newer Brocade switches.

Regards.
Mike Fisher_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Difference between J4131B and J4858A

Good morning Vince

This could be a vast over-simplification - it could even be wrong, but my understanding is...

The J4858A is compatible with the 9104M & 9108M routing awitches

The J4131B is not

Hope this helps in some small way !!

Regards Mike
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Oleg Khoroshylov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Difference between J4131B and J4858A

Hi Vince,

Honestly, I do not know what the difference, I only have description:

J4131B - HP ProCurve Gigabit-SX Transceiver
provides Gigabit uplink ports for the HP
ProCurve Switch 2300 and 2500 series.

J4858A - HP ProCurve Gigabit-SX-LC Mini-GBIC
A small form factor removable gigabit SX
transceiver. It provides a full duplex
gigabit solution and is fully compliant
with Gigabit Ethernet standards

But what I can see in my price-list is that their price is nearly the same - around $500, so may be there is no big difference ?

BR,
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Louis Goeppinger
Honored Contributor
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Re: Difference between J4131B and J4858A

Hi Vince,
The 1000Base-SX (J4131B) fiber transceivers are compatible with the HP Procurve Switch GL Transceiver module (J4864A) and HP Procurve Switch 2300 and 2500 series. The 1000Base-SX (J4858A) fiber mini-GBICs are compatible with the HP Procurve Switch GL mini-GBIC module (J4893A), HP Procurve Switch XL mini-GBIC module (J4878A), and HP Procurve Switch 9300 Mini-GBIC module.
The J4131B and the J4858A can be used in the HP Procurve Switch 4100gl series, other switches require one or the other of the transceivers.
This information can be found in the accessory compatibility guide at: http://www.hp.com/rnd/pdfs/acc-compat_feature_new.pdf
Louis