Dell 8024f or Quanta LB6M?

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Should I get the Quanta LB6M or the Dell 8024f?

  1. The LB6M, of course!

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  2. Either one - the LB6M may be worth the extra $100

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  3. The 8024f, of course!

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  1. Kybber

    Kybber Active Member

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    I'm trying to acquire a 10Gbit switch for my home network. I already have the Quanta LB4M, but since it only has 2x10Gbit ports it doesn't allow me to fan out to other 10Gbit devices at all.

    The Quanta LB6M can be had for ~$350 on eBay, while the Dell Powerconnect 8024f is normally at around $1100+. Now here's the thing: I may be able to source an 8024f at $245.

    Does the LB6M have any advantages over the 8024f? Is there any reason whatsoever I should go with the LB6M over the cheaper 8024f?
     
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  2. alex1002

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    Just wondering where can you get the Dell 8024f for so cheap?


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  3. Kybber

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    Just some guy who wishes to get rid of some of his home lab equipment. He posted it in a local ad. Only one unit available, though...
     
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  4. Terry Kennedy

    Terry Kennedy Well-Known Member

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    I have an 8024 (non-F, 24 copper + 4 shared fiber) and have been very happy with it. It is still supported by Dell with firmware updates (and service, if you're the registered owner). My understanding is that the Quanta switches aren't supported by Quanta as they consider them OEM products. You also get routing (including IPv6) and web management on the 8024.

    On the downside, a lot of people have modded the fans in the Quanta switches and that's a well-known (if not proven) mod. I don't know that anybody has done that on the 8024, and you will definitely hear the fans on the 8024 (and they tend to change speed quite frequently).
     
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  5. Kybber

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    Thanks for your input, Terry. Sounds as if the 8024f should be superior to the LB6M, except possibly wrt. noise. I am not too concerned about that since it will be placed in a rack in a storage room in the basement. If it is too loud even for that, I'll see if replacing fans may be an option.

    In any case I went ahead and bought the sucker. Should arrive in a week or two, but it may take a couple of months for me to set it up since I am building the network from scratch and summer keeps calling me to the patio.

    Cheers, and thanks again :)
     
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  6. BackupProphet

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    I think the Quanta LB6M is a great switch, I really have no complains other than that you have to try and fail to get the most advanced settings to work.
     
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  7. Kybber

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    Thanks, I appreciate your input. If the Dell unit doesn't convince me then I still have the option of selling it (probably for a profit) and getting an LB6M instead.
     
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  8. epicurean

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    Pls gimme a heads up if you want to sell your 8024F
     
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  9. MathieuP

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    imho, i would get the 8024f, especially for that price.

    it looks like a more complete switch and Dell's online is pretty complete.
    if you are coming from a cisco/juniper background, the cli can get hard to get used to, but its somewhat easy to understand ( i have some pc6248, m6220, 55xx series and 54xx series)

    at 245$, i would write a check no questions asked.
     
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