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Catalyst 4948 and 3750

We are looking at using a Cat4948 for a small data center and by looking at the specs it appears to be far superior than the Cat3750. But why is the 3750 priced higher, I keep thinking that we are missing something. Is there some features that the 3750 has over the 4948?


Re: Catalyst 4948 and 3750

Hi Harold

I would suggest to check out the data sheets of both 3750 and 4948 to figure out the differences.


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Re: Catalyst 4948 and 3750

yea thanks, I did that. I am looking for some real world advice.

Re: Catalyst 4948 and 3750


The 4948 has redundant & hot swappable power supply and fan modules.

THe switching capacity (96 GBPS) is also more compared to the 3750(32GBPs). It is based on the 4500 model and gives you wire speed performance.It is the high end switch cisco has to offer in fixed configuration model.

The 3750 on the other hand has stacking capabilities. upto 9 switches can be stacked together and can be treated as a single switch operating on 32 GBPs backplane.

In a nutshell,If you want to use the switch for Layer 3 purposes i would suggest 4948.

but if you want a high density L3 switch but cannot afford a 4500 or 6500 then u can go for multiple 3750s and stack them



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