J9285B vs J9285D, Do you know the difference?

HP J9285B and Aruba J9285D are 7m passive SFP+ to SFP+ DAC cables. Due to the nearly same specification, most of the users may be confused when choosing SFP+ cables. Are they the same product? Can they replace with each other? What is the difference between J9285B vs J9285D, and where you can use each one? This article will compare the difference between HPE J9285B vs Aruba J9285D.

J9285B vs J9285D Comparison, What is the difference?

Now let us make a comparison on the detailed specification and price of J9285B and J9285D. the below table lists the main specification of J9285B and J9285D SFP+ DAC cable.

DescriptionHP X242 SFP+ SFP+ 7m Direct Attach CableAruba 10G SFP+ to SFP+ 7m DAC Cable 
Transceiver TypeSFP+ DAC Cable SFP+ DAC Cable 
Reach7 m7 m
Fiber TypeTwinax CableTwinax Cable
Connector TypeSFP+SFP+
Data Rate10 Gbps10 Gbps
Cabling TypeEthernet 10GBase-CUEthernet 10GBase-CU
DOM SupportNoNo
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (Commercial Grade)0°C to 70°C (Commercial Grade)
Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C
CompatibilityProCurve 2910al/E2910al Series Switch – 2910al-24G (J9145A)
ProCurve 2910al/E2910al Series Switch – 2910al-24G-PoE+ (J9146A)
ProCurve 2910al/E2910al Series Switch – 2910al-48G (J9147A)
ProCurve 2910al/E2910al Series Switch – 2910al-48G-PoE+ (J9148A)
ProCurve 3500/E3500 Series Switch – 3500-48 PoE Switch (J8692A)
ProCurve 3500yl/E3500yl Series Switch – 3500yl-24G-PoE+ Switch (J9310A)
ProCurve 3500yl/E3500yl Series Switch – 3500yl-24G-PWR (J8692A)
ProCurve 3500yl/E3500yl Series Switch – 3500yl-48G-PoE+ Switch (J9311A)
ProCurve 3500yl/E3500yl Series Switch – 3500yl-48G-PWR (J8693A)
ProCurve 3800/E3800 Series Switch – 3800-24G-2SFP+ (J9575A)
ProCurve 3800/E3800 Series Switch – 3800-24G-PoE+-2SFP+ (J9573A)
ProCurve 3800/E3800 Series Switch – 3800-24SFP-2SFP+ (J9584A)
ProCurve 3800/E3800 Series Switch – 3800-48G-4SFP+ (J9576A)
ProCurve 3800/E3800 Series Switch – 3800-48G-PoE+-4SFP+ (J9574A#ABA)
ProCurve 6120G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch (4983583-B21)
ProCurve 6120XG Ethernet Blade Switch (516733-B21)
ProCurve 6200yl/E6200yl Series Switch – 6200yl-24g-Mgbic (J8992A)
ProCurve 6600/E6600 Series Switch – 6600-24G (J9263A)
ProCurve 6600/E6600 Series Switch – 6600-24G-4XG (J9264A)
ProCurve 6600/E6600 Series Switch – 6600-24XG (J9265A)
ProCurve 6600/E6600 Series Switch – 6600-48G (J9451A)
ProCurve 6600/E6600 Series Switch – 6600-48G-4XG (J9451AZ)
ProCurve 8200zl/E8200zl Series Switch – 20-Port Gig-T PoE+/2-Port SFP+ v2 zl (J9536A)
ProCurve 8200zl/E8200zl Series Switch – 20-Port Gig-T/2-Port SFP+ v2 zl (J9548A)
ProCurve 8200zl/E8200zl Series Switch – 8-Port 10GbE SFP+ v2 zl (J9538A)
J9772A Aruba 2530 48G PoE+ Switch
J9773A Aruba 2530 24G PoE+ Switch
J9775A Aruba 2530 48G Switch
J9776A Aruba 2530 24G Switch
J9726A Aruba 2920-24G Switch
J9727A Aruba 2920 24G POE+ Switch
J9728A Aruba 2920 48G Switch
J9729A Aruba 2920 48G POE+ Switch
J9836A Aruba 2920-48G-POE+ 740W Switch
J9731A HPE 2920 2-Port 10GbE SFP+ Module
J9732A HPE 2920 2-port 10GBASE-T Module
J9733A HPE 2920 2-Port Stacking Module
JL258A Aruba 2930F 8G PoE+ 2SFP+ Switch
JL259A Aruba 2930F 24G 4SFP Switch
JL256A Aruba 2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch
JL557A Aruba 2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP 740W Switch
JL558A Aruba 2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP+ 740W Switch
JL261A Aruba 2930F 24G PoE+ 4SFP Switch
JL253A Aruba 2930F 24G 4SFP+ Switch
JL260A Aruba 2930F 48G 4SFP Switch
JL262A Aruba 2930F 48G PoE+ 4SFP Switch
JL255A Aruba 2930F 24G PoE+ 4SFP+ Switch
JL254A Aruba 2930F 48G 4SFP+ Switch
JL071A Aruba 3810M 24G 1-slot Switch
JL075A Aruba 3810M 16SFP+ 2-slot Switch
Power Consumption0.4 W0.4 W
Weight0.4 kg0.4 kg
Price (3rd Party Replacement)US$32.00 US$32.00 


HPE J9285B refers to the B revision of the SFP+ DAC cable. HPE Aruba J9285D refers to the D revision of the SFP+ DAC cable. J9285D is backward compatible with the J9285B. In fact, they have the same specification except for the software version. In most cases, you are recommended to order J9285D to replace J9283B. Optcore offers high-performance 3rd party 10G SFP+ copper cable and 100% compatible with HPE J9285B and Aruba J9285D at a low price.

Note: All trademarks, product, company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and used for comparative purposes only. All the recommended transceivers and cables including SFP, SFP+, QSFP are from 3rd Party, they are NOT OEM products and are NOT certified or endorsed by OEM.

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