Ivor O’Connor

June 23, 2009

Gigabit Network Again

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 2:05 pm

Tom’s hardware, which surprisingly I’ve been reading for something like 15 years now, has an article on what can be expected when upgrading to a gigabit network. I actually read the whole article. They found no appreciable difference in speeds between the cables, their lengths, and outside interference.

They did bring up hard disk speeds as being the bottleneck. Despite this they experienced a two fold speed increase over a 100Mb network. That’s much more than I expected. I suspect I won’t see this since I use laptops. Just to verify I’m running bonnie++ in the background. It will probably show the disk speed to be half of theirs.

Still I may want to upgrade to gigabit speeds. Especially if I put in a file server…

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