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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-07-2005, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone switched to gigabit yet?

I bought a gigabit switch last week and am waiting for the gigabit card for the file server I just finished rebuilding ( 2.5GHz Celeron, 512mb ram, 800GB of drive space, Antec 450W power supply, lots of fans lol ). I've been doing a little bit of research and have heard some pretty drastic results. 300mb file transfers going 30 - 60 seconds faster. This is a large deal to me because I actually transfer a lot of large videos ranging between 350mb to 4.5GB. I do not know anyone that has used this yet in a real home world application and thought I would ask here first. Anyone got some first hand results for me?

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I bought a gigabit switch last week and am waiting for the gigabit card for the file server I just finished rebuilding ( 2.5GHz Celeron, 512mb ram, 800GB of drive space, Antec 450W power supply, lots of fans lol ). I've been doing a little bit of research and have heard some pretty drastic results. 300mb file transfers going 30 - 60 seconds faster. This is a large deal to me because I actually transfer a lot of large videos ranging between 350mb to 4.5GB. I do not know anyone that has used this yet in a real home world application and thought I would ask here first. Anyone got some first hand results for me?
if you buy a MB with on board gigabit, make sure the nic is on a seperate bus. I know up till recently only XEON based MBs had nics on seperate PCI busses to the PCI slots, so on a regular board a gigabit nic is more like a 300-400 mb nic. keep in mind.. im talking gig copper

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not to mention to see a good use of the bandwidth your going to need some high speed disks.

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not to mention to see a good use of the bandwidth your going to need some high speed disks.
Not really, even a dvd rom can read faster than some 100mb cards can transfer.

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The pilot training centers I set up all use gigabit tech. All of the data transferred was streaming video and pilot flight online training. It really depends on the switch you are running and server nic speed as well.
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I use a Linksys 8*port Gigabit switch and it works great transfering Videos and large files from computer to computer. 10 time faster than what I can do with my Linksys router.


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