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Do i really upgrade 100mbps to gig switch

Do i really upgrade 100mbps  to gig switch ,what is the high time to move Gig 

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Nearly all Cisco switches

Nearly all Cisco switches sold are GigabitEthernet so you don't really have a choice.  

The question of to-gig-or-not-to-gig has long been resolved.   A lot of applications couple by the high speed of hard drives can really have an impact on a network running FastEthernet to the desktop.  

 

 

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Nearly all Cisco switches

Nearly all Cisco switches sold are GigabitEthernet so you don't really have a choice.  

The question of to-gig-or-not-to-gig has long been resolved.   A lot of applications couple by the high speed of hard drives can really have an impact on a network running FastEthernet to the desktop.  

 

 

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Hican you elaborate how the

Hi

can you elaborate how the HDD speed and network speed related to ?

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In the olden days (about 10

In the olden days (about 10 years ago), the problem with FastEthernet speed was that there was more than enough to feed a PC.  The CPU was too slow.  The HDD was too slow in reading/writing.

 

Now with multi-core CPU and very fast SCSI or solid state drives, PCs can now chew the bandwidth way above FastEthernet.  I am not saying that a PC can use up to 1 Gbps.  What I am implying is PCs and laptops nowadays can be seen pushing above 100 Mbps with relative ease.  

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