[windows2000] Re: Cabling for a house

  • From: "Chris Berry" <compjma@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:54:13 -0800

>From: "Costanzo, Ray" <rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sure, I'll run right out and pick up 2000 feet of fiber cable.  ;]
>Isn't that quite expensive?  Maybe I'm just remember back to my
>post-high school days when we needed to replace a 90 foot length of
>fiber cable for our Norand cash register at Pizza Hut, and it cost like
>$15,000 or something ridiculous.

I don't think they're that expensive nowadays, although they're still more 
than copper.

>Right now we're fine with our 100Mb network.  But in setting up a new
>home server this weekend and copying 30 GB of files over the 100Mb
>network, it made me really want something faster.  Who knows, maybe the
>bottleneck is actually the write speed of my hard drives and a faster
>network wouldn't make any difference.  But regardless, I figure we'll
>run this network for a few years before we go wireless.

If this isn't something you do very often, why not just set up each machine 
with a removeable hard drive bay, buy a spare drive and swap files that way.

Chris Berry
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

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