[windows2000] Re: Upgrading to gigabit network

  • From: "Ray Costanzo" <ray@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:50:15 -0500

That's a good thought Doug, thanks.  I'll run some time trials today.


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jensen, Douglas
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 9:07 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Upgrading to gigabit network

Without doing any calculations (as if I would know how) how much time does
it take to copy that same file from one hard drive on a machine to another
hard drive on that same machine. If it is significantly less than 23 minutes
then my guess is it you would benefit from a faster network.
I know there are other things that happen to the file when you start moving
it from one hard drive and go over the network to another computer and hard
drive but if transferring it from one HD to another on the same machine also
takes about 23 minutes than I am pretty sure a faster network will not help.


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Costanzo
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 10:09 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Upgrading to gigabit network

Hi group,
At home, I have a 100Mbps network setup and I'm trying to find out if it'd
be worth upgrading my hardware to support gigabit speeds.  I'm doing a lot
of moving large files among machines, and it takes quite a while.  But, is
the speed more determined by the target machine's hard drive?  The network
speed?  Something else?  Most of the machines in my domain have ordinary
ATA/100 7200 RPM hard drives.  It takes about 23 minutes to move a 4.3 GB
file from my machine to another.  I have one 16 port switch and four 4-8
port switches I'd have to replace, so before incurring that expense, I'd
like to know if there'd be any real benefit to it.
Thank you,
Ray at home

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