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Dan B

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 21:00

Just assumed, when you said you weren't going to get the adapters until several months later, you were talking about something expensive like this! :D

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=170725


Bart

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 20:41

what do you mean do it properly?
sorry, i was just curious if i could essientally mix cat5e cable with gigabit hardware.
i shall be buying This card.


Dan B

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 18:06

Why not pick up a "cheap" gig-card until you can do it properly?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=167183


Bart

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 17:52

both machines are new machines. so i will be justified in using cat6 then.


Paul

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 16:44

yeah depends how old or new the hardware is, what interface its using, how quick the clockrate on the bus is etc.


Dan B

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 16:38

I'd be very worried if a relatively new hard-drive didn't transfer data above 100Mbps speeds.......one of the new Western Digital SCSi drives officially sustained a transfer speed of 72 MB/sec, which equates to 576Mbps.


Paul

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 16:11

The only thing is, if the hardware won't output at over 100mbit then its pointless going to anything over this.


Bart

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 16:03

:lol:


Well, its basically going to be mirroring files from one PC to another.
both PCs have 10/100/1000 network cards in (or atleast they will have).

Size of data copied over night... approx 100gig each night.

Its backing up to a remote source that requires no input/looking after on my behalf.

[Edited on 06-11-2005 by Bart]


Dan B

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 15:30

quote:
Originally posted by Ian
"So Adam why have you gone massively over budget on this project?"

"Well, I was on this web site and a guy called Dan B said..."

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Paul

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 15:18

Bart,

firstly why are you using gigabit?

Unless the hardware is really shit hot there's no way that you would use 100mbit never mind 1000. If you would like to expand on the type of files being transfered as well as the hardware spec of the two systems transfering the information maybe we could give you some more advice.

[Edited on 06-11-2005 by Paul]


Ian

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 01:16

"So Adam why have you gone massively over budget on this project?"

"Well, I was on this web site and a guy called Dan B said..."


Dan B

posted on 6th Nov 05 at 00:16

quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
quote:
Originally posted by Dan B
Get optical fibre, it looks cooler! :thumbs:


Also costs a fortune :lol:

Money schmoney, it's optical fibre and looks cool! :lol:


Andrew

posted on 5th Nov 05 at 23:02

quote:
Originally posted by Dan B
Get optical fibre, it looks cooler! :thumbs:


Also costs a fortune :lol:


Bart

posted on 4th Nov 05 at 20:35

well, its got a slightly longer route than id hope for.
The card will be a 10/100/1000 very shortly.

The line will be used for mirroring files over night to a remote pc.

Adam


Dan B

posted on 4th Nov 05 at 19:39

Get optical fibre, it looks cooler! :thumbs:


Paul

posted on 4th Nov 05 at 18:40

Answer is yes you can bart. Although cat6 is really expensive unless you are going to be using it for gigabit stuff i'd not bohter and go the cat5 root.


James

posted on 4th Nov 05 at 17:26

CAT 6 supports 10/100 doesnt it? Although IMO its not worth it - may as well go for cat 5e :look:


Bart

posted on 4th Nov 05 at 14:07

if i put CAT 6 cable into an office, but didnt get a gigabit adapter until several months later would i still be ok to use the 10/100 card until then?

or can you only use a 10/100/1000 adapter with cat6?

Adam