Gigabit arrives in the mainstream

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by akuma, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. akuma macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2001

    "On the wired side, Netgear showed off its new family of Gigabit products, including the $90 Copper Gigabit Adapter, $199 8-port Fast Ethernet Switch with Copper Gigabit Link, and $1,590 16-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch. These Gigabit products, which transmit data at speeds up to 1Gbps (10 times faster than Fast Ethernet and 100 times faster than Ethernet), integrate seamlessly with your network using existing Category 5 cabling. By connecting your company servers to switches with Gigabit Ethernet, you can boost your network bandwidth and speed up access. Also, because Gigabit Ethernet is based on previous Ethernet standards, you don't have to spend money to train employees--especially important for midsized businesses with limited resources and small IT staffs. "

    It's nice to see the rest of the computer industry catching up. :)
  2. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    old news

    10 gigbit is comming soon.. everything from mass storage to simple networking is going to be 10 gigbit. Why use anything else. Printing, networking, storage, file servers, everything. Industry is adapting it soon. Soon there after it will be avaible for consumers

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