[kwlug-disc] Fwd: [TLUG]: Dlink DIR-825 wireless router one-day sale $119.99

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Fri May 21 16:09:36 EDT 2010

I backup everything in the wee hours of the morn.  I've got nothing that 
takes days to transfer, even backups.  If I had a one up  like that, a 
crossover cable's probably the way to go.

On 21/05/10 04:01 PM, unsolicited wrote:
> Raul Suarez wrote, On 05/21/2010 2:58 PM:
>> --- On Fri, 5/21/10, Insurance Squared Inc.
>> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>>> A one gigabit router doesn't in the end provide anything useful
>>> that a 10/100 does, right?
> Wrong. Internal traffic.
>> I was planning to wire Gigabit at home but re-thought it based on
>> the following:
>> - When you talk about going out to the Internet, you are right.
>> Actually I don't even get why they discontinued wireless G for
>> people that have just one or two devices.
>> - When we are taking about transferring data internally, then you
>> are bound to the HDD speed so unless you have a RAID with perfect
>> geometry, you may not get the full speed.
> So what. You'll still save over 100 full duplex. Transfers that take 
> days take a few hours.
>> - If you have multiple devices talking to other devices
>> concurrently, then you may use the Gigabit bandwith.
> Concurrency is irrelevant.
>> So, bottom line, still faster than 100 Mb but unlikely you will
>> fully utilize it at home at this point.
> Try it. You'll never go back.
> Especially, given the cost difference, 10/100 shouldn't even appear on 
> anyone's shopping list any more. It would be like buying 8-track today.
> Play safe - back up your systems, the entire system, today. Daily.
> What's your data, let alone your time, worth to you?
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