I have a 4TB personal cloud sitting on my desk here. I bought a 100mb switch to plug it in to and that works fine.
I tested a 1GB switch from the office using the desktop app. The utilisation on the 1GB switch barely passed 15% and there were constant stoppages by the desktop app in the transfer. So I decided not to buy myself a 1GB switch.
But today I tested ftp and on the 100mb switch the ftp program drives the ethernet card at 100%.
So I was wondering if someone could tell me if ftp would drive a 1GB switch at 100% across the connection.
I ask because I bought the drive specifically to back up virtual machines that are about 100GB each.
I went to the store to buy a USB connected drive but the cloud idea caught my imagination and the speed of backups is really not much of a deal, right?
Thanks in advance.