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June 15, 2005, 2:59 pm
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several switches and I'm noticing differences in port buffer size.
Usage will be accessing an MS Access database over the LAN by about 4
users, but usually no more than 2 users are using the DB simultaneously.
There is a Netgear I was looking at but the port buffer size is 32bytes.
Another just says 1MB buffer memory. I assume the 1MB means total
memory and not per port?
NETGEAR GS608 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch (8 port)
Buffer memory: 1MB
NETGEAR GS108 10/100/1000Mbps Copper Gigabit Switch (8 port)
Buffer memory: 32Kbytes per port
ZyXEL GS-108 10/100/1000Mbps 8 Port Gigabit Workgroup Switch
Buffer memory: 256KB
For my purposes, how much of a difference will the port buffer size make
performance wise? Is there a recommended minimum you would not go under?
Any advice or recommendations in this area would be appreciated! Thank you!