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Old 08-18-2003, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im horrible at math and was curious how fast are those 1 gigabit networks really are compared to a typical hard disk. lets say i have an 7200 rpm hard disk with ata/133 interface , so does that make gigabit networks 1/133rd the speed of the hard disk?

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omg im an idiot, that doesnt even make sense, i found the conversion at google:

1 gigabit per second = 128 megabyte per second

so a gigabit network can provide slightly less throughput than a 7200 ata/133 hard disk at 133 megabytes per second. sorry i would delete this thread but i dont think i can. well, at least i learned something : )
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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haha, well Im glad you cleared this up for yourself.

Kind of a confusing question that you posed though.... How did you come up with that? Random thought?
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well they've got really fast HDD's like the Seagate Cheetah (10,000/15,000RPM)

they cost heaps though
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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wondering if you got confused between gigaBYTE and gigaBIT. IF you didnt, forget this post
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when working with the internet and networks they use bits per second but hard disks use bytes per second which is more. i wasnt sure how to convert the 2 measurements.
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8 bits=1 byte (as there are 8 binary digits [bits] in 1 byte)
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