This should prove useful for the 0.001% of consumers who have 10Gbps in their home.
It's driven me nuts for a while that my NAS could theorhetically output at 2x the speed of 1Gbps, and an SSD, about 5x. Talk about being overdue for an upgrade.
Yep, get yourself a Gigabit router and switch there, Rob!
Yeh, now they need to start spreading that internet further than just areas that have horses for means of transportation..
(But hey? The Amish live in Pennsylvania, they don't use computers..but they do drive horse drawn carriages)
Big bark, little bite. Unless 10GbE drops
With 1GbE nearly 15 years old you'd think technologically we'd be able to buy a cheap NIC that can easily max out, yet still you need to pick carefully as half those NICS are utter trash barely capable of 250Mbps. Even top-end 10GbE cards struggle to max out past 80% of the theoretical with top line hardware.
Networking manufacturers need to start stepping up because it's annoying having to deal with such crap gear that's already out there incapable of supporting the bare minimum standards of the Ethernet protocol. If you can't perform, don't sell it.
This seems to be a bit of a stretch. 10Gbps is just starting to become more popular outside the data center but still not the norm. 40Gbps is just starting to take hold in data center environments and hopefully 100Gbps will be supported soon. Until that happens I don't see 10Gbps being pushed out to the end users anytime in the near future. Not to mention there is no infrastructure to support it with the exception of some of the larger enterprises and the government but even most of their infrastructure won't support it.