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Matt GeierRe: Using File Sharing Mac feature between three Mac Pros?
by on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:29:30 pm

Austin,

Dual, Quad, Six, Twelve, Ethernet Ports...;
Each Ethernet port on the Mac Pro can connect and operate independently.

You keep the one you have in place now for the current network.
You take the second port and put it on a new network.

Ethernet is very smart considering the complexity behind networking. It can figure out the fastest way to get from point A to point B over the available network connections it has.
--- For example an iMac or MacBook Pro can use Wireless for one connection (internet, email, dns), and the second connection with the hardwire for another active network (video editing, file upload download to storage, etc...)

Software Downloads / Testing Tools;
You'll find that there will be a mix of tools to show you different results...some for data transfer speeds, some for video streams performance, etc... Each one will have options to get results back and talk about what they are showing you.

Ethernet Speeds;
Ethernet is quite more then capable of just 1Gb speeds.
It can also support 10Gb speeds. Of which many references can be found through these forums.
Looking into the future, you can look at places like IEEE and see further development around the standards for support of 40Gb and even 100Gb speeds over Ethernet.

So do not worry. Ethernet certainly isn't going away.

What are you intending to do on your network?
What kind of speeds do you want to see / think you should have?

Matt Geier
(Video Networking Solutions Expert)
(Creative Design Workflow Consultant)
(Social Media Networks Consultant)
(Technical Video Industry Sales Consultant)


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