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10GB/s vs 1GB/s


Keep seeing in your video's about 10GB/s ethernet ports/adapters for NAS.

Getting confused here as what is point of 10GB/s ethernet if ISP bandwidth is 100MB/s (home user).

Sorry if such a dumb question but seems pointless spending out extra for this if never going to use it (no doubt am missing something important but just cannot see it)

Perhaps this might be a good question for you to add to your next video of' dumb questions about NAS drives'.


Stephen Jeffery
Having a 10Gb Ethernet port on a NAS does not necessarily mean that you will get 10Gb speeds when using it, as it is dependent on the speed of your internet service provider (ISP) and the capabilities of your network infrastructure. In your case, if your ISP provides a maximum bandwidth of 100 Mb/s, you will not be able to take advantage of the full 10 Gb speed. However, having a 10 Gb Ethernet port can still be beneficial in certain situations.

For example, if you have a network infrastructure that can support 10 Gb speeds, such as a switch with 10 Gb ports, having a NAS with a 10 Gb Ethernet port would allow you to transfer data between other devices on your network at high speeds. Additionally, if you plan on expanding your network infrastructure in the future, having a NAS with a 10 Gb Ethernet port would be a good investment as you can take advantage of faster speeds in the future.

In summary, the main benefit of having a 10 Gb Ethernet port on a NAS is the potential for faster network speeds, but it will ultimately depend on your network infrastructure and ISP capabilities.

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