Yeah, I know... I pounced too hard. Sorry, it wasn't really intended to be aimed directly at *YOU* per se, just the "concept."
What I'm railing against is the misguided idea that someone reads that something has a GIG port and infers that it means that they should be able to actually move data to or from that device at *any* specific rate.
That's just not a valid interpretation of spec.
I mean, at WHAT RATE would it need to move data for people to be satisfied that it is a "Gig port?" 150 meg? 300 meg? 600 meg?
Sometimes (rarely, but sometimes, nonetheless) I get 110-120 megabits per second from my Hub... so it's definitely more than it'd get with a 10/100-only port...
I'm also a participant on a number of NAS forums, and it *ROYALLY* peeves me when people say "This thing says it has a GIG PORT! It doesn't! All I get is 700 meg!!!"
As if there's such a thing as a 700-meg ethernet port. People are too Black & White. By God, if it says it has a Gig port, I'd better be able to move 1000 megabits per second in and out!
So I've made it my personal crusade to make sure people don't confuse two COMPLETELY different aspects of networking.
There's the INTERFACE capability, and then there's the THROUGHPUT capability.
Sorry... Hell, I guess I'm touchy this week! Again, not peeved at you...just me trying to keep things straight!
Have you noticed the plethora of USB to GigE "dongles" out there these days?
There's people all over Product Reviews that complain that they're only getting 200 megabits / second through that.
That is PHENOMENAL! But these folks don't understand that USB ITSELF is the limit, not some deliberate misinformation campaign...
Same is true for the Hub.
The Hub is PROCESSOR bound; but that doesn't mean it's not actually a gig-ethernet port.