I would like to buy a new switch and I would like to understand what type of performance to expect…
When buying a pro-grade switch (the few times i have done it) I was able to find information about the back plane speed (cannot remember the correct terminology, sorry), but it doesnt seem that easy for consumer-grade switches.
I see a spec quoted often that seems to be my best hope is: Mpps…
is that Mega packets per second? if so what exactly does that mean?
is it 1,000,000 packets per second or 2^20 packets maybe (1048576)?
also what is the packet size is it the frame size?
or am i dreaming thinking any consumer-grade switch will be honest/meet specs/ever perform.
Sorry for being a noob… just trying to find out what sort of performance I can actually expect from a switch. Some list bandwidth, but this number sometimes looks suspicious.
My use case is mutiple data sources and consumers on the same switch, i am happy with each being limited to 1Gbps but ideally i would like mutiple 1Gbps consumers and producers at the same time. I dont think i will be using this much bandwidth day-to-day but i specifically want to test performance for some other stupid pointless stuff i am doing.
I do have a pro-grade switch or two kicking about but they are helluva noisy and if some $20 thing of amazon will do i would rather use that.
As a side note i hope to upgrade to 1Gbps internet soonish so in theory just a NAS + internet could flood my LAN if the overall though-put is not there.