Overview of BandwidthThe amount of data that can be passed along a communications channel in a given period of time. For analog devices, such as standard telephones, bandwith is the range of frequencies that can be transmitted and is expressed in hertz (cycles per second). In computer systems, bandwidth is measured in bits per second. The greater the bandwidth is, the more data can be sent within a fixed period of time, usually one second.
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More Information on BandwidthBandwidth is one of the most critical factors in computer network performance, particularly when video is edited across the network. When used with a shared storage server, applications like Final Cut Pro require that enough bandwidth is available to support the video editing process. If too little bandwidth is available, then frames can be dropped in Final Cut. However, it's important to understand that increasing the amount of bandwidth on a network does not solve all network performance problems. Latency needs to be optimized as well.
Small Tree's Mac network card drivers can be tuned to favor latency over bandwidth or vice versa, ensuring that performance is always smooth and reliable. This is one of the reasons we're able to provide an affordable, ethernet-based shared storage server solution that gets the same job done as a more expensive fibre-channel cluster system setup.
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