Network switches usually come in speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and that's all fine and dandy, then I got thinking..
Suppose I have an 8 port 1000 Mbps switch, each port connected to a client. If a computer on port (lets say 3) is sending data at 1000 Mbps to a client on port 8, does that saturate all the available bandwidth for clients on other ports? Let's say at the same time another client (port 6) which is capable of 1000 Mbps transfers is about to start talking to the NAS on port 5. Are both data transactions going to half in speed?
Thanks in advance.