I upgraded our internal network (1 for client machines and 1 for the servers) and have been loving it ever since. We have a few stations that are not getting GB speed (negotiates to 100Mb) but I think that is the lousy installer my boss hired.
The Cisco® SR2024C Compact 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch provides nonblocking, wire-speed switching for your 10, 100, and 1000 megabit network clients. Use this switch to replace your current workgroup hub or switch, and you can upgrade your high-requirement workstations to full Gigabit speeds as necessary, while continuing to service other clients at their current speeds. Or build your network from the ground up, with appropriate link speeds for each user's requirements. Either way, it's ideal for graphics, multimedia, and other applications that have to move large files across the network quickly. And when you need to expand your network even further, the two mini Gigabit Interface Converter (mini-GBIC) ports let you add fiber-optic capability easily and cost-effectively.
With the Cisco SR2024C, you can connect your existing 10/100 Ethernet network to a Gigabit server backbone without any additional equipment. All ports have automatic medium dependent interface (MDI) and MDI crossover (MDI-X) cable detection, so you don't have to worry about the cable type. Each port independently and automatically negotiates for best speed and whether to run in half- or full-duplex mode. Address Learning and Aging is supported, as well as 802.3x flow control with head-of-line (HOL) blocking prevention to keep your high-speed clients from bogging down in lower-speed traffic. Fast store-and-forward switching prevents damaged packets from being passed on to the network.
World-famous Cisco reliability gives you peace of mind, and the rack-mount form factor integrates smoothly into your network infrastructure. Let the Cisco SR2024C Compact 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch kick your network into high gear.