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Right now we have 2 switches and 2 hubs at the office.  We wanted to clean it up a bit so I bought a Dell PowerConnect 3348, 48 port switch.  I am going to take away the 2 hubs, and 1 of the other switches, leaving the new and an old switch.  Is it just plug and play?  
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Switches should just work - connect the uplink or WAN port to the rest of your network (or router), and connect all your pcs to the LAN ports.  Very simple.  I assume the new switch is just as fast or faster than the old equipment.
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Yes just connect them with a crossover cable, a lot of New switches dont need this as they "auto-sense" whats plugged into them but get in the habbit and youll never go wrong see my website http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.long007/patchlead.htm crossover cable wiring is halfway down

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Time for coffee, Pete? ;-)
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LOL was trying to dig out that hyperlink :)
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That is what I thought, but the documentation for the Dell PowerConnect 3348 talks about connecting to a terminal and configuring.  Whats with that?
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That's for additional options that your switch may have, like filtering.
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Do you guys no much about creating partitions on a new server with Raid?
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Thanks for the grade!

As far as I know, creating a partition on a RAID is no different than for a single drive, because that's what the OS sees.
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Callandor is correct unless you are talking about hardware RAID then it depend on the RAID card :)
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Good clarification, Pete!
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