I am attempting to copy a large amount of data from one server to another. 2003 server to 2008 server (both servers have 1gb NIC'S. I HAVE been finding different answers:
1. Is a cross connect require (I believe : Gigabit or 10 Gigabit devices in practice) use auto-MDIX to automatically switch to the proper configuration once a cable is connected. The other four wires are used but are not crossed since auto-MDIX is mandatory at the higher data rates (1000BASE-T transmits and receives on all pairs simultaneously without any dedicated send/transmit pairs).
I just want to be sure (crunch time --- have to move 500Gb of info from one to another and our network is pathetically slow.