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Although Cat5e cables can still handily transmit data across Gigabit networks, you should consider Pearstone Cat6 Snagless Patch Cables to help future proof your network. With a sturdy and quick 550MHz transmission speed, Cat6 cables can handle more data quicker. The cables feature compliance with Category 6 568B 2.1 Draft 9 TIA/EIA standards, gold-plated RJ-45 cables and a snagless boot design to help prevent the cables from catching on carpeting, woodwork or in-wall obstacles.
Cat6 cabling's 550Mhz transmission speed makes it more than suitable for Gigabit Ethernet networks, but it can also be used in upgraded 10gbE networks for even faster data transfer. The longitudinal separator in Cat6 cables isolates each of the four pairs of twisted wire construction and allows for greatly reduced near-end crosstalk (NEXT) and higher transmission speeds for resource-hungry applications like streaming video. The UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cables also feature greater flexibility.
Whether moving a server or just rearranging your home office, consider upgrading your cables to the Cat6 standard with Pearstone's Cat6 Snagless Patch Cables.