The financial damage from data loss is a constant worry for any business owner. One of the biggest causes of data loss is actually the network cabling installed in offices. The first thing you should understand about data loss and network cables, is that not all cables are the same; they run anywhere from 100M to 1000Base T (Gigabit) Ethernet. If you use too large of a cable, issues can crop up, like network slowdowns. If the problem gets really bad, data loss. Here are the three main factors that usually are to blame:
- Cable length and attenuation- It’s not only the size of the cable, but also the The longer the cable, the weaker the signal. A weak signal can contribute to data damage.
- Noise- An electrical signal is sent whenever data passes through network cabling. ‘Noise’ occurs whenever an additional electrical signal germinates and creates problems with the data sent.
- Delays- Cabling needs to be twisted; this permits signals sent at the same time to arrive appropriately. If the cabling is not twisted properly, it can result in an exceedingly slow network.