I just took an image of a workstation to see if there was any speed
increase ( I had previously made a post awhile back about images seeming
slow) after installing a gigabit switch. We have two HP procurve 10/100
switches that connect the general population with gig uplinks to our new
procurve gigabit switch which also hosts our servers at gigabit speed. I
don't think there was much of an increase in speed, it took 25 minutes to
image a machine with the final image size being 2.56 Gb using balanced
compression. This is doing one at a time with nothing else going on but
general mundane network traffic. Is there any way to speed this process up
further? Possibly take multiple images simultaneously with little network