I would like to confirm or deny something in my head, basically it's a theoretical versus real world situation.
Please bear with me as I try to explain the situation.
Say I have a 100Mbps switch with a server plugged into it as well as say 10 pc's, all these 10 pc's have a good 100Mbps connection to the server.
Now say 50 meters away I connect another 100Mbps switch to the first one via ethernet cable and connect another 10 pc's to this new switch.
This second group of 10 pc's have a 100Mbps connection with the server and theoretically operate over the network as well as the first group of 10 pc's BUT in the real world is this really the case especially if the network traffic is quite busy.
I kind of equate it to cars on a road, the first group of 10 pc's have their own road into the first switch while the second group of pc's are all sharing one road from the second switch into the first switch so if the network traffic is quite busy the second group of 10 pc's will have a degraded connection to the server.
Now this is a small network to explain the situation but also consider this in a bigger implementation, am I right in saying that pc's with a direct cable into the same switch as the server can have a better connection than pc's connecting via another switch?