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Physical vs Software Speed Limitations 

Ports provide a vital interface between devices and personal computers but they sometimes have their setbacks that curtail their speed when transferring information between devices, especially on an internet connection. Speed limitations may also come about as a result of defects with relevant software applications. In order for ports to work optimally, their designated port speed has to be appropriately matched with speed of the device that is connected. Parity is able to detect any of the errors in the transmission process and has an error detection function which is operated using a communication protocol.

On wall plates for computer ports, it is possible for there to be operational issues concerning signals but this is dependent on the set up of an individual computer. USB ports usually have a problem of losing signal especially if the cable is long. When this is the case, a device known as a booster cable is used. Software is usually well dedicated and unless there is a certain registry problem, it hardly slows the rate of flow of communication especially when the data is being sent at a defined speed.

The software being used manipulates the data accordingly in the form that it sent therefore it merely acts on what it receives. The hardware aspect of data transfer is more responsible for the maximum data quantity with its rate being measured in megabits per second or gigabits per second. The upgrade of port speed may be carried out on a backup network within a dedicated server. Software such as registries play their role in maintaining speed by controlling the system databases and computer operations. When there are significant registry errors, many operations are corrupted or cannot function, thus, there is a reduction in the overall performance of the computer including the various ports transmitting data.