Originally Posted by Bman212121
100mbps port tops out at 12.5MBps theoretical, but more like 10MBps. USB 2.0 is right around 30MBps actual limit, so no matter what you did USB will be 3x faster than using a 100mbps port. Keep in mind that if you throw the server on a gigabit port, the transfer is still limited to 100mbps unless the client is also on a gigabit port.
The most I've ever seen a 100Mbps connection peak was around 12-13MB/s. If all the workstations have 10/100 NIC's then thats as fast as the images can be deployed/created.