A method and system are provided for enabling simultaneous cut-through and store-and-forward transmission of frames in high speed network devices. A Buffer Parameter Vector chains multiple frame buffers together. Frame Parameter Vectors created for each unique version of a frame are used to manage frames as they flow through the network device. Cut-through/store-and-forward decision logic determines whether frames can be transmitted by cut-through or store-and-forward. Multiple unique frames or copies of a frame that are to be transmitted store-and-forward have their Frame Parameter Vectors chained together by pointers. The cut-through/store-and-forward decision logic steps through the chain of Frame Parameter Vectors resulting in the frames associated with each Frame Parameter Vector being transmitted.