I remember reading something about it somewhere there, it said is store and forward...
I also think that they do only store and forward.
Building the Address Table
With multiple MAC addresses supported on all ports, you can connect any port on the switch to
individual workstations, repeaters, switches, routers, or other network devices. The switch provides
dynamic addressing by learning the source address of packets it receives on each port and adding the
address and its associated port number to the address table. As stations are added or removed from the
network, the switch updates the address table, adding new dynamic addresses and aging out those that
are not in use.
The aging interval is configured on a per-switch basis. However, the switch maintains an address table
for each VLAN, and STP can accelerate the aging interval on a per-VLAN basis.
The switch sends packets between any combination of ports, based on the destination address of the
received packet. Using the MAC address table, the switch forwards the packet only to the port or ports
associated with the destination address. If the destination address is on the port that sent the packet, the
packet is filtered and not forwarded. The switch always uses the store-and-forward method: complete
packets are stored and checked for errors before transmission