Hello, I have made a thread about this on another forum and will just copy it to here. Thank you for reading. I have been using PS3 Media Server for a long time and it is by far the best option out there for media streaming to PS3
Hey everyone, I'm going to try and not make a huge post, but it might take me awhile to explain what I've done/tried.
My setup is as follows: PC --> Router (Linksys WRT310N) --> PS3
The two wires used are both Cat6 purchased from monoprice. The PC has a 10/100/1000 port as does the PS3 and the router is capable of 4x1000 ports.
Ok, so I have a gigabit network established. The router's lights for connection 1 and 2 are green, indicating a Gigabit speed network (1 Gbps). When I transfer files however, I am getting about 6-7 MB/s, roughly 50 Mbps. Not gigabit speed at all! I got these numbers by timing a 350 MB file 2 times and averaging. I am using the program PS3 Media Server.
I tried to manually set the PS3 settings to a Full Duplex 1000 network, and it worked fine and said 1000 connection in connection status, but it did not increase the file transfer rate.
My PC shows a 1 Gbps speed network.
I also reconnected the PS3 cable into my laptop and did a file transfer and got around 300 Mbps, so something is going on with the PS3 I guess.
I googled and there were some other people with my problem, but a solution was never found. Some suggested it may be limited by the speed of the hard drive. The PS3 does only have a 5400 rpm drive, but 6-7 MB/s ??? That seems way too low to be bottlenecked solely by a hard drive.
Anyone have any ideas or experiences with this? I'm not worried about streaming media since I doubt I'll play a movie with more than 50 Mbps, but I sometimes transfer files and since I ran this Cat6 cable, I'd like to make the most of it by getting gigabit speeds.
Thank you for any input.Has anyone tested their gigabit connection by file transfer? I'm just curious if anyone has really SEEN the gigabit connection working at gigabit speeds, as opposed to just their router / pc telling them it is a gigabit connection. Note that a gigabit connection should be getting at LEAST 30 Megabytes per second transfer rate.