I have seen this issue posted elsewhere but there haven't been any updates for a while.
I bought a gigabit pci card for my desktop pc to enable direct crossover connection over ethernet between it and my PS3. I can transfer files but at a max speed of about 7MB/s and the gigabit speeds should allow up to 125MB/s. I know the hard drive obviously wouldn't support that but I should still be getting 30-40MB/s shouldn't I? I'm pretty sure I got more than 7MB/s when using the 100 megabit ethernet port built into the motherboard. Vista seems to think that it is working at gigabit speeds, the light on the network card says it's running at gigabit speeds, on the PS3 settings I've tried auto, 1000mb half duplex and 1000mb full duplex so I don't know where the issue is. I'm using a cat5e cable which is supposed to support gigabit, but I've ordered a cat6 cable just to see if there is any difference and will post my results here, but according to wikipedia, cat5e cables in theory are capable of over 10 gigabit speeds. The card is a realtek RTL8169SC. I don't have any other devices with gigabit to check how fast they work but I shouldn't think it is the card as many others have the same issue.
The answers I have found while searching the issue include: the encrypted PS3 file system restricts the speed at which it can be written to, or there is network throttling from vista, or sony have not allowed speeds higher than 100mb in the firmware. Some people have said that they get higher speeds when not using ps3ms and that it could be a software issue.
I'm really stuck on this one but it's a bit stupid including gigabit ethernet on the PS3 if it won't work.
Thanks in advance for your answers,