Why does the PS3 have terrible gigabit ethernet performance?

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by SickBeast, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. SickBeast

    SickBeast Lifer

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    I've hooked up my PS3 to my PC using all gigabit components, and the best I've seen it do is 30mb/sec. I know it should be capable of at least double that speed.

    Is the PS3's gigabit ethernet port capped at 30mb/sec?

    I've tried using tversity and ps3 media server in both Windows 7 and Linux.

    It's frustrating. Do any of you have experience with networking the PS3?

    TIA
     
  2. zerocool84

    zerocool84 Lifer

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    http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3397200?start=0&tstart=0
     
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    a123456 Senior member

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    Yeah, I see a limit of around 20-30M/s while the rest of the network can get 60-70. I always figured it was a software limit but not much you can really do about it. It doesn't get any better with faster hard drives in the PS3 since the 5400 rpm ones can already do 60 on average according to hd tune.
     
  4. SickBeast

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    Thanks for confirming that for me.

    It's too bad we can't install Linux on the thing. I'll bet it could get around these limitations and turn the PS3 into a kick ass media player.