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I'm at work right now so can't test anything.

I should clarify, since beginning of summer my PC and PS3 have both been getting around 12Mbits. But since the last month/3weeks my PS3 has been getting 16Mbits while my PC was still getting 12Mbits. My PS3 is wired into the router, where as my PC is in the next room over with wireless-g card (that only gets 3 of 5 bars signal strength).

I've been testing it pretty frequently for months at all times of days and the test have always came out 12Mbits for my PC. So I'm pretty confident it was not just a "good night" for traffic/speeds or at least its a much smaller possibility.

I work 11hrs a day, 5 days a week so I just forget by the time I get home call Qwest. But also my friend has called them before about similar issues and he said they just test the modems connection to their hub which is ALWAYS max, despite any "real world" test you might show them, so basically they won't help you, so I also have bothering calling keeping this in mind and remember the ridiculous-ness I went thru at Cox.

All that aside, getting back on track, so everyone agrees there is NO way the hard drive could affect download speeds even though that is the ONLY thing that has changed? And I guess back off track, then what else could it be? I'll try more when I get I home but as I said I'm confident it was not a "one night" only thing as I've NEVER had it do that before, it's always stayed stable around about 12Mbits, never varying too much one way or the other.
Your PC connected via 802.11G could account for differences between your PC and PS3 during this time, especially if there was any extra traffic on the 2.4Ghz band during that time.

To answer your question, there is no way that the harddrive could account for the difference, unless, it had trouble maintaining the 16Mb/s rates, which is markedly low, for any harddrive made in the last 10 years.
    
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unless, it had trouble maintaining the 16Mb/s rates, which is markedly low, for any harddrive made in the last 10 years.
Or dying. I have a HDD that used to have a write speed of around 30Mbps which is dying, the new write speed is around 4Mbps.
    
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Hard drives can bottleneck if you have Gigabit internet/LAN. However, your internet is only 12 Mb/s or 1.5 MB/s. The slowest, healthy SATA1 hard drive I have used was at 35 MB/s. You hard drive is likely not a bottleneck for your internet.
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I have to agree with guys above. I have a ageing 2.5" laptop 80GB in my 2nd PC (The primary drive packed up) It'll still write at a minimum of 12MB per sec, slow I know but it was the same speed 6 years ago.
I believe your being throttled by your wireless signal/traffic/router.
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