I have two computers that are connected by a crossover cable. They also have each another nic card that are used to access the internet thru a router and cable modem. The question I have is, both of my computers have a 10/100/1000 nic card that have the crossover cable plugged into. But yet it takes a 700mb file over a minute to transfer. Doing my math. With 1000 megabits transfer rate, shouldnt the file only take 5 seconds or so (1000mbits/8 = 125mbytes and 700mb file/125mbytes/s=5.6 seconds) ? Well, I know it also may come down to the speed of the hard drive on both computers...so is this now my bottleneck? The hard drives? isnt the transfer speed for the average HD like 60mb/s (megabytes/second)? If so, that would still be like 11 seconds to transfer a 700 mb file. Yet it's still taking over a minute to transfer that. How to I take advantage of the 1000 megabit transfer rate??? What is causing it to be so slow?