said by Malcolm :Even my green spindle hard drives read/write at faster than 90MB/s. This is nothing new. I easily get 95MB/s throughput when transferring files over my network to any of the thirty plus green hard drives I have in my unRAID servers. The WD green ones are slowest while my 5900 rpm drives go over 105MB/s and with a 7200rpm drive I can go over 110MB/s going to my cache drive on both my unRAID boxes. now if I go PC to PC between SSDs or between my RAid 0 setups I can easily get faster than those 7200rpm spindle drives.
As most of you are aware, 700mbps = 90mB/s which is beyond the write speed of virtually all spindle based harddrives on the market, and even first and second generation solid state drives. Then factor in that many of these tests were done with Flash plugins in their browser, and you have to speculate on how fast browser cache was being filled before it was allowed to write to disk.
The default cache for many torrent applications is 8mb and will cause disk errors on a piddly 100mbit connection. I thought I was hot shit when I ran into this and 100mbit was brand new.
The limiting factor here is more likely the end users hardware.
Stop freaking out. It's still a trial.