I have a notebook with 100Mbit Ethernet, and often need to transfer gigabytes of data to/from PC. Using "only" 100Mbit (12.5MB/sec) is slow: I get max 10MB/sec, no matter what protocol is used (SSHFS, SMB, ...). Of course, it's the overhead.
What kind of alternative and non-expensive hardware would you suggest, which would allow much higher transfer speeds?
EDIT1: The notebook has only USB-2.0 and Ethernet 100MBit; but no Firewire, no eSATA, ...
EDIT2: I am transferring non-compressible and non-incremental data: mostly captured photography and videos.