Because of the small size of the files the FTP can't have a regular speed of 30 mb/s. Everytime it starts to copy another file it starts from 0 MB/s and then depending on the size gets a maximum speed. If there are alot of small files average speed would be 3 mb/s. But if there are only 3 big files average speed would be 30 MB/s.
This game has about 100,000 24kb files. It takes forever to transfer, and your FTP may crash during the transfer.
Anytime it crashes, restart your FTP program (multi or black box), and just use the "resume queue" on your computer.
Eventually you'll get all the files over.
So just an update::facepalm: Before i left for work yesterday I had placed the NFS game folder on a usb to transfer into the ps3 via awesome file manager. upon returning home today i saw that the status light on the usb was still blinking but the light on the ps3 wasn't. i turned on the tv and on the awesome file manager it showed that it was stuck on one file. so i decided to turn off the system and power it back on. I ftp into the ps3 this time around and compared the game folder sitting on the ps3 and the original game folder on my HD. all files checked out (its all transfered to the ps3) i test booted and it worked!!! This whole time its always worked :facepalm: i just needed to compare the files sooner... FML .. thank you for all your help!! :D