I Have a custom USB Mass Storage Device that has been used in Windows XP for years as part of a product. In XP, the device mounts within seconds, with a drive letter and a window. In Windows 7, it takes 4 minutes to do the same. What is the difference between the way Windows 7 and Windows XP mounts a USB Mass storage device?
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Windows 7 performs a consistency check when USB storage is mounted, though I don't know the exact details of the process. I have a couple thumbdrives that I sometimes mount in Linux that always get a little hiccup from Windows 7 the next time I move them over after messing with files.