I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :(
External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on flash drives. And the latency on flash drives is huge. Computer often becomes unresponsive when accessing multiple file.
Here the spec say that it should reach the max. transfer speeds of the USB port: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10462
That's 480Mbits/s aka 60 MB/sec, way more than 2 MB/sec...
Is there anything wrong with my computer or settings? I'm running on Windows 7. And the computer is a Dell Vostro laptop