Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/13/qanda_usb_speed/

USB 2.0 - or not?

Q&A

By Charlie Mansour

Posted in Hardware, 13th May 2008 08:02 GMT

Is it me, or do the USB 2.0 ports on my laptop seem too slow? I copied some files from a friend onto a USB stick, and they copied quickly. But transferring them onto my machine was very different.

It's a new machine, so it's not like they're USB 1.1 ports, but the speed definitely doesn't seem to be up to USB 2.0 par.

Bad laptop? Bad ports? Or is there a setting I can tweak to put this right?