To cut along story short I had to move 500gb from an external hardive to my laptop and PC (divided between the two) and then back to a new external hdd. The data rate between the laptop and the HDD seemed to be alot quicker than it did with my desktop. I know my desktop is USB2.0 as is the laptop. Anyone give a reason as to why it appears to be running so slow? I just moved a 400MB video from my computer to a USB flash drive it took 12 mins, the same file from the laptop to the flash drive took just under 3. Why? I've googled and asked jeeves but get no sense from neither.