Copying 4GB from a USB flash drive to my Linux partition. The flash drive is NTFS formatted (I believe, it's Windows formatted). The transfer is incredibly slow and blocks the computer frequently causing lag and hanging applications.
My transfer rate is 1.2 MB/sec and that is the max it has hit when I let the File Operations window have focus. I can do the equivalent operation on my windows machine at 100MB.
Why is this so slow under Ubuntu and significantly faster in Win 7?
NOTE: I installed Ubuntu from Windows using the Windows Installs as a Dual Boot option. Does this process use "Ramdisk" or some weird thing that might be causing this?