Up until recently I notice the transfer image time has changed when I dump a image from my usb thumb drive. I mainly work with compaq and hp small form factor desktops, 2.4-3.0g range. I have 2 images that I use for work, one image is a 1.4g win2k and an xp image that is 2.3g. The win2k would take 2 mins and xp 4min to transfer, now its taking 7 mins for the win2k and 12min for the xp. Can some one tell me why is this? I've been trying to figure this out for a while now and cannot find any answers. Nothing has changed, the hardware is still the same. Originally I thought it could be the thumb drive, but when I try a different usb drive I get the same results. Does anyone know what would cause the transfer rate to slow down? By the way I am using acronis 8.