BeebMaster wrote:Well, the old reader only does 1MB/sec in all three slots
Probably so old that it's a USB-1 device.
sweh wrote:1024MAK wrote:Some USB ports on computers are actually via on-board integrated USB hubs. Sometimes some USB ports are indeed slower.
A hub isn't really too much of a problem; USB allows for hubs without noticable degradation of speed. Some machines of that age (not common, but some still existed) had some USB-1 ports and some USB-2 ports. 1MB/s is 8Mbit/s which is close to the USB-1 limit (12Mbit/s). USB-2 can go to 480Mbit/s, and I think can sustain 240Mbit/s (35MB/s).
It really sounds like you have 1*USB1 and 2*USB2 ports on that machine.
BeebMaster wrote:I did lsusb which told me the card reader was registered on bus 3, device 5. I unplugged it and waited a while and put it back in the same slot and it came up as bus 1, device 39 and I was back to 9.9MB/s!