[A complimentary Cc of this posting was sent to
dinkmeister
], who wrote in article :
> USB is just slow as hell on os2, unfortunately.


Do not think so. My JFS-through-USB1 writes at 900K/sec (with large
files). FAT32 on WinXT writes at about 950K/sec. Looks sane...

(Of course, the situation with USB2 may be very different - but I do
not have it.)

The tests the OP did are just, IMO, very flawed. With such
ridiculously small files (50M!!!) the write speed would have no
relationship to the disk throughput.

Hope this helps,
Ilya