Msg#: 4174029 posted 1:25 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
It may be hardware, software, or even the OS. One thing I can tell you for certain on Win machines is that I have found that archived files (.zip and friends) transfer much, much quicker than uncompressed directories and directory structures.
Msg#: 4174029 posted 2:19 am on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
You didn't mention which level of the USB spec your drive was using. It's possible that the Windows 7 drivers developed for that external drive utilize that protocol more efficiently and allow faster data transfer. I've read that most USB connections only use about 2/3rds of the potential transfer rate.