Thanks, but shouldn't the speeds from the computer TO the flash drive be faster? It's coming off a 7200rpm hdd and going through a USB 3.0 port. It should be faster than 5mb/s.
nope, it will be slower when you're copying data TO the USB drive because you are WRITING to the USB drive. if you were copying data FROM the USB drive then you would be READING the USB drive, and as the READ speed is quicker that the WRITE speed on the flash drive you'll get faster speeds copying data from the flash drive.
I also second the thought that getting a faster flash drive (which uses USB3) will be the only way to make it faster.
EDIT: posted a few minutes after you select the best answer and unofficially 'close' the thread!