Re: I feel the need,the need for speed
The USB interface itself may be capable of higher speeds (though don't expect much more than 1MB/s on USB 1...), but the flash memory in the camera may not be particularly fast at all. You get the highest speed in sequential read/writes of large files. If you have multiple smaller files (photos etc), then you won't get near your theoretical maximum speed anyway.
Have you tried copying the files from your camera to a different PC? If the files transfer more quickly on another PC then obviously there's an issue with your current one. But don't expect miracle speeds from a USB camera, especially an old one, the older flash memory is notorious for not being particularly quick anyway. (different technology to modern solid state drives).
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