Thanks in advance for your help. Here's my situation. I've got a 1GB Lexar CF card which I use with a Minolta A2 camera. I get the images off into my powerbook using a PC-card CF reader. For the last several months, copying photos off of the card has been very slow. Last night I copied 75 images (about 800MB) onto my hard drive in about 15 minutes. I've reformatted the card already, but that didn't fix anything. While copying images, my CPU usage goes up to 100% the entire time, mainly due to a system_kernel process. Is it possible for a CF card to 'go bad' like this and cause things to slow down, or should I suspect the card reader? I don't have multiple CF cards or readers to independently check which one is bad. Thanks for the help.