Here's a tricky problem that maybe someone can solve... I have two LaCie hard disks connected to my iMac G5. I need to transfer everything from the full hard drive to the empty one, because the empty one has a USB 2.0 port (and my new laptop has no firewire, so this is how I'll get my files onto my new laptop... by moving everything to a compatible hard drive). Since Firewire 400 is somewhat faster than USB 2.0, they're both connected to my iMac via Firewire for now. Drive 1: LaCie 250 GB, almost full. Has a Firewire 400 port. Reads/writes very fast. Drive 2: LaCie 250 GB, completely empty. Has Firewire 400 and USB 2.0. Reads just fine, but writes at about 1MB/s, whether using FW or USB. What's going on? Some extra notes: Both are formatted as journaled, but reformatting the empty one as not-journaled makes no difference. Daisy-chaining the empty one to the full one via Firewire also makes no difference in speed. Help!!!! What's wrong with this empty hard drive?