I recently bought my first mac - a 13" macbook pro, base model. I needed to transfer a file from my mac to a pc. I transfered the 7gb file from my mac to an external hard drive and it took 3 hours. However when I transferred the file from the hard drive to the pc it took 4 minutes. I still cannot believe the different myself even though I am writing it. The pc is a 3 year old gateway, with decent specs but certainly not the latest. What is the deal? That just seems crazy.