When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before the mouse cursor moves. When I finally get the cursor over the x and click it nothing happens for 10+ seconds. I've tried this with all desktop effects disabled but the issue persists.
Software: Linux Mint 9 KDE Hardware:
- Asus SLI motherboard
- NVidia 6600 GPU
- 2 GB Ram
- 2 GB Swap
- AMD Athlox X2 @ 3800+
To me this hardware should not have any issues running this software and it doesn't until I copy files using USB. Where should I start looking to figure this one out? I'm kind of thinking the graphics driver may be part of the problem but I don't know for sure.