My USB ports have been working slow. Really slow.. The speeds even decrease to KB/s while copying to flash disks.. I was looking for a solution.. I checked the specs here and this is the output from lshw (the USB part).

From what I understand in the output.. My USB ports are listed as having 1.10 capabilities. The specs however show them as USB 2 ports. Why is this happening? BUG ?? Need to dig up more to get to the bottom of this.

*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 ioport:1800(size=32)

*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@2
logical name: /dev/usb2
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s

*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:19 ioport:1820(size=32)

*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@3
logical name: /dev/usb3
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s

*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:18 ioport:1840(size=32)

*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@4
logical name: /dev/usb4
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s

*-usb
description: Bluetooth wireless interface
product: HP Integrated Module
vendor: Broadcom Corp
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@4:2
version: 1.00
capabilities: bluetooth usb-2.00
configuration: driver=btusb speed=12.0MB/s

*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: uhci bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:16 ioport:1860(size=32)

*-usbhost
product: UHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 uhci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@5
logical name: /dev/usb5
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-1.10
configuration: driver=hub slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s

*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
resources: irq:23 memory:de304000-de3043ff

*-usbhost
product: EHCI Host Controller
vendor: Linux 2.6.27.21-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 ehci_hcd
physical id: 1
bus info: usb@1
logical name: /dev/usb1
version: 2.06
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: driver=hub slots=8 speed=480.0MB/s

*-usb UNCLAIMED
description: Video
vendor: Ricoh Co., Ltd
physical id: 4
bus info: usb@1:4
version: 1.00
capabilities: usb-2.00
configuration: maxpower=100mA speed=480.0MB/s