I was synching my iPod and noticed I was getting about 1.5mbps when using the front USB port on my system. I plugged it into the integrated rear port, and got my usual ~12mbps. I got a bit suspicious and benched a flash drive with Sandra, and sure enough, the front port seems top be running slow. This is my first system with a case with front ports - is this normal that it's dramatically slower? Having said that though, I copied a ~250mb file to the flash drive on both ports, and the transfer time was roughly the same.