Card Reader Read Speed Is Slow

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http://askubuntu.com – BACKGROUND INFO: My hard drive recently failed and I haven't had the money/time to replace it. I tried a Live version of Ubuntu from a thumb drive and decided I liked it, so in the meantime I've decided to install 12.04 to a SD card and run it from there. I've spent about a week working on drivers, customization, and basic exploration, scouring Google for answers and learning from my mistakes, but a couple of items I could not find any good information on so I've decided to suck it up and ask. PROBLEM(s): I started out installing to a microSD card (within an adapter) simply because I had one, (HowTos)