This is noticible on ALL of my usb flash drives regardless which computer I use them on. When new, the flash drives open quickly, or in a few seconds. After a while of being used, they become very slow to startup when plugged in. Reason for this? Normal for slowness when no longer brand-new? Few days old, startup or open fast. Few weeks of age, slow very slow to startup or open.
Do what about it? Use external hard drive instead? Pure storage on CD or DVD? I like the convenience of the usb flash drive and ability to run some programs on them, although I use mostly usb flash drives for external storage. I'm curious to know more about them, and if I'm expecting too much from them.