For the first time I ran it and all worked ok for 2 different cards.. but...
one gave writing speed of 776Kbyte/s
it was a 16GB card allegedly class 10
the other was a 8GB Class 4
and gave 861KByte/s
truly awful !
Now the motherboard is about 1 1/2 years old with 8GB ram running W 7 pro.
I put the SD card in a holder which is marked SD MMC/RS-MMC USB2.0
I thought maybe its this is where the problem is ?
The USB port services a WiFi dongle that has achieved 6MB/s so I don't think its the USB port
Any thoughts very very welcome !