then its your laptop …
assuming its a usb 2.0 stick , check your inserting into a port which supports 2.0, some of the ports might be 1.0/1.1 (in mac terms they call it superspeed/hispeed as well), or alternatively just try different usb ports on your mac.
be careful when using usb hubs especially if the devices is 1.x they can be slow if you are using multiple 1.x devices… so if your are using a hub, trying using without to see if its quicker.
for newer machines, you can use usb 3.0 sticks, these fly like the wind, you wont get the extra performance on the organelle, but it’ll improve the write time on the pc/mac, which is always slower then read times… anyway, much faster when transferring files.
oh… and if you ever don’t shutdown your organelle properly, your usb stick will be marked as ‘potentially dirty’… this throws ‘warnings’ on the organelle, I don’t know if this slows down mounting. this is a bit of a pain to clear for end users … you need to use the command line, easier to format it again
I hope not, just got mine… and still far from maximising its potential