It Takes DAYS to Move an iPhoto Library to a New Computer Over Firewire?

I'm using Firewire disk mode to move my 150GB iPhoto library to a new computer.
It does the first 575 MB super-duper fast, and then slows to a crawl, eventually claiming it needs over a day to copy.
Same happened when I tried direct ethernet cable.
What's going on, and is there any good way to move a large iPhoto library?
Right now I'm running a terminal and doing a cp -r to see if that is faster.
-D

How much free space do you have on the destination computer?  If it's not a whole lot more that the 150GB of the library that could be why it's slow.  It may not have enough contingous free space to store the library so it has to fragment it for storing.  Being a new Mac that shouldn't be a problem however.
Target Disk mode should be fast as it uses Firewire.
OT

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