so, as I've mentioned, I upgraded the FTP server to a different box. At the same time, I had learned a bit about the partitioning scheme and why I fux0red it up the first time, so I decided to just go and re-install the whole system. Now I'm re-uploading the data I did the first time.
This helps to drastically show how big of a jump this newer system is.
First incarnation -- Time to upload : roughly 8.5 hours Second incarnation -- Time to upload : 'bout an hour and ten minutes.
And technically, this time there is about .5GB more data!