I've read the forums lately, and a lot of people seem to be having the same problem: "It worked well for a while (many disks) and now it is slow." It seems to be quite common; is there POSSIBLY a reason why it seems to have ground to a crawl to so many people at the same time? I know that the easiest solutions are: 1)Defrag the drive 2)check for viruses/spyware/etc. 3)turn off all unnecessary progs. 4)DMA on 5)check ASPI layers etc. It just seems coincidental that so many people are having the same issue. I don't claim to be an expert, but one thing I do know: computers don't just start acting the same way, coincidentally, by themselves. does anyone agree? any solutions?