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"John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>whole process takes 3 - 4 times the usual time. Even formatting the
>drive takes a very long time
Maybe the drive is no longer in ATA-100 (or whatever) mode, but is
stuck in compatability mode, which is something like ATA-16. You can
check this in the drivers in WinXP, or using something like Aida