I just did a HDtach on my machine, the results were bad! I have an 80gig seagate cuda 5 (iirc)and some samsung 160gig jobby. Both are taching really slow. The Seagate is hitting 15ish on burst (should be 45), and the samsung is hitting 5!!! I have whipped out the rounded cables which i was reminded today are often carp, put in some standard cables from a sealed bag. Results are still the same! I have got the latest chipset drivers from abit, and the results are still the same. Its crippling my machine, any ideas?!