About 2 weeks ago, around the time BIOS 1.7 was published for my MSI P45 Neo3-FR mainbord, my internal SATA drive (a Samsung HD642JJ) revealed bad sectors. Since I installed a replacement drive (Samsung HD642JJ as well) and upgraded the BIOS to 1.7 I did not make a new backup. When I made the backup today I noticed that it took almost twice as long! In the past it was 45 minutes, while it was now about 1,5 hours... Really strange, because I cleaned up stuff on the drive, so there was actually less to backup than the previous time! It's really annoying because now I'm no longer able to start the backup when I wake up and shut down the PC (with a successful backup finished) before I go to work. I would really like to get back the old performance! What would you advice me to start investigating? - the BIOS (change log states "Update chipset module") - the drive (which makes more noise than the old one, so I suspect it not to be in an slower acoustic mode) I backup by cloning the internal HD642JJ to an external HD642JJ. The internal drive is connected via SATA to the Intel ICH10R controller of the P45 board and the external drive is connected via eSATA to the eSATA connector of my Antec Sonata III 500 case, which is in turn connected via SATA to the same ICH10R controller. Any advice on how to get the old performance back?