Win XP - Nvidia 780i MB INtell Quad Q6600 chip. I'm only backing up 280G. I'm having issues latley with the backup taking extra long times. I usualy backup to a network drive on my LAN ( a buffalo linkstation). I'm just a small home setup and no other comptuers on the LAN, the lan is a gigabit connection. Today when my scheduled tasked started - it is telling me it needs 1 day 21 hours to consolidate the backup archive. I've been doing this for a few months now and somthing has changed as it was never this long. I was able to do full backup's in 2 hours before. Any suggestions on where to look?