I’ve got 2 USB hard-drives and 1 Firewire HD. USB 300GB USB 250GB FIREWIRE 160GB They are all MAXTOR and all in various external enclosures. Here’s the problem. I plug the drive in, and turn it on (this happens for BOTH USB AND FIREWIRE) Windows recognizes the drive. It takes a little bit, but eventually it pops up. It loads the data… I open Explorer and access the drive – no problem. I copy files from any of the 3 hard-drives to my main computer. The copy starts, it transfers a few files (which seems to be random) then hangs up. The transfer light on the hard-drive enclosure stays on, but it remains stuck on one file. The internal HD in my computer is silent, no activity. So I thought, OK, problem with my computer, right? Wrong….I used a Dell at work with XP Pro, no good. I used a laptop at home with XP Pro, no good. And I tried this on an older computer with XP Home, no good. All 3 drives hang during the transfer. I’ve never had any problems before. I tried to pull off the data on one using a software recovery program, it hangs the drive. Then my computer freezes and I have to reboot. I enter windows, everything seems fine, then I try again….boom same problem. Any guesses?