Shifting around my large downloaded files (350 meg - 1.1 gigs) to sort them out onto various USB and/or firewire drives is impossible.
The file copy dialog just stops, the green animates but cancel does nothing. if I have 5 dialogs open copying, they all die at the same time. If I try to dir on a drive in a command prompt when its like that, it will freeze that command window. eventually it all frees up again.
Machine runs ok for other tasks while its like this. If I move 13 large files (350 megs) then it will usually move a couple before it freezes.
The same drives and hardware would work passable on the RC (I say passable since USB and firewire always has sucked for drives) - Tried the WD drives on both firewire and USB and it is the same on both. Doesnt seem to matter if I am going between 2 USB drives, or a esata to USB or vice versa, or even between the internal SATAs and another one, same thing happens.
Any idea to troubleshoot what is causing everything to jam up like that? The CPU isnt spiking massivly or anything while this is going on, music playing keeps playing, outlook keeps on outlooking.