Is not exactly a SQL question. I have the following hardware at my office (I'm free lance). 1 Pentium IV intel 2.8 512 RAM 2 disk IDE 80GB. (No ATA) When i was using Windows 2000 sp4 all works fine. Now, I begin to use fresh copy of Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition sp1. No update, so I install all from the begining. No domain, stand alone. Also I install SQL 2000 EE sp4. My first restore (50GB) take 12 hours (2.74 MB/Sec). To copy one 1.7 GB file from one drive to other take more than 30 minuts. In my laptop with one 100GB disk, take 5 minuts. I also flash with last bios, uninstall antivirus, etc. Nothing work. Any help? Luis Martin Moderator SQL-Server-Performance.com Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. Leonardo Da Vinci Nunca esperes el reconocimiento de tus hijos, eso ocurrirÃ¡ luego de tu muerte All postings are provided â€œAS ISâ€ with no warranties for accuracy.