Hi everyone! I own a 24" iMac since the 31st of October and it was only now that I came across this issue. The thing is, when I plug in my External HD or a USB Pen Drive and start copying a folder (let's say, my "work" folder, 2,5 GB) it starts normally but halts after a minute or so, and stays there, I can't even eject the damn thing (from the desktop), I am forced to turn in off in the encasing. My question is simple, has anyone had this problem yet? - Could this be resolved in a firmware update or let's say with 10.4.9? - Should I prepare for the worst and assume that's hardware failure? - What kind of measures can I take to figure out what's wrong? Any suggestion? Because If I have to take this baby to the store I'm screwed, I gotta work to eat Thx in advance.