Hey guys, wondering if I have a hard drive about to crap out on me. Here's the symptoms. Was working perfectly fine, and then one day it went to crap. It takes the computer a long time to recognize or eject the drive. It's an external Western Digital and has the lock software on it. It takes a very long time to even get the prompt for my password, a long time for it to accept the password, and multiple minutes before it actually unlocks the drive and the drive icon shows on my desktop. Once I open the drive, it takes a minute or more before any folders I open actually show their contents. Sometimes it takes more if there's a lot in the folder, sometimes it takes a little less if there isn't much. When transferring stuff to or from, it takes a few minutes to initialize the transfer (calculate size of transfer and how many items it's transferring). Actual transfer speeds seem a little low, but nothing too slow (USB 2.0), but I have not hard evidence of transfer speeds before and after these issues, "how it feels" more or less. It's a 2tb drive, and at one point was around 1.9 tb's full. I'm not exactly sure how full it was when this problem started happening as I didn't think to check, but I believe it was 1.7 or 1.8tb full by then. I don't notice any real noise differences. I guess I hear it a little more than normal, but I never really paid attention to it before to gauge a real difference. It certainly isn't anything extreme now though and is actually still quieter than some of my older drives. I'm already in the process of getting things off of it, but would like to know if I should plan to replace it in the near future or if there might be another issue causing this. Thanks - Brent EDIT: I should also mention, every once in a while it runs absolutely fine and acts like nothing is wrong. For instance, while typing this it was acting really slow and I initiated a transfer. Once that transfer was done, this thing acts like nothing was ever wrong. It is as fast as the day I bought it and opens everything instantly.