Some 2TB 2.5 laptop drives are now SMR. Some how this drive now shows the normal hdtune graph I dont think there is anything wrong with the drive. Use terracopy to control file copies. Unlike the system copy commands, terracopy allocates the entire file size before copy starts and not on the fly depending on the cache. ps.. I have a terrible time posting anything here since the post edit box jumps around so much when using it under opera. So I am typing entirely blind and cant see anything I type before it gets posted.