I just recently filled up my desktop's harddrive to around 90% capacity while backing up some stuff and things really started to slow down. And then I was having a bitch of a time copying files from my desktop to my external drive. I restarted in safe mode and managed to get the files copied over without incident. That done I decided it was time to format. I went the Ubuntu route this time, just for variety. Anyhow, I got it installed and checked the disk utility to see what I could find, heres what came up: Is it on it's way out? Damn thing is probably only a couple years old.