QUOTE(JonnieMazda @ Feb 22 2012, 09:32 PM)
Or a manual wastebasket.
Thinking about it, you're probably right. 5 Minutes is a bit too long - mine takes what feels like an age, but is probably only around a minute. The only thing I can suggest is that you check the jumpers on the drive (master / slave / CS, and sometimes there's one about LBA48 or emulating different drive layouts). Essentially, you're now down to trial and error on jumper settings, or try a different cable, or reformat the drive in your PC, scan for errors, look at the SMART statistics, to see if there's anything fundamentally wrong with the drive.