I'm a geek but I'm puzzled by a problem a friend of mine has with his Dell 4700 (P4 3.0/2GB RA/250GB)
Despite that all settings seem to be correct the SATA I/O went one day and stayed to extremly slow ~ 2MB what normally would be around 43MB or more. Also the drive is too hot with 72 Celsius (162 Fahrenheit).
I addressed all issues but can not find the cause. Anyone have a clue?