Thanks for the info.
I had the hard drive that is in my 10v in another laptop last year and the install times were slooow, now this pretty much confirms it.
Time for a new drive, i think i saw a 500gb 7200 drive on sale on new egg.
Funny, i bought my 10v off craigslist for $200 and i thought i would be a cheap process..
Now a new external dvdrw drive, 16gb thumb drive, external enclosure adapter, snow leopard upgrade disk, and now a new hard drive..
My $200 hackintosh has cost me about $400+
its been fun though.