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Time Machine restore is taking 48 Hours

Due to faulty hard drives (my western digital warranty replacement drives are all refurbished), I have had to restore my macbook from a TimeMachine backup 4 times in the recent few months. The latest restore is taking every bit of 48 hours to complete. THat is what the counter said it would take, and the progress bar is moving. Has anyone else encountered this? My previous restores have gone much, much faster.

Macbook 2,1 with 3GB of ram, 2.0Ghz Core2Duo, MacOS 10.6.(latest)

500GB Western Digital Scorpio Black 7200rpm

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