In windows 8 everything worked pretty great, but now after doing a clean and fresh install of 8.1 pro it can sometimes take up to 30 seconds to access any of my external usb or esata hard drives. This never ever happened on windows 8. It doesn't always happen but it happened enough for me to make this thread. I tried changing ownership and security policies to my account just to make sure, and i tried reinstalling the drivers for the drives too and it still does this! Can anyone help me out here?