Delayed Write Failure Error

Recently, i purchased a western digital premium es 500gb external hard drive. I formatted the hd from fat32 to ntfs, and reinstalled all the original software that shipped with the device. Transfering files from my pc to the my book works fine. However, when i attempt to transfer large files (usually above 2gb) from the my book to my pc, i receive a "delayed write failure" error message. The device stops responding, and i have to power it down and restart it. I am running windows xp sp2, and vista ultimate. I have experienced this problem in both operating systems. The device is connected to a usb 2. 0 pci controller card i purchased two years ago. All the ports have worked fine in the past, and i have never had problems with other peripherals connected to the port. All connections appear to be kb article 908673 discusses this issue and is releasing a hotfix (kb908673) w/xp sp3. I found and installed the hotfix, and continue to have the same problem. Has anyone experienced similar problems with an external hard drive? Does anyone know of a solution for this issue?

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