Thanks. I recently reformated so I should be unfragmented and my DMA settings are good (I checked and it said it is in serial ata generation 2 mode... I think I found the problem. I had my media files on one hard drive and was writing the image to my other hard drive and so.....I made it write it to the same folder as the source and it went nice and fast like 15x speed.
I'm in build trying to make an image file from a folder and the write speed averages between .03x and 1x speed and would take hours to finish. I have a new computer so what could the problem be?