Ever since I got NVbackup, Ive never used hotsync to backup my apps (saves like 90% of hotsync time), so it only takes like 5-10 secs to hotsync
I monthly copy a backup set into my computer so if I loose data on my sd card, I can still restore.
NVBACKUP = THE BETTER HOTSYNC.
Because some apps are huge, hotsyncing cant transfer them.
Good to hear that your problem solved itself