Welll, it took a few days, but Dban DID wipe my 160 GB HD. Then I had to format it again. I will be copying my existing HD info over to the new one shortly. So it took a while, but it did work.
Also - I autonuked an older laptop of mine with a 40 GB drive. Only took a couple of hours on this one, so it must have had something to do with my i9300 or the new 160GB HD that took several days. BTW - I don't know if I explained WHY I had to wipe my new HD. It was because I had a faiiled attempt to clone my current HD over to the new one because the power outlet on the back of my i9300 is loose, and it got bumped, running me out of power. So I had to wipe to start over.
Anyway, thanks for the help everyone. Much appreciated!