On Tuesday, November 23, 2004, at 04:24 PM, lavode at comcast.net wrote: > Statistically valid? Ok, how about this: > > Most hard drives are going to work in your computer, and there is > little difference between brands. > > -Lavode > I would still just go for the Seagates. My Maxtor gave up after two years, but generally I have good luck with Maxtor. I stay away from WD simply because there is always a pile of them(busted) in any PC shop. IBM/hitachi are ok but quirky (internal sleeping :no good for video) I have two 80 gig Seagates and an 80 gig IBM in my QS. All things being equal, get a barracuda.