for the 8mb buffer edition, bad news guys... I have that drive, but the bad one. Recently there was some news about the new firmware version being on 80gb platters and a lot faster. Well i contacted maxtor about it, and bad news.... Here is what they said: Thank you for sending your MAXTOR E-mail inquiry. Hello Yngwie II There is no firmware update for this drive. To get the performance from the drives with 80 gig platters you would need to get one of these drives. Unless you are able to return the drive to the store under there warranty. Sorry for the troubles.