hitachi and ibm merged a year or so ago. good company with fast drives. but everyone has their picks and pans so just trust that any harddrive you buy has a chance of crashing. for benchmarks and comparisons, go to www.storagereview.com and look at their 'performance database'.
Have just bought the Hitachi Deskstar 120 Gb, having seen reviews of all current makes.
Has fastest read/write speeds .
Used with "Tweak XP " cache tweak settings ...reads at 90Mb per sec.,and that is only the 2 Mb cache model.
Old SATA Maxtor 120 Gb drive read @65 Mb per sec !
Judged by Sandra.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS