Maybe I just have bad luck, but I've had lots of problems with hard drives in the last 5 or 6 years. It started when I bought my first new iMac and got an 80gb 5400rpm external Maxtor drive (what a waste back then at $400...) and it barely lasted a year before it crashed and had to be reformatted. Then after that it worked for a few months and crashed again. Hasn't worked at all since. Then when I got my quicksilver G4 I bought an additional Western Digital internal drive that died after a year or so. And now my 250GB Hitachi SATA drive is failing in my G5... and it's a royal pain trying to back up all that data before the drive dies. Well I bought the drive last October, so it hasn't even been a year yet! I've been through 3 different manufacturers (maxtor, hitachi, WD) that all sold me a bad drive... and now I just bought a 400GB Seagate SATA from newegg as a replacement. So I guess what I'm asking is, what brands of hard drives had you had good luck with, or lots of problems? Is Seagate a reliable brand?