Hi, If you were building a new DAW today what 7200 RPM Hard Drives would you recommend for performance and reliabilty that are semi-quiet? I’m going to need the following: 1 PATA for OS and Software (80GB) 1 SATA for Samples (160GB Mostly for Drum Samples like BFD) 1 SATA for Audio (Removable Setup) I'll probably buy a couple of these to start with and add more as I need them for different projects. I plan to make the Audio HD removable in my rack case and think I might go with smaller sized HD's 80GB - 160GB for Audio. I'll be working on seperate projects quite a bit and thought this might be a better way to go for my setup. I’ve been looking at the various models from Seagate, Maxtor, and Western Digital, but not sure which brand/model/size is currently considered better regarding reliabilty and being semi-quiet. Seagate appears to have the best warranty with 5 years, but I don't know how well they back it up and if their RMA process is any better or worse than other brands. Thanks for any info and suggestions! JD... P.S. I don't know if it's the forum search engine or my computer that I surf with. (G4 Mac OS X using Safari & IE Browser.) I get a General Error when trying to use the search function and then some type of Debug Mode. Now I've searched about a week ago and it worked fine, but the last few days it doesn't work at all.