I’ve only ever owned 5 HDD’s that i can remember (brand/model). Firstly was a Quantum 3.2Gb, i bought it in Australia, and about a month b4 it’s warranty ran out, it fell over, and i got it replaced (now in the UK, via Quantum Ireland). Then I had a Fujitsu 6.4Gb, both that and the Quantum are still riding strong in my dad’s PC!! However I now own an IBM 30Gb and a Maxtor 40Gb, both perform around the same, however after coming back from a LAN ages ago, my IBM had derailed, yes it was replaced, but no i didnt get any data back, which is why warranties mean less on HDD’s than anything else. And for someone who likes to dabble in video editing, keeping the highest quality i can hold, a CDr just dont hold the data to make it viable. I;ve got a mate who works at a large tech firm in the UK, he’s been there now as a techie for about 3 months, and hes said they use all sorts of drives, and in his time ALL drive failures have been IBM, no other brands, and there have been a slightly disconcerting amount of such… My next is gonna be a Maxtor 60Gb, however hopefully DVD-R will htfu and i can stop buying Hard Drives which i can foresee myself doing for a while to come atm.