I've been in the market for a new hard drive to replace my humble set of Seagate class 10, 7200rpm Sata300 drives, so recently after a look around I decided to put my money on the recent Cavier Black 1TB with it's huge 64mb cache and twin 500gig platters. I did consider the far cheaper similar specced 'Green' edition but since that only has a measly 5200rpm spin rate it's more suited for general storage than for performance junkies that can't quite justify the price tags on superfast SSDs or 10,000rpm Raptors, of which neither type offer decent capacity no matter how fast they are just yet. So with that in mind the 1TB 7200rpm Cavier Black WD1002FAEX was what I opted for, and it comes with a Sata 600 interface that helps to future proof a little, but ultimately pointless as the drive could never support even the full bandwidth of Sata300, but anyway it's good average seek times and dual controller cpu of the 2TB edition sounded like a good bit of kit to me, so blagged one the other day, and I'm now awaiting delivery as we speak sometime today.... and I'm getting ready to reinstall windows to the new drive, reassigning the old Seagates for mere backup storage, although tempted to RAID 0 them, i've not had good experiences in the past due to somewhat flakey power grid which craps the idea of using RAID arrays without a UPS. Obviously it's too soon to give any impressions on the performance increases but in a few days time I'll have benched quite a few of my games to see if theres much noticable improvement. In the meantime I'm asking all you forum chaps and lasses out there to post your thoughts, and hopefully good experiences if you have this or the siblings of this generation of drive. Here's a pic off the web for those who like that sort of thing.