ok, it is getting very hard to get IDE drives now. i currently have a Seagate 160 in mine and a Seagate 320 in my sons(at his mothers house).
when looking online today all i could find is mostly Western Digitals. i really don't want to mod the network adaptor if i can help it . the biggest Seagate i could find was a 160, now i could just swap drives from time to time as needed but it would be better if i did not have to.
my question is i have seen a few local sites with Hitachi drives. a 500G Hitachi going for $130 to $150 AUD. i have not had any experience with Hitachi except for a laptop drive years ago. are they any good? is it worth it or should i just hack the Network adaptor to fit a WD???