I need a 120 Gb Hard drive for applications such as playing back 5 Gb MPEG 2/DVD files from hard disk , HTPC applications like FFdshow, Theatre tek , D scaler, Powerstrip, and very often video recording , and rendering from AVI to MPEG 2
(Very much the test ZD High-End Disk WinMark 99 in MB/Sec ? )
QUESTION Which would be the best drive in terms of 1) the applications required , 2) reliability
3) high, mutiple tasking workloads, and 4) Noise level .
Maxtor Diamond plus 9 seems to fit all the criteria , but Maxtor does not seem to be suitable at high workloads ??