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  1. I've bought a specimen as well, it was simply too tempting On my Asus A8N SLI Premium, with nForce 4 SLI, you can simply deactivate NCQ in the properties box of the disc controllers in device manager.
  2. If the drives you've inserted is IDE, is possible that you enabled the 32GB clip jumper. If the drives are S-ATA, it's possible that the BIOSes of the controller cards needs an update.
  3. I've also seen some negative posts about maxtor drives, but not just them. Both WD and Seagate have tons of posts criticising them. Users seems to think that if they personally have had one or two failed drives, the manufacturer is completely useless On topic again, the 7200.9 schould be avaliable, it is widely distributed even in Norway The model that's avaliable have 500gigs and 16MB cache plus S-ATA II support. It goes without discussion that it's a nice drive, but it's intended for desktop use. Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM NCQ The link is to a norwgian site, but it shows some specs.
  4. Both the MaxLine III and Caviar RE are intended for continuous operation, and therefore also a high MTBF. The Seagate 7.200, despite the high MTBF, is not made for this. In my fileserver, I'm using one Maxtor DM9+ 200GB, one MaxLine III 250GB and one Seagate 7.200 200GB drive. They've been spinning 24/7 for about a year now, and none of them have had any problems what so ever Even though the high MTBF of some of the drives, cooling of the drives are very important, so you better make sure you've a couple of fans in front of them. I think the Maxtor drives are pretty safe, especially the MaxLine III. It also have a 5 years guarantee