These seem to be failing for some people... it this a good drive... can it be beat for $73.00 at newegg...
Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only
- Specifications -
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only
<font color=red><b>The mind is in its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.</b></font color=red>
John Milton, <i>Paradise Lost</i>, Book II
I don't know about the 80 gig drive but I am on my third WD 120JB drive in less than seven months and it doesn't make any difference what it cost if it keeps failing. WD has been very good about replaceing them and quickly.