I have two machines, one running with a Western Digital 60gb and one with an 80gb. The 80gb is about a year or two old with the 60gb being a few years old. I am running Windows 2000 pro on both machines. 60gb machine is a P2 350MHZ. I find lately even after a clean install of windows that the 60gb hardrive shuts down momentarily and makes a click, like the arm for reading and writing smacks one side. The hardrive then starts spinning again and works fine. This does not affect PC performance but I am concerned about hardrive failure. Another problem is when the machine boots after a restart it says in bios that hardrive diagnoses fails, I then shutdown machine completely and turn back on and machine finds it with no problem. I have no problem with the 80gb but concerned about the future. I just bought two 160gb Western digital HD and am considering some other brand. Is WD just not up to what there were used to? I have heard people having lots of problems with WD hard drive especially those editing. What brands do you recommend? Or should I stick with Western digital because this is what happens after a few years?