I know that the IBM HDs have had failure problems which is one of the reason they might stop making them entirely. I have a 60GXP model, 20gig, 72000 ata/100. HDtach shows it's much faster than my Maxtor of the same specs/capacity and I noticed the performance increase after I first switched. But now the drive is making a high-pitched squealing noise at idle. When it's working it seems to go on and off which tells me it's the IBM. Is this a sign of it failing and should I back all my stuff onto the Maxtor for safety? I'm thinking about getting a 40gig WD, I've heard good things about them recently. Will IBM reimburse me in anyway or offer to trade in for a working drive? Thanks for any help.