Unfortunately the main boot hard drive C: in my HCPC is an old IBM drive that seems particulary noisy. I've added a recent model Maxtor as a secondary drive and it is a lot quieter! I tried the acoustic management feature, however this simply reduced the 'clicking' access noise rather than the constant background 'whine'. What I'd like to do is replace the IBM drive with a Seagate Barracuda, however I'm not looking forward to starting from scratch and installing XP and everything else again, especially since my system has evolved over about 2 years without any reformatting (I know it might be full of junk, but it's still stable!) Is there any 'easy' way of 'cloning' a current C: drive to a new one? Are the Seagate drives still considered the quietest? Thanks.