Just got this offer email today: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...m9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=36369&_LOC=UK £59.99+VAT. dabs.com want £62.98+VAT. I'm looking for a new HTPC hard disc myself and this looks to be a good price for a quiet, large hard disk, ideal for HTPC's, although I've not bought from ebuyer before. I wonder it I'd kick myself for getting 80GB and not 120GB as the 50% extra space doesn't cost much at the moment... ebuyer also have :- Seagate ST3120023A 120Gb 7200rpm UDMA100 9.4ms 2mb Cache - OEM £84.84+VAT. dabs want £85.11+VAT. IBM / Hitachi 180GXP 120GB 7200rpm ATA100 2mb Cache Hard Drive - OEM £73.09 +VAT. dabs.com want £75.75+VAT The 180GXP is reported to be almost as silent as the Barracuda's and faster, although this won't really give much benefit in most HTPC's, it is cheap for 120GB. i.e. 20GB Allowing 200 albums of MP3's at 256KBps + 15 ripped full DVD's, the 80GB one would only give space for about 9! This is great for timeshifting rental or lent DVD's when you want to return them, but haven't found time to watch them yet. Q: anybody compare the noise and heat of a 180GXP to a Seagate Barracuda? cheers, Rob.