I quick report that I've just bought and installed a new Western Digital Caviar WD2500PB 250GB with the new fluid-bynamic bearing motor. While ghosting the old drive to it (at 31MB/sec!) I noticed it really is very, very quiet. Storagereview.com haven't reviewed one yet, but I'll bet it's a storming performer, probably close to the new IBM/Hitachi's and quieter than anything else. Got it from komplett.co.uk for 136+VAT+delivery=163 pounds. They now seem to not list it, but scan.co.uk have then for about 146+VAT. Now if only I had the TheaterTek re-activation key required when booting with the new hard disk, oops! Watch this space, it's gonna be the drive to have for that lossless audio/dvd on-line media library. Oh, remember if using a partition over 137GB, you should have the Windows XP fix and bios upgrade 48-bit LBA support in place to avoid potential corruption. cheers, Rob.