When Seagate brought the new Barracuda 36ES to the market they set their sights on target and scored a bulls eye. The Seagate Barracuda 36ES (ST336737LW) bare internal 36.9GB Ultra160 Wide SCSI hard drive is ideal for those wanting elevated SCSI performance, without the typical lofty pricing.
I recently accuired a Maxtor DiamondMax PLUS-40 30 GB hard drive. These 7,200 RPM drives include Maxtor's unique DualWave twin processor technology for a 10x boost in host command processing speed. Coupled with 2 MB of high speed 100 MHz SDRAM for the cache buffer and an UltraDMA 66 interface, giving DualWave-equipped hard drives superior benchmark performance and maximum throughput.