Hi vinnyT. Thanks for that, much obliged. The reason I asked was this: I am getting together as much info as I can before upgrading (A7N with Athlon 3000+ up to A8N with Athlon64x2) and on this forum click here
the Maxtor is not really recommended! I have a 200Gb Diamond9 in situ and because I am a bit scared of losing data during the rebuild, I decided to add another HDD to mirror as a belt and braces safety. Then when all is OK ;-), the spare HDD would make it's way to my other older PC. The Maxtor's are much cheaper here than other brands but that's not really the point as I wanted to carry on using the one I have with the new mobo . The same forum and the A8N-SLI manual recommends using 2 HDD's for optimum performance. Got any views on that?