I would go with the Maxtor, reluctantly though because I too have seen a fair few dead Maxtors... and unfortunately 3 of them were mine. They shipped a lot of High Street PC's with Maxtor drives, and a few years ago when that was your best bet for a cheap PC that was where my first 3 or 4 PC's came from.
Although having learnt my lessons about the importance of backing up data the hard way, I still had a couple of drives make a horrible crunch sound followed by numerous errors upon bootup so since then I've gone Western Digital or Seagate.
Maybe I was just unlucky though... ditto to the SATA suggestions, it's faster, the cables are tidier and improve airflow and is currently the improving technology just be sure to backup once in a while if you go Maxtor.
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