My original Seagate 80GB caught on fire when I put it in a PC that had a cheap PSU - surge took out 2 cathodes and made a cool flame like gas. Not the fault of Seagate - who replaced it in 5 working days with sending it to some 3rd world country.
LOL!!! i remember that Trifid. something along the lines of "ummm can a splitter fry a hdd :amazed:?" "no, why?" "well my hdd caught fire".
personally i am a WD fan as you may have noticed by my sig (also am running a second 250GB WD in here now too and another 120GB in my XBOX). i've found generally they are cooler, cheaper and make less noise. the general quality of Seagate and WD is pretty much on par though Seagate are said to have a lower failure rate.