iv heard western digital and seagate HD's are better then Maxtor,
personaly i like Western Digital for there prices's. but im still gana look for a real article that would actually incriminate Maxtor, b4 i total rule it out.
and Raid 0 for a desktop pc, is totally useless, and it just adds more posibility for corruption/data loss. there isnt even bairly any performance increase from raid when playing intensive games. link--> http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...spx?i=2101&p=1
if your looking for HD performance, just get something like the 10000rpm Western digital raptor.