I saw this hard drive on Newegg and had to have it. 54.99 for a 250GB hard drive is a pretty darn good deal.
I bought two of these drives to replace my old IDE drives. You know IDE drives, the ones that have to be plugged in with the big floppy cable? It's almost impossible to keep a clean case with big old floppy cables all over. These Seagate Barracuda hard drives are SATA, which means it is a skinny, slim cord. No more big floppy cables, yay!
This hard drive is extremely quiet and equally as fast. You can hardly hear the drive reading and writing files and a lot of that probably has to do with how fast it is. SATA is noticeably faster than IDE hard drives at reading and writing files.
I might whind up buying another one of these considering all the music and pictures I flood my drives with!