I had two hard disks on my computer.One is 250 GB, OS XP, other is 500GB. OS Win 7 and Win7 Sp.1. Both were connected. The older one, ie. 250Gb. died suddenly. One day it was working fine and next day I found it was dead. I have tried recuva, Todo, Nero and all of them report "8 Gb. space only". I lost a lot of my data and have start from scratch. I am thinking of buying a 1 TB. internal hard disk. I searched the net and was stunned by the adverse reports. Some say it gets heated up and the cpu can not cool it properly. Some say it makes noise. Some complained how their disk packed up and they lost all data. etc. etc. Please let me know the pros and cons of 1Tb. internal hard disk with your recommendations. Where I live, I have no choice except seagate and WD. Thanks.