amen to that. If at all feasible, get an external firewire 7,200 RPM drive, with 8.9 ms seek time, 8 MB cache. You can get a western digital in an enclosure for about $240 for 120 gigs. The better your hard drive stats, the more tracks/clips you will be able to have without problems, and it is night and day between my external drive and my internal 4,200 40 gig drive on my toshiba satelite. I can record and playback way (at least twice as many)more tracks at once with the external firewire drive. It should be less per gig with external too. If you can't deal with the size, noise, or adapter of a drive like mine, you can also get external drives powered from your computer that are quite, and have better stats than internal drives. or just get the biggest, fastest internal drive possible.