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    Thank you TZ, with that link I was able to track...

    Thank you TZ, with that link I was able to track down the likely cause: SMART's autosave feature.
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    Inexplicable Disk Activity

    For no apparent reason, my new Seagate ATA-100 drive has periodic sustained read/write activity lasting roughly 20 seconds. I thought this might be OS X's auto-defrag process, so I ignored it. Today...
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    Here is an XBench chart of my current drive:...

    Here is an XBench chart of my current drive:
    http://img98.exs.cx/img98/4556/disktest7jf.gif

    Following a tip on another thread, tonight I removed localization files with the Macaroni utility; over...
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    That Photoshop Performance link had a lot of...

    That Photoshop Performance link had a lot of useful info, thanks.
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    I would have gotten a larger drive if I weren't...

    I would have gotten a larger drive if I weren't saving money for one of those 3ghz G5s. ;)

    The bus issue reminds me of another question I forgot to ask. What is the consensus on partitions for...
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    Your advice is much appreciated, Nicolas. With...

    Your advice is much appreciated, Nicolas. With any luck I'll get the new drive installed before using up my last 10GB.
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    Boot Drive - 2mb or 8mb cache?

    I had planned to add a 120GB Seagate to my G4 MDD as storage for apps and files, leaving the current 80GB drive on the ATA-100 bus for system and backup, but now I've learned that the 80GB drive has...
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