Which hard drive should I get?
MAXTOR 200GB SERIAL ATA/150 7200RPM, or Western Digital 200GB SATA 7200RPM 8MB CACHE.
Out of your two choices, I would get the Maxtor. Now as for speed, you can't beat a Western Digital Raptor, of course with the drives you pointed out ranging in the 200gb, it's obvious your more or less wanting storage over speed.
Out of MY choice, I would get neither. I have always used Seagate drives with minimal problems, so that's my choice.
Let's just do a quick compare though, so you can decide easier.
Maxtor-Seek time (9.3ms) NCQ-(y) Buffer-(8mb) Warranty (3years)
WD-seek time (8.9ms) NCQ-(n) Buffer-(8mb) Warranty(1year)
Seagate-seek time (8.0ms) NCQ-(y) Buffer-(8mb) Warranty-(5years)
Scwhing! As you can see, Seagate just pwned these other drives. Be a dear lad, and go grab yourself the 200gb SATA NCQ enabled Seagate ST3200826AS.
You'll be glad ya did.