I've just spent too much money on an avid DVXP/PRO. I know I need to buy another seperate hard drive for my film media and would like as much help as possible regarding type and recommended makes.
My Dell 8300 system is:
Intel P4 H-T 3.06GHZ
RADEON 9800 PRO
120GB SATA 7200 HARD DRIVE.
I'd suggest a Western Digital HD. At least 120 GB and up. You can get them for $50 to $70 which includes mail-in rebates from OfficeMax or OfficeDepot. I have better luck with Office Max. It should also have 8MB cache.