Fonze writes "I remember way back in the early 80's when the Chevy 305 replaced the big blocks and turbos as the performance engine for the F-body (Camaro/Firebird). One of the hot stories back then was "Double the horsepower of your 305". I know a (former) Caprice owner who used the tips in the story.
It looks like, with a bit of tinkering, that you can now do the same with your hard drive.
A couple of examples: Western Digital 200 GB SATA > 500 GB post tinkering. IBM Deathstar 80 GB EIDE > 150 GB post tinkering. And more.
I wouldn't try it on production drives. Anyone with a FOSS solution?"