Originally Posted by Scorpion49
I've had probably 200 hard drives by now and only a handful of failures. Out of 6 that I can think of that did actually fail 5 of them were 2.5" Haitachi laptop drives, and one WD 1TB black that was a few years old. Currently using a Seagate ST500 500GB for data and its is surprisingly fast and quiet, I'm quite impressed with it.
Yep. I've done computer repair for 7 years and replace HDD's almost daily.
Almost all the time it's a Hitachi or Samsung HDD's that have failed, more often Hitachi than Samsung however.
3 times out of 10 it's a Seagate but Western Digital replacements are very rare.
There is a infant mortality rate in which I have read that Western Digital have always been a bit more susceptible to.