Originally Posted by SabbathHB
I recently had a 4tb Seagate storage drive fail on me after 1 year of use. It was a back up drive that didn't see constant use and there was NO warning that it was about to die. It just stopped mounting 1 day. I'm sure my data is still there but since it wont mount I cant recover it. I will never trust my important data to a less expensive drive again. I'll be replacing every darn Seagate drive I own in the next few months. Once bitten twice shy.
I won't trust my data with any drive. A better quality drive will be less likely to lose data and will probably last longer but any drive, no matter how good it is can fail without warning, including backup drives. That's why it is imperative have more than just one backup; essentially, you need a backup of your backup. I carry it to the extreme by having four backup drives for every HDD in my desktop machine, two onsite and two offsite plus I also have a Carbonite.com account.
That said, I favor the WD Blacks; they are the only HDDs I will use in my desktop computer since they run 24/7. I use the WD Greens for my backup drives since they average only a few minutes use per day.
As stated before, SSHDs will benefit you only if you regularly access the same files, up to 8GB worth.