OK, then I guess WD is the drive to get. Lashiec recommends WD, I also have had no problems in the past with them.
FWIW, I've had a total of 3WD SATAs fail in two machines in the past year.
None was more than a year old. Two came from the same batch (can tell by serial #s).
In the year prior to that I had one fail within a week of installation.
This may never be your
problem, and plenty of others like WDs (as did I up until recently).
Speaking for myself, I can't see buying another for a good long time.
None of these drives went into machines that had anything other than quality components.
The machines were built by different people.
Just in case you're thinking (as I well might reading the above) that I'm doing something stupid that trashes HDs, I'd never had an HD failure since HDs first became available to individual consumers, apart from one dodgy IBM SCSI drive during the time when IBM was having some real trouble getting decent drives out of the door.
I'm not trying to rain on your parade, just passing on one person's experience. I'm sure there are plenty of issues about any and every drive on the market if you dig around. If you do choose WDs, I hope that you find yours to be trouble-free hardware.