Well, I lost another Western Digital drive today. It just kept clicking: *click* *click* *click*
I stopped buying WD drives awhile ago, but I'm still having fallout from those that are still active in the multiple machines I require in a life as digitally-oriented as mine is. I'm pretty sure that my WD drive-failure rate is at least 50%.
I will say, however, that if your dive fails, WD makes it really easy to get a replacement shipped to you. You just type in your serial number, and another one is on its way! It's almost as if it was a natural part of their product life-cycle...
Anyway, I just wanted to state again that I will definitely never buy another Western Digital drive.
One of my friends once accused me of having the most computer problems of anyone he knew. I'd like to point out that I have seven active machines at home, plus one machine in New York, and between all of them there are approximately 24 hard-disks spinning at all times. I also have two dedicated web servers that give me tons of headaches, despite having someone on-site to help with management.
Hardware fails. Computers suck.