All the drives I have owned in last 20 years which failed were Seagate and Maxtor. Seagate was better before they purchased the crap quality Maxtor. My last Seagates were the 1tb 7200.11 which had 4 Die within one week of owning.
All drives have issues. I think Seagate has higher fail rate and coupled with the shorter warranty (or is it back to 2 years?) I won't touch them. Why bother with Suckgate when in 20 years of WD they all worked perfectly and for decades in one case
? Look at this drive, lots of failure reports, strange noises that come from the drive even after a firmware update to lower the "chirping" noise.
I've gone through 7 WD Hard drives, all have failed within 5 years of ownership, and half within 3. I've owned 13 Seagate drives and not had a single failure. 3 of those drives have been on for the last 2 and half years non stop.