In a little over a year I've had 8 Western Digital hard drive die on me! It all started with the WD Green 1TB I was using as the OS drive in my main rig starting to die. I didn't really think much of it since the drive was kind of old, it was original from a pre-built HP I had before I built my main rig. Luckily I was able to get everything off of it and replace it with the WD Red. After that scare though I decided to put together a NAS with a RAID5 using 4 1TB WD Blues. After about 1 month the first Blue drive died, the NAS warned me of a failed drive, and sure enough HDTune found bad sectors. I RMA'd the drive, replaced it, and rebuilt the array. A month later another Blue drive dies, bad sectors again! Worse part, while I was waiting on the RMA, a second Blue died! This one wouldn't even be recognized by anything I plugged it into. The whole array gone, Awesome. Ok, so I RMA'd both drives, rebuilt the array once again, and began re-ripping my DVDs. This time though I also bought a WD 3TB My Book USB3.0 External which I attached to the NAS to back up the RAID. About 2 months ago, the WD My Book died, I RMA'd it. Now 9 months ago I bought a Refurbished HP Laptop. A month and a half after I bought it the hard drive died, no boot disk error, and the drive wasn't recognized in the BIOS. I popped the bottom off, and you guessed it, WD Scorpio Blue hard drive. HP replaced the drive under warranty with a new WD Scorpio Blue. 2 months after that, the drive died again, this time bad sectors. Since the laptop was out of warranty HP wouldn't help me, so I put one of those Seagate SSHD drives in it, this is my first Seagate drive ever. I've always been a WD man, and avoided Seagate because everyone always says Seagate is unreliable, and I remember seeing some study a few months back that proved this. But honestly, at this point I was starting to get a little fed up with WD. Finally, now this morning I booted my main PC, and the SMART warning came up about the RED drive! Running HDTune on it now, but with SMART giving a warning I'm not hopeful for a clean scan. I'm really starting to give up on WD! The Seagate drive in my laptop has been awesome, and it actually did make the laptop noticeably more responsive compared to the WD Scorpio Blue drive the laptop came with. So am I just running into a string of bad luck, or is WD drives really not as good as everyone says?