Sources: The Register, PC World
quote: These drives are stored in a highly ventilated case and spun down when not in use.
quote: My point was that my experience, WD drives are the worst of the worst.
quote: so I always backup irreplaceable files in another location.
quote: I know HD are very sensitive to noise, even acoustic
quote: Considering that I've had to RMA every single WD green 1.5 TB and 2 TB drive I've ever owned, I would never risk buying another one without a warranty. This is coming from a guy who has 12 drives (1.5 TB to 2 TB capacity) purchased over the last 3 years. These drives are stored in a highly ventilated case and spun down when not in use.Best to go with Seagate, even if the warranties are the same. Both my friend and I have collectively over two dozen drives and neither of us have RMA'd a Seagate. Yes there was the whole click of death thing with Seagate a while back, but it was over publicized for what it was. WD drives just fail after a year or two with little warning.