I just bought 2 new large capacity HDD's for my desktop. 1 - Toshiba 2 TB,7200 RPM (DT01ACA200) 1 - Samsung 1TB (HE103UJ) When I built my "current" computer about 9 years ago, I started with 2 Samsung 500GB drives. That was the biggest at that time. I'm not certain why I went with Samsung, because Seagate was supposed to be the best there was (emphasis on "was"). Those Samsungs went on and on and never gave me any trouble. At some point I had amassed a lot of media and replaced #2 with a Seagate 1.5TB. Then around 2007, when I went to Win7, I decided to replace #1 with a Seagate 1TB. I used to keep apps on drive #2, so as to keep #1 (OS) less used. Within a few years, both of those drives had failed. I've heard something about Seagate large cap. Barracudas failing due to firmware problems, but that was supposedly on units made before mine were. After that, I put the 2 Samsung 500GB drives back in and still, not a single problem with either one. I suppose one question is, are larger capacity drives (1TB+) just that much more prone to failing, or has Seagate become just so much crap? I've had Fujitsu's in laptops, and those have been OK. I've heard bad things about some other brands (Hitachi Deathstar anyone?). What brands have you all had? Which ones have been good and which have been bad?