Hi, last month I found out my hard drive was failing, now I'm looking to replace it. I want to know your opinions on Seagate, seagate SSHDs and SSHDs in general. At my local computer parts store, I can get a seagate 2TB/8G SSHD (ST2000DX001) for 129$ or a Western Digital Black 2TB 7800rpm HDD (WD2003FZEX) for 169$. Same prices as newegg.ca, but no shipping. My personal experience with Seagate is not very good, I've had 2 or 3 seagate barracuda drives in different computers. I can't prove they failed like the one I have right now (see this thread) because I don't have them anymore, but the symptoms were pretty much the same, all after about a year of use. I heard of a lawsuit against them for high failure rates in barracuda drives, so my experience might not represent all seagate drives. Right now, I'm using a 10+ year old WD drive that has seen probably 4+ years of use to store large games that crash / cause BSODs when they're stored on my main seagate HDD, so that's a big plus on WD's side, but that's the only WD drive I ever owned, so it's not very fair. For a gaming system, would you go with the seagate SSHD or the WD HDD? The WD has a 5 year manufacturer warranty, the seagate doesn't seem to have one. I can / probably will get the 3 year direct replacement from the store for 20$.