Another of my WDC drives is biting the dust (WD30EZRX)...not that it seems to matter what the model is, because I've now owned a number of WDC drives, and none of them has lasted through their warranty period. It seems to be becoming a vicious RMA circle. The drive that I'm now having to replace is only ~ 1.5 years old, and is already out of warranty, because the vendor that I purchased it from sold me old stock, which left very little warranty on it. I'm only considering the drive listed in the title for one reason...a 5 year warranty, because I really don't need it's capacity or speed for holding one of my video archives. which is currently only about 2TB in size. While the length of the warranty is very important to me, I still want to avoid having to RMA any more than possible, because each time a drives goes down, I usually lose at least some of the videos on it. I just read a comment elsewhere that the bigger the drive, the more likely it is for it to develop bad sectors, which in turn means speeding up that RMA circle. This gives me pause to consider, but then again I've not had any smaller WDC drives that impressed me as to their reliability either. Therefore I'm attempting to focus only on this one drive at the moment, to decide whether it is a wise decision to buy it or not? Don't let my last statement discourage anyone from piping in with advise concerning a better drive to consider.