I've had one hard drive from Maxtor break down on me. I lost all my files with it. Ironically, I'm using a Maxtor right now. This one seems to work fine. I guess it depends on the hard drive.
Segate makes great hard drives. They should last a long time.
I'm not quite sure about Samsung though. Unlike the others, their hard drives are manufactured in Korea. So their quality may be questionable, to say at the least.
But if you don't mind taking the extra risk, then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't buy one, considering their very cheap prices and all.
Sometimes, it feels as though my life is just a never-ending circle of pain and misery. Not to mention sadness, worthlessness, and humiliation. But I can only cry inside. Deep behind my happy smile and bright personality is a sad and lonely person, a mere figment of my former self. Someday, all this pain will be over. I will drop down and die. At other times I ask myself, \"If only this would happen right now\".