Originally Posted by srhoades
And they are just as prone to failure as any other hard drive, since they are just an internal hard drive in a case. So if you are storing important information on it you need to backup it up as well.
Yep, I actually had a WD 1TB fail. It was on my satellite dish receiver. When I had Dish Network, you could use an external HD to expand your DVR... sure enough the HD failed (under warranty) they replaced it, but I lost all my stuff.
The replacement drive has worked fine, but I do not fully trust them, back important stuff stuff up in different places. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.