I had a Verbatim hard disk for 5-6 years and it still works. There are rumors about other disks like buffalo western digital, Lacie bla bla bla which are overrated.
So i would like to share my experience with you. I was working as a salesman in an electronic shop. We use to sell hard disks of various manufacturers.
From all the hard disks that we use to sell at least 3 out of 10 disks came back straight to the service section for replacement.
Verbatim and Samsung hard drives never came back. I was working there for three years... in three years they might have been 3 returns of Verbatim and Samsung.
And i still have my verbatim next to me right now 6 years and still running. It is noisy if i have to rate it from 1 to 10 in noise i would give it a 4.
But my recommendation to you all people trying to buy a hard drive, your priority should NOT be the slick design or how quite the disk is but "HOW RELIABLE IS."
losing your data isn't very pleasing and i have experienced it with a buffalo hard drive...