In the last 6 months, I've "lost" two external harddrives - a Western Digital and a Seagate. I have no clue whether they became corrupt due to user error, of if I was just unlucky and struck two dud drives. Fortunately my photos are saved on a different drive (which is also the oldest of the three). I know it's not clever to trust my precious(sssss) to just one place, but I'm a little bit "twice bitten, thrice shy" about where to put my money for new ones.
What brand of drive do you save your files to? Have you had especially good (or bad) experiences with a particular brand or model?