I’ve seen a Western Digital drive die, it was the first computer my mom got. They used used parts. Don’t know how old the drive was. I killed a Seagate drive by dropping it or something, and Seagate replaced it for free. I think it died again, it was in a tiny desktop computer, so it overheated and died. Didn’t bother trying to get it replaced again, I damaged it trying to remove it.
Based on a review for Seagate, their drive died after 2+ years. The warranty is two years only. I’d buy Hitachi, but that is basically Western Digital now. Damn the warranty on Western Digital is only two years too.