All makers have good and bad drives. At one time, IBM had the best drives and then they made the Deskstar (AKA Deathstar) line. (I has 2 out of 4 fail.) It killed their reputation and their drive division as well. Similarly, Seagate was good until several years ago. Soon after, Western Digital went downhill with their 1.5TB and 2TB Green drives. I've had failure rates of about 50% with those. (Their 1TB Green drives were great but not the "upgraded" larger drives.) WD's response was to shorten their drive warranties. I had one of their shorter warranty drives fail just after the shortened warranty expired. It would have been covered under the longer warranty (surprise, surprise.)
Whatever you buy, make sure it has a good warranty, at least 3 years, and is suitable for the purpose in terms of speed, power consumption, noise, MTBF, etc. Above all, make regular backups. All drives will fail eventually.
You might want to check out earlier posts in this thread.