Joshua, just a thought you might want to follow up on here.....these hard drives come with a guarantee period that sometimes can be several years. I just had a 2-year old 1TB Seagate fail on me, I called Seagate tech support, they took the serial # and sent me a postage-paid mailer box along with a brand new drive, all I did was put the old one in the box they sent, attached a print-out of the Seagate test log showing "FAIL" and drop it at the UPS store. I didn't know they had 5 year guarantee on that drive. Check it out. Also check any warranties that came with your computer, you may be surprised. Sometimes the retailer's warranty period runs out, but the component manufacturer has longer warranties on their products. Just a thought.
And don't forget to use that fan blowing in suggestion before you make any decisions. Never hurts to check everything out.
Edited by ranchhand3, 08 August 2012 - 02:53 PM.