Yes, if recent experience is any guide

I have been using WD HHDs ever since my first 20mb one. Have had great luck, up to 2012. This year, I have had to RMA three (3!) 3 tb externals, one after the other. The company will not answer my requests for money back, and I'm tired of going thru the RMA hassle. Ended up buying a Seagate, a brand I used to be very suspicious of. Time will tell.