Seagate isnt nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.
I respect your opinion, but personal experience makes me loathe their 'cuda products. The 3TB is especially tough to recommend given the failure rate under anything but sporadic use. A whole host of Newegg reviewers would surely agree.
I have 2 2TB seagate drives and a 4 TB drive as well. The 2 TB drives I have had for 3 years and I have had zero issues and the 4 TB drive I have had for 1 yr and they are solid. Maybe its because I use them as data/storage drives and for minimal use however, nothing but good solid mechanical drives from my end.
I read something that says they're best suited for 8/5 rather than 24/7 use. I'm clearly a Seagate abuser in multiple ways.