I'm not trolling I promise. I've done a forum search, and in fact a general google and I am getting mixed reports so I wanted to see what the forum thought. Now I personally like Samsung drives, I have used many and never had a problem, but the F1 1TB in my NAS has just died (incredibly loud grinding on start-up and no longer recognised by BIOS), after only 4months or semi-regular use. A quick google seems to show that the F1 isn't very reliable, but others seem to say they are the best drives and have one numerous awards. I wanted to know whether Samsungs now suffer from issues of reliability, the last thing I want is to RMA the F1 and get another one that will fail so catastrophically, I have back-ups, but I would sooner choose another brand for the replacement than get another Sammy if that will fail. I don't mind if you say that Samsungs are great or unreliable, I just want to gauge whether it is worth risking a like for like replacement. If you have an F1 1TB that has failed or served you well that would be really useful. I'm thinking there is a bad batch of the 1TB floating around and I was unlucky to get one.