I recommend not using Western Digital as the failure rate seems pretty high for my liking.. I had a 1TB fail DOA then another fail within 4 months.
A single sample point (you) doesn't really mean anything. As usual just go do some research on newegg/amazon to average out a large number of user ratings. You'll find some brands are good at a certain capacity but terrible at others (e.g. WD is good at 500GB, average with 1TB, stay clear of their 2TB models! Meanwhile Samsung is super-awesome at 2TB). Just staying clear of a brand regardless of model/capacity doesn't really achieve anything since their failure rates are very different between models :)