Upload & Sell: On
The two drives that were in my Mac Mini were 80gb Samsung drives, first one lasted one year and one day, just enough to be outside Mac warranty, but I had purchased Applecare, replaced with another 80gb Samsung drive that lasted another 18 months or so, then died again. Third drive that went in, I did myself, and it's a 250gb Western Digital drive in there now, so far so good. I have an external case from Vantec with a Seagate drive in there, and just purchased two 3TB Seagate external drives for backup purposes of all my machines so I can start consolidating them all.
And yes, I remember the IBM Deathstart 75GB drives, have one that so far hasn't gone.
Every drive vendor has produced absolute turds of drive models, including IBM/Hitachi (remember the "deathstar" drives?), Segate, WD, etc.., so I would advise against marrying any single drive vendor and instead evaluate each drive model on its own merits/reviews.