Good news. It was about time they've acknowledged the problem. We owe The Inquirer and The Register and other sites for giving publicity to our case. I've been using Seagate for 6 years now and I've been satisfied till now. I got two ST31500341AS with SD17. I only have one in my computer at the moment(don't have enough sata cables :S). The only problem is when I stream my movies on XBMC it doesn't work properly. I've orderd a 1TB samsung to backup some stuff. Just to be on the safe side. Good luck to you all.