At around 1:40 Steve says
I think that the manufacturers could make a perfect drive for $1000. But they couldn't sell any for $1000. So they're always trying to cram as many bits as they possibly can - competing with each other - and so they're like on the edge of reliability - they're reliable enough. If they fail, WD will send you a new one..
my question is, has anyone found or experienced a high quality drive like this? Or does it not exist at all? Sometimes people talk about "commodity hardware" but I don't really see any "non-commodity" hard disks.