Two hard drives dying in one week

This week already the second hard drive in one of my workstations died.. both times it was the same model: IBM DTLA-307060, produced Nov 2000 in Hungary. If that isn't some coincidence. Maybe they have a built-in 'best before' date :(

So both my main workstations (Dual PIII-733 and a Dual Apple G4-500) were inoperable, isn't that great? The good part is that they've been replaced with silent Samsung SP1213N models, significantly reducing the noise level in my office.