if it is SATA, I think it is, think about an SSD. The down side is less space, so get a good external and dump to it regularly, or get a Synology NAS and back up to it automatically whenever you are "Home"
If SSD, what company is better? (I heard some issues with SSDs)
and if normal drive (I might not be able to afford SSD), then what company is better? (My one is Samsung 2 yr old and already have bad sectors)