I've used a bunch of WD My Book drives and the only issue I ever had was that I knocked one over and snapped off the SATA 3 connector which is not well supported IMO, otherwise never had an issue with them. It was quickly replaced by WD, but now I lay them on their side so it isn't an issue.
One thing to remember with Newegg is that they sell thousands if not more of every drive and usually most of the posts are motivated by complaints, happy customers rarely post.
Thanks! this is the hard drive i ended up buying. reading feedback sure isnt always a good thing since people prefer taking time to complain rather than compliment