Up until recently, I used Seagate or Western Digital, now I use Samsung. Are you 100% sure your drive is bad & not something else? If it's only 5 months old, you should be able to get a free replacement.
Most if not all Seagate desktop drive models have a 5 year warranty, and at least some Western Digital desktop models do too. Most others have a three year warranty for desktop drives and all laptop drives have a three year warranty.
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