Some anectodal evidence: Five years ago 2TB was the highest capacity drives. I bought 3 pieces of 1.5TB drives, so not the biggest, but next to it. They were the cheapest drives of the my usual manufacturer. One almost immediately failed. The replacement drive also failed within a year (different type, but same manufacturer). A third drive is still working but after a power loss a year ago quite a few bad sectors appeared on it, some data was lost. All in all only one from the four had no issues within 5 years.
On the other hand, I had no problems with many other drives over the years from the same manufacturer, which were also SATA drives, but medium capacity, relatively more expensive models with longer guarantee.
For me the lesson is that I should not buy the highest capacity drives of their generation, because the technology may not be mature enough at that point.