Oh, okay, I see your point, my mistake. There's certainly a difference between rebooting from a menu restart (soft reboot) Vs a unexpected hard reboot of some sort (power failure, etc.) However I'm not sure that's what you meant by a "crash". As long as the WD rebooted properly from a menu restart that only means it doesn't have the Intellipark soft reboot problem. Whether one hard drive will reboot after a failure better than another hasn't ever come up AFAIK. Interesting thought, but if that were true we probably would have seen some sort of long-term correlation in various posts over the years. That said, those sorts of reboots are fairly rare so there may not be enough data to say one way or another. Interesting thought though.