MNU killed Samsung 750гигов less than a year torrents + dc++ in LAN. temperature normal, 35-40градусов. there were read errors, terrible brakes, etc.
I wouldn't be too hoping that the usb-screw will live longer, because the manufacturer also understands and redundant reliability to lay dislikes.
for me is the feeling that if the load is even slightly exceeds the requirements of Housewives, to take only the little black wd with sata.