I do not believe that problems are unique to any particular manufacturer or that any particular manufacturer. There seem to be particular production runs (sometimes from particular plants) which are more troublesome though.
I have had failures from a WD Scorpio Black 320 GB, a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500 GB, two Samsung F1 Spinpoint 750 GB, a Seagate 7200.11 1 TB (before the information about firmware issues although I have two I need to flash) and probably some others that do not come to mind at the moment.
If you want to go to the trouble, take the drive out and run it externally so that you can isolate any possible vibration in it from the MBP and see what gives. If the drive is vibrating noticeably, I would strongly recommend contacting WD about replacing it as it is likely to have a problem at some point or other sooner than later.
If you ship it in for replacement (or simply return it to the point of sale if that is an option) make sure to properly wipe any data from the drive before returning it. Recently, I had a conversation with a University department tech who uses a hand held degausser (like you used to use to erase reel to reel or cassette tapes) for drives that did not contain truly sensitive data. It is fast and easy.
I am in the habit of "zeroing" a new drive before placing it in service as it stresses the drive and you might just as well find out if it has a major problem right away.