Take my advice... A hard drive is definitely not something to try to save your money upon. You can see how much time you wasted trying to recover the last one? Just not worth it, in my opinion.
Avoid seagate drives. They are well known to fail suddenly.
Western Digital ones are a lot more reliable. Go for the SERVER versions of the drives if possible (I know, some say that they should not be used for home purposes) but in my experience they last far longer and are more reliable than the usual consumer grade ones.
Check out the color codes of Western Digital drives here:
I generally go for the RED ones (Pro) as they strike a good balance between cost and lifespan:
The Gold ones are the best but very expensive and I reserve them for special storage tasks:
So... If you are looking for hard drives, go for the RED Western Digital ones. They are excellent as external or internal drives.
You can use an SSD as a boot or OS containing disk for speed if you wish.
It is all paid stuff. Needs a monthly subscription and they claim to teach it in bits and pieces every month.
Yeah, even if not 24 hours, most of them only show the carrot and bait you. If you want the real deal then they ask you to pay up, in whichever way it is disguised.
The only real way to help yourself is to learn to do it all yourself, in a disciplined way.
If you are willing to spend money then you can hire someone to complete the task or to teach you. Trying to get free help is in most cases nothing more than a frustrating waste of precious time.