Suitable SATA drives for servers
What do you all use?
In the past I've used WD RE drives since they have a large cache and are listed as enterprise class. However currently only the 1Tb seems to be available, and as drive prices are still quite high, it isnt cheap (although £100 per drive isnt too bad I suppose) Also, I'm dubious about using such large drives for RAID5 following various discussions on here
Realistically can I get away with 'normal' grade SATA drives or should I stick to the enterprise ones? And do any other manufacturers make drives similar to the RE4?
Or should I just go for the 1Tb and use them in RAID1? Realistically 1Tb per volume is about what I need (we're a small school).