Looking for a hard drive for new 920 Asus P 6 T V 2 motherboard. This will be the drive that I save audio files from Cubase. Reliability and trustworthiness is prime. I understand that if you go abovew 640 gigs failure rate goes up? 7200 is OK is this still the standard?
If loss of data is utmost concern then either do a raid or sync to an external drive. As for speed, music files are relatively small and any modern drive should transfer them fast enough. But for overall performance avoid a 5400rpm. 7200 SATA II is the standard now and can maintain single drive transfer rates of 100MB/s, plenty fast.