What are the best HDDs to use for RAID arrays? I tried Seagate Barracudas for my first RAID setup and they both died within months. I have heard others have RAID issues with Barracudas. WD? Samsung? what works best?
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I'd go with WD Caviar Blacks. But if you're really looking for reliability and speed, invest in an array of SSDs.
I prefer WD Caviar RE2's for RAID . RE stands for Raid Edition.
Western Digital Black would be my preferred choice as well. Make sure you have good cooling going on around a pair of RAID'd drives. Mount them apart if possible, and have a good case fan blowing over them.