So I need something to migrate some of my smaller storage drives over to, so I have all my data in one place. Although I'll likely be keeping the data on the other drives for security, I'd like something that I can count on.
Although I don't need something fast, I'm looking for value and reliability.
Also, how long do you guys suspect until costs come down from this flooding incident?
If you are looking for quality drives, the Seagate Constellations are a little pricier than their Barracuda cousins, but are business grade drives.
Currently I use 3x Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 drives in my home RAID 5 setup. 60 days out and no problems, none were DOA and I've yet to have any errors that I've seen. Runs fairly cool too. One draw back is they are only 5900RPM, but you did say speed wasn't an issue.