I have been looking at drives and WD describes their drives well enough for RAIDs and I have use the Caviar Blacks which work well, but Seagate has some with the same stats that are cheaper. I was wondering if there are specific Seagate drives that can handle RAIDs better than others?
I read that about RE editions, before SATA III, that they are designed for RAID but I'm not making a server and the Caviar Blacks say they can handle RAID 0 or 1. I have run them in a RAID 0+1 because of that statement WD made. I had one drive failure but I blame my motherboard's RAID controller for that issue since it wouldn't rebuild in BIO's only in OS enviro. I just don't trust them for a RAID 5 or RAID 10.
Yes the fail rate was what I am worried about because at least the Blacks give me a 5 year Limited Warranty.
Thank you for the reply. I will look at the Enterprise WD again.