Originally Posted by john19055
IMO I think the Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Hard Drives with 32mb of cache is very good .they have good read and write speeds.I have two of them in a Raid-0 set-up and have not had any problems.I hear the new Seagate 7200.12 with it 500gig platters is supposed to be good. But IMO any of the Western Digital Caviar Black would be a good choice.
The Caviar blacks are NOT recommended/warranted for RAID (according to WD)
For RAID they recommend ONLY the enterprise line of their HDD's.
PS: I have 2 of the 1TB Cavair blacks (not raid).