I am building a home server that will be used for running WMware, streaming movies, music, but most important, will be my backup machine. I already have my primary PC, therefore, the server will be my secondary (online 24x7x364). I was about the purchase about 3-4 hard drives and configure RAID 10 or 5. I was looking around on this site and found a valuable article about disk drives reliability, and this made me re-think my strategy on which hard drive to get. I am thinking about getting a WD RE4 ENTERPRISE
drive. My question for you experts is, is this a good drive for home use and RAID? (I know it says RAID-specific, but you know some drives have buggy issues). Can you recommend any? Also, is a RAID controller better than onboard, if yes, any recommendations? I will greatly appreciate this.
Money is a factor but I would go for quality before quantity.
Disk drive reliability overview