I am interested in trying the newest and greatest in terms of 12Gb SAS hard drive (for VMWare box) along with 12Gb RAID Controller.
I found out that Seagate makes 600GB SAS 15K 2.5" Hard Drive (ST600MP0025) and LSI makes MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i. Also I learned that DELL makes Perc H730P and Intel makes RAID Controller RS3DC080 that provides 12Gb speed as well.
I would like to hear the recommendations on HD and RAID Controller from experts WHO DEPLOYED these in production environment. What brand of HD or RAID controller do you recommend? Pros and Cons?