I'm looking to put together a server with the base OS as Windows Server 2008 with Hyper V. This machine is a development box that will be hosting multiple VMs for development - test instances of various Microsoft flavors as well as a Team Foundation Server VM.
I want the machine to have raid 5 across 4 1 TB drives. I'm not concerned with the "lesser performance" of Raid5. Other's have said raid 5 in a VM environment works just fine. Besides, this isn't an azure server. It's a development VM server.
My question is, what should I be aware of when picking out the hardware for this box? Do any of you who have built similar setups have any suggestions or considerations that I should be aware of?