What is the difference between normal data hard drives and Raid Ready Hard Drives?
I am planning to build a server with 6x2TB hard drives and i have been quoted raid ready Hard drives nearly at 250$ per 2 TB hdd, what is the advantage of going for these over lets say 70$ 2TB Hard drives.
I am planning a file server for a small office round about 20-> 30 people Maximum no big files mainly documents and then overnight backup of some VMware images.
I am looking for the most cost effective way to do this. should i really invest in "raid ready" hard drives or is it just a marketing act.
My Provider of the parts told me if i go for standard hard drives " you will risk compromising data integrity" is this true?
thanks in advance.