Disclaimer: I'm an undergraduate intern and this is my first server build
I've been asked to build a small server for our team around the office. We are trying to maximize space (our motherboard has room for 6 SATA hard drives) and hopefully get as much speed/performance as we can. The server is mainly to store medium-large files (from 1GB to 10GB) and they will be accessed through a network.
I have found most of the hardware I would like to use (I can link to it if anyone needs), however I'm stuck at which hard drives to pick. I have never set up a RAID before, and we have decided that RAID 5 would be the ideal in terms of space/performance. We were also thinking of 5x2TB drives (room for 1 drive to hold the OS). Seeing as I'm completely new to this, I was wondering what I should be looking for in a hard drive for this setup. I've heard mixed things about drives all over the place and it's hard to trust information without being knowledgeable in the field. Also, if it matters, we are trying to keep this build under 1000$.