I have heard that large hardisk >= 1TB are not recommended on the server because they can cause synching issues if one fails + their chances of failure is greater over a longer period of time as the hard disk get fuller. Is that assumption correct?
I am specifically asking about RAID 1 configuration (hard disk mirroring) where the same data is written to two hard disks. Is a way I am asking is 300GB better suited than a 2TB from stability and maintenance point of view?
We will using it as our server for website and the databases. Our database size is only 1GB rights and will likely not sky rocket any time soon. We are not using it as file server and no body has access to this server.
My argument for large hard drive is, we will be running daily backup so we can just store it on the same hard drive and not worry about an external hard drive. Also if if there is ever a need for more space, we will have it without any problem.
My college view is external USB drive is much better for daily backup and does not fail easily + large hard drive can cause issues after 6 months or so when hard disk become fuller.
So what is recommended size of hard disk for server so the server remains stable and fast?