I like the Seagate BlackArmor range and have been using it successfuly. I do however want to broaden my horizon with alternative views.
Any other recommendations?
I'm grabbing one of these as an "enclosure" http://hpshop.co.za/p-7357-hp-proliant-microserver.aspx
And will be slotting four 2TB disks into it, possibly 3TB ones if I can gather the cash.
Also, it has an internal USB port, so you can load up FreeNas or OpenFiler on it, making it a proper NAS
I recommend freenas. I have a HP microserver with 4x 2TB and 8GB RAM, with the FreeNAS OS installed on a Flash Drive.. With my RAID setup I get about 5.3TB of usable storage.
FreeNAS. The HP Prolaint Server unfortunately uses a very bad quality network adapter so speeds might be limited. Pretty much the only network adapters that work well outside Windows environment are Intel adapters and some RealTek adapters.
When FreeNAS is used correctly however, you could easily max out Gigabit LAN.
HP Proliant Microserver running UnRaid would be my first choice tbh.