I have 550 to 650 dollar budget for hardrives and possibly a raid controller. I was wondering if any of you guys had any suggestions. I would also like to know what raid you would put the hardrives. Performance is more important to me than security. Also i dont need a huge amount of storage, one or two terabytes.
Thanks for your help
That amount of money will not support a decent RAID card and disk drives. Depending on your motherboard use Eric/Scotts suggestion of maybe two sets of two disk drives of RAID 0 and an OS drive plus an archiving drive (six drives) and optimize your RAM.
Here's what I'd go with myself.
Total cost, less than $500.
I'd use a RAID 3. It's fast AND secure.