It seems like my Drobo is always hungry. I’ve got all four slots stuffed with 1.5 TB drives right now, and the Western Digital Caviar Green is one of my favorites. It’s quiet and draws just a little power, yet is fairly quick thanks to 64 MB of cache.
If you’ve got data to store, I just spotted this deal at Amazon.com:
[exp]Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA2 16MB Cache Bulk/OEM Hard Drive, $55.49 shipped This deal expires August 3, 2010.[/exp]
This is the new “Advanced Format” (WD10EARS) model with 4K sectors. It’s compatible with the Drobo (as long as your firmware is up to date) as well as most modern operating systems, including Windows Vista and 7 and Tiger-and-better Mac OS X.