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I am looking for two > 2TB capacity drives for raid 1, any suggestions?

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As the title states, I feel like it is time to upgrade my storage and I would like to put them in raid 1 for data redundancy. This is in supplement to my current 1tb internal and my 2tb backup drive. Are there any drives that I should look into, any that I should avoid? Thanks for the help!

Edit: Just realized that I did not give a budget. If I could keep under $400 in total that'd be marvelous.
Edited by 0CALEFACTION0 - 2/26/13 at 6:25pm
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Will your current Samsung be the main drive or the RAID 1 backup drive?
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Nope, I would like two new drives for a two drive raid 1.
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These would be the drives I would personally prefer to use.

1TD drive WD black, $93 each (free shipping)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=835887&is=REG&A=details&Q=

500GB WD black, $70 each (+shipping) (tax?)
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=HD-W53AZEX&c=fr&pid=7e955f4f13f132ec0c5bd5297f835afc5203593ea99f7e50e1b578363484af6c
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These would be the drives I would personally prefer to use.

1TD drive WD black, $93 each (free shipping)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=835887&is=REG&A=details&Q=

500GB WD black, $70 each (+shipping) (tax?)
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=HD-W53AZEX&c=fr&pid=7e955f4f13f132ec0c5bd5297f835afc5203593ea99f7e50e1b578363484af6c

I appreciate the help, but I am asking for two 2tb+ drives.
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Western Digital RED drives are made for NAS environments. I've been impressed by what I've read about these guys. High heat tolerance and generally pretty reliable. I'd recommend them for your needs.

Newegg's Western Digital Red 2TB @ $125 each
Newegg's Western Digital Red 3TB @ $170 each

Amazon's 3TB RED @ $159
Amazon's 2TB RED @ $122.33
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Western Digital RED drives are made for NAS environments. I've been impressed by what I've read about these guys. High heat tolerance and generally pretty reliable. I'd recommend them for your needs.

Newegg's Western Digital Red 2TB @ $125 each
Newegg's Western Digital Red 3TB @ $170 each

Amazon's 3TB RED @ $159
Amazon's 2TB RED @ $122.33

Much obliged!
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I appreciate the help, but I am asking for two 2tb+ drives.

Oops, miss read your thread title.
WD 2TB black drives, $155 each.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?is=REG&Q=&A=details&O=productlist&sku=752873
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