hard drive advice (raid 1 sata)
Distro Debian Etch stable.
I am going to use a home machine as a server until the traffic requires something more professional. The board is an Asus a7v600-x with 2 sata slots. I planned to use these a a raid 1 set up for data only and keep the IDE channel for the OS.
It seems some hard drives are made for RAID (bearing the mention "RAID edition" or similar), is it a true feature or some commercial gimmick?
If it is a true feature, why do they still have a cache (raid is supposed NOT to use the HD cache) and are they worth choosing over other drives?
Does anyone know of current info on the subject that could help me in the selection of the drives?
Thank you for your help.