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Western Digital RE4 in RAID 0?

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hey guys, well i just ordered my new build and when i went to add a hard drive to the cart i just looked for 1T HDD or higher with a high cache at 7200rpm, so i came across the WD RE4 and just added it to the cart without reading ( stupid me )
and now i find out that the card is made to run in raid and not as a stand alone drive. It says best if used in RAID 1,5, or 10. But i dont want it to hold up my build so can i use it in RAID 0 and not expect it to fail in a year or less or should i get a new drive for my os.
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The WD RE4 is a very high reliability drive, and will work perfectly fine without RAID. The RE drives are marketed as best if used in RAID 1,5, or 10 because the regular consumer drives have a habit of failing if used in RAID. The RE4's have the proper TLER functions. If you choose to add another drive for RAID 0 absolutely nothing bad. The drive will not fail in a year due to not being used in RAID. Think of it as everything a consumer drive is but designed to be more reliable.
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i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
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Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
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MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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thanks i was worried. +1 rep for calming my fears of having to delay my build
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