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Can i use Caviar Red for a OS Drive

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Can I use the Caviar Red for OS even though it says Raid and NAS?

Will I have any problems or will there be any difference?
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yes you can still use it for your OS drive, although if you have a little bit of cash I'd recommend getting a SSD instead. Are you looking to purchase a RED drive or do you already have it?
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already have it
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Actually, the REDs are recommended for NAS use only per Western Digital.
   
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Actually, the REDs are recommended for NAS use only per Western Digital.

Reds are designed for NAS use so that means 24/7 operation, higher operating temperatures and heavier expected workload compared to desktop drives. Really, the only sticking point here is the 5400RPM speed (slow seek/access time).
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