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Installing OS on WD Red?

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Title says it all, bad idea?

Making a rig for 24/7 camera streaming downloads.
I was thinking about installing my OS on a WD Red 4TB hard drive but I am reading that may not be a good idea.
Since I will not be really using this computer daily, is it worth getting a 50-100gb SSD for the OS and streaming the data to the WD Red 24/7?
Or should I be looking at something else for the OS hard drive?
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What makes you feel it would be a bad idea?
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Generally speaking RED drives are for NAS systems, but I don't think it would be an issue.

However, I would always rather have my OS on a smaller separate drive and keep all data on another drive in case anything goes wrong with the OS.

If you were thinking of putting Green drives in a RAID NAS system, then you may have a problem. but that's a different ball game.
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