I am designing a NAS solution. WD marketing literature is clear that it recommends using 3.5 Red drives in NAS solutions with RAID. That is understandable since many people choose to implement RAID in NAS solutions. However, I do *not* intend to use RAID at all in my NAS solution, and as a result, I want to make sure I choose the optimal disk for my NON-RAID NAS solution. I have not seen any literature that specifically addresses whether Red is the best solution for a NAS with *no* RAID. Please advise. And if Red is still advised, please advise why – since all the materials I have seen and heard talk about Red’s benefits for a RAID environment specifically.
Thanks in advance!