Can a NAS run within a desktop PC?

Hello,

My question relates to the WD red 4TB NAS drive.

I have a X58A-UD3R motherboard in my desktop PC and I’m running an i7 Processor.  I run my PC 24/7, so I’m thinking that it would be useful if I could incorperate the PC as my NAS as well, because I have 4 empty HDD slots in the case that can run in raid.

I’m also wondering if it’s possible to partition the first drive & run the Windows7 OS which will obvisously be the PC side of things?

Regards,

Pete.

Hi, you should be able to use the WD Red also as an internal PC drive.  

Ichigo wrote:

…you should be able to use the WD Red also as an internal PC drive.  

You should be able to or YES YOU CAN??

Allot rigmarole to go through, to find out should means NO YOU CAN’T!!!

Yes, as long as you have a UEFI BIOS you can install Windows and use the WD Red as a boot drive. For your question regarding the possibility of partitioning the first hard drive in the RAID to install windows, I would check the motherboard manual to see if the RAID controller supports this.