WD RAID Drive Usage

I’m looking to setup a software RAID in Windows. I use SSD’s for OS/apps and platter HDD for data. The RAID will only be for the data. Normally i’d use the green drives but I hear they may not be best in a RAID environment. However since this isn’t a NAS but rather a desktop, I still wasn’t sure if the Reds are the way to go.

Can anyone shed any light?


I believe you should take a look at this link. 

Support for WD desktop drives in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration 

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The link mentions that WD Red is not designed for use with Enterprise RAID’s but if you are going to use it in a home type environment, WD Red should work as long as the RAID is going to be 6 drives or less.