Explanation from Anandtech about what the WD Red line actually is, how these drives are optimized for NAS.
Less aggressive head parking (no IntelliPark feature)
Configurable Time Limited Error Recovery (TLER), with a default of 7 seconds
IntelliPower disk rotation speeds (comparable to Green drives)
Vibration reduction mechanism in hardware
3-Yr. warranty and 24x7 phone support
It makes no difference.
If you have an HTPC as a home server then a NAS drive system is recommended, and some slower large drives can't handle it and die quickly, these won't, that is all.
Kinda new to all this, but im building 2 computers.. a HTPC for the living room, and a desktop for the office.. Im going to have the HTPC stream movies from the desktop. So my desktop is going to play as a office computer/gaming/NAS (light gaming btw)... Does that sound ok?
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