I just did a new build, I have a 480 gig ssd as my boot drive, but I am also going to put in a few 3 TB drives and use this computer as a torrent box and a home media server, as well as my primary computer.
I have read a lot about the WD Red series, and how they are optimized for NAS.
I was wondering if I should consider drives like these for my media server, keeping in mind this is not a dedicated NAS box, but a primary computer that will host media as well.
What hard drives should I get?
any old WD or seagate drives or should I look for something like Red's optimized for a NAS environment??
The Red drive comes with the NASware and that would be beneficial to your raid and if your running 24/7 since the Reds are optimized for a NAS environment then they would be the better option. Since Amazon doesn't give a good description like you get in Newegg you can look at the Overview tab in this link for some good info on the Reds.