I just built my first PC and have a WD RED 1TB drive. I am wondering if it can use this as a normal HDD rather than a network drive. It would save me loads of money to splash out on a new drive since i can't return the RED drive.
It's a WD RED 7200rpm 1TB SataIII NASware HDD.
Will there be any incompatibility or problems with this.
My system specs are:
Phenom II x4 965 BE
8GB of corsair vengeance ddr3 1600mhz
Saphire HD radeon 7770 1gb
Windows 7 pro 64bit
Any SATA hard disk can work without RAID. There's nothing special with a WD Red drive other than a firmware that's optimized for RAID use (as with WD RE drives, Seagate Constellation ES and others). Just install it and it will work.