Just installed the trial version of Drivepool on my 8.1 machine to test it out. So far so good. I have three - 2TB WD green hard drives (WD20EADS I think). The hard drives are several years old and were pulled out of a Thecus NAS because apparently the NAS kept losing the RAID array. I'm hoping that drivepool works differently and won't complain, but I'm planning for the worse. Over the next couple months I'll replace each 2TB drive and am looking for suggestions on what drive(s) work well with drivepool and Windows 8.1.
I'd be particularly interested if anyone's using the WD Red drives, like the WD??EFRX (20, 30, or 40 depending on size). The 3TB (WD30EFRX) are $122 on amazon which seems like a good deal but I'm not sure if these will work well in a windows 8.1/drivepool configuration. I don't really know how picky the software is when it comes to hard drives. Thanks for any advice.