Media storage... what drives to buy? Green? Red? Remove drives from cheap externals?

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http://hardforum.com – Ive been waiting and waiting on a good deal for some drives that will be suitable for a network storage system. Ive been avoiding the cheaper "green" drives because I was told their life will be reduced because of their power saving features. The lack of "red" drives going on a good sale anywhere but Newegg is getting me to think about buying something else. Newegg charges a lot to ship to an APO address - at least about $10 per hard drive. Ive seen a handful of the "green" drives from various companies hit as low as $35 or so per tb. The "red"/nas d (Hardware)