WD Red NAS drives come with built in firmware (NASware 3.0). If the drive is not going to be used in a conventional NAS device, such as a Synology or FreeNAS machine, are there any special procedures required to install it on a bare metal Freebsd 11.2 machine with ZFS? Will the firmware conflict with the operating system or filesystem in any way?
This particular machine will have only two mirrors. It will not have any raidz devices at the moment.