Re: WD Red?
Not that I have tested this exact model, but Seagate now nobble their consumer drives so that they can't be used in RAID. Specifically, they disable Error Recovery Control. In the event of a read error, the drive will retry forever instead of giving up after a few seconds so that the RAID controller can find the data on another drive. Result: the drive gets kicked out of the array, and the whole array goes into degraded mode, just for one bad block.
Under Linux this is easy to test:
/usr/sbin/smartctl -l scterc,70,70 /dev/sda
If this command works, then you've enabled ERC with a 7-second timeout. If the command is rejected then your drive doesn't support ERC, so tough.
WD Red drives do have ERC, so I'd strongly suggest those instead for any sort of home RAID. Hitachi drives used to be a good bet too, but they've changed hands so you should check.