So, like the title mentions, I plan on building a couple of new exactly the same OMV servers (one Main & one Backup). Thinking 18TB total capacity in each, will use 10Gb Ethernet with Mellanox ConnectX-3 cards interconnecting directly with my main PC (for fast file transfers from PC to either server & also server-to-server). Trying to get a nice blend of capacity & performance without spending a ton of $.
I was thinking each server would have (3) 6TB Seagate Iron Wolf drives (each server will be housed in a Cooler Master Elite 110 case, so not a lot of room for HDDs, 3 max - I want a small server).
I'm thinking if lucky, I can maybe get 450-500MB/s data transfer rates across this 10GbE network.
But, what if I decided to splurge a little (alot, actually) and replaced one of the 6TB Iron Wolf's with 6TB of SSD storage? Like (3) Samsung 2TB QVO SSDs in each server (or a faster SSD?).
*** Is there any way in OMV to do this for performance like a RAID 0, without losing the 4TB of capacity of the HDDs, since RAID 0 total capacity is based on the smallest drives in the array? So I'd be looking at combining somehow (if possible) 2 RAID 0 sets? A RAID 0 set of (3) 2TB SSDs + RAID 0 set of (2) 6TB Iron Wolfs. I'd be looking to do this on both servers.