I am a bit confused right now regarding some use cases for ZFS (or BTRFS). So I hope some of you can give some input.
It is about my small home use NAS. Asrock J5005, 8 GB RAM, 2x16TB HDD. Mainly used as SMB/CIFS/Nextcloud File Server and Plex Media Server for < 10 users.
So far my storage is configured as mdadm stripe and I use some USB drives to backup. I'm also considering expanding it to a RAID5 with a third 16 TB HDD.
Now, purely out of interest, I've been looking at the advantages of ZFS and wondering if it would make sense in my case? Especially the possibility to detect Silent Data Corruption and taking snapshots sounds quite good. However, some say that it causes a lot of load and needs lots of RAM. Others say this is more likely to play a role with high user numbers. What do you think?