I’m looking at building an “SSD NAS” for a small 10GbE network. It will be used for photo and video projects, so really just need snappy sequential read/write.
Normally, I’d go with FreeNAS for something like this, but I’ve never tackled an all SSD ZFS situation before.
I found this thread on the FreeNAS forum saying that there are a lot of caveats, and it’s generally a bad idea, but that’s from 6 years ago.
Anyone have any experience with this? I’m looking to use 860 Evos… might be able to push the budget to 860 Pros, but nothing enterprise level.
Normally, I’d go with normal hard drives in striped mirrors and a ton of RAM, but with RAM prices being what they are, idk. Also, noise and physical space are limitations here.
Another reason I’m leaning towards SSDs is that I don’t need much capacity. This is just for active projects, so a few terabytes of space plus 50% overhead will be all I need.