I hope your loved ones are safe and healthy.
I have a Dell Precision 3440 SFF workstation. It has Intel W480 chipset with Intel Xeon W 1290 processor. As per Dell it can have following HDD configurations (from what I am interested in):
A. 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD with - 1 x 3.5 HDD.
B. 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD with - 2 x 2.5 HDDs.
I wanted to know if mix drive types:
A. 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD with - 1 x 3.5’ HDD and 1 x 2.5’ SSD
B. 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD with - 2 x 2.5’ SSDs
I am running VMWare ESXi on the workstaion and getting an enterprise grade SSD is expensive. Hence I want to use HDD (NAS grade, which I had lying around) and one additional 2.5’ SSD for the IOPS. As the number of VMs grow latency is eating into my work, I agree mistakes have been made, I am trying to best salvage from this. I purchased the machine 5 years warranty 3 months back :D. I have even connected a NAS (Synology) using iSCSI to put few machines on the NAS. I have one M.2 SSD which I use to mount partitions from as opposed to using it as a boot devices since it is not enterprise grade.
PS: Pardon me but the forum isn’t allowing me to write links.