I finally got a Windows 10 VM with GPU passsthrough working on top of a Manjaro install. But now I am unemployed and need another project without really having a lot of spare cash to throw at it. I have been toying with the idea of getting a cheap IBM m1015 HBA and creating a NAS VM with a simple mirrored array inside my singular desktop. I already have a stand alone synology NAS so this would be non critical / redundant backups, but I would ideally want it to have use beyond a simple learning project.
SO I guess the questions are:
What are the tradeoffs for a VM NAS vs hardware NAS?
Is data integrity any more of a concern on a VM?
System it would be going into:
Xeon E5-2690v3 (12 core 24 thread)
32GB of ECC 2133 RAM
512GB SSD for (rarely used) Windows 10 install
1TB SSD for Manjaro / Storage
AMD RX470 4GB (Manjaro)
Nvidia 1060 6GB (Windows 10 VFIO VM)
825W power supply
NAS VM (FreeNAS? / Debian? / OpenMediaVault?) would add a IBM m1015 HBA passthrough with a couple of SATA HDDs attached