We are working on a server with 6 2.5" NVME drives. The goal is to use these drives for a VMWare data store with some level of hardware redundancy. Surviving one drive failure would be acceptable.
I have heard NVME RAID controllers are not common and part of the reason is a performance reduction compared to directly presenting each NVME drive as a block device.
Is there a better more modern approach than using a RAID controller.