Context: I have a family member (relatively low income, low technical sophistication, low iq - “I’ll pay you for it” means credit card debt/never) who wanted to blow a bunch of cash on a large SSD (4TB) after I showed him how amazing swapping an old HDD for a 1TB SSD was (gift). I happen to have an old HDD that I’m no longer using plus a 480GB MLC nvme SSD + a PCIe to nvme adapter lying around. He uses the parts for his business so reliability matters more than performance. I’ve already got him backing up everything to a NAS.
- If I gifted the above set up, and migrated users/documents to newdrive//documents (and photos and… ) are there any gotchas?
- Are there any things that I should mention to explain the set up? Here and now I’m thinking “I have these spare parts lying around, a good SSD and a decent hard drive working together should be plenty fast”
- Are there any things I should look into in primocache? Here and now I’m thinking the 480gb drive set to read-write cache on auto for a 3TB SSD, RAM cache, no write deferral, etc.