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Best Practices on a Single SSD Network Share?

ISJ

Joined
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
6
Hello,

I'm looking for some guidance on an addition to my FreeNAS system. I want to create a PCI-E SSD share and use it for volatile temporary storage and file transfers between systems. So redundancy is not needed, I just want quick storage over the network with High IOPS.

Thoughts on how to do this best best? Does scrubbing need to really be done all the time? Ect...

Specs:
OS:
FreeNAS-11.2-U5
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 cores)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V
Ram: 32GB DDR3 (non-ECC)
Storage:
7x
WD Red WD40EFRX NAS Hard Drives (RAIDZ2, 16.2TB usable space)
1x 500 GB Samsung EVO 970 M2 SSD (on a M2 to PCI-E board)
4x 1GbE (Etherchannel'ed)

Thanks!
 

ISJ

Joined
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
6
So essentially, I want to avoid being that dude connecting 4 virtual hard drives on the same physical disk in a RAID. Any thoughts?
 

pschatz100

FreeNAS Guru
Joined
Mar 30, 2014
Messages
791
I am curious as to what you are trying to accomplish. I am not familiar with EtherChanneling myself, but the description on wikipedia would indicate that it only benefits networks with high traffic from a mix of applications.
 
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