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Day 50 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 50 of (this was stuck in a draft folder, so this is a couple of weeks old… I decided to recycle this as day 50, but it was originally day 37 or something…).

Just about 13 days ago: After running ZFS on my Mac for a few hours, I removed it and installed a trial of the SoftRAID software… I am not sure what was going on, but with ZFS installed, my machine just kept crashing… less than an hour and bang… So, I installed SoftRAID, and the speed ok… Not massive speeds, but not 100% sure I am using the right cables… More testing with cables soon…But in reality, this is software RAID 5 over 5 spinning disks. 270Mb/s read ain’t bad… 115Mb/s write ain’t great, but it’s RAID 5…

Cut to today: The trial of SoftRaid is just about up, and I am not sure I am going to buy it… I have been thinking of installing Proxmox or TrueNAS on GodBoxV3, which already has 8 8Tb Spinning drives, 7 NVMe drives (2 in RAID 0 for boot, and 4 in RAID 5 (ish, Windows Storage Spaces) one not usable for some reason, along with 2 960Gb SSDs). If I use the 5-bay enclosure with GodBoxV3, I can use that as one pool (External) the 8 Spinning disks inside as a second pool, the MVMEs as a third, and the SSDs either as a cache to the 8 internal disks, or possibly a more different pool… But this is something I am still thinking about… Anyway, links to random stuff are below…



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