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Organize SSD + NVme + HDD

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Hello guys,

I am new to the unRAID family. I am setting up my new NAS/Server.


I have a core i9 9900k + 64Gb RAM DDR4-3000 + Nvidia Quadro P2000


My goal is to have some Plex transcoding. I manage good everything about Plex and docker configuration but I do not know how to organize my array of devices.


This is what I have currently :


- 6 HDD 5400rpm WD Red 4TB

- 2 SSD SATA Samsung 850 pro 500GB

- 1 SSD NVme Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB


Which drive I should use for caching and which drive for storing my docker containers ?

It is better to use NVme for caching or to store docker ?
What would you do with that configuration ?

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depends on the importance of your vms and containers

The spinners in the array (1 or 2 for parity it's up to you)

I would make a cache pool with the 2 850 pro.

Till here that's what i made for my server.

I don't have the need to add a nvme ssd.

If i had a high i/o demanding vm i'll probably run it from a nvme as unassigned drive with a daily backup on the array.

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