So after reading many threads on NAS software and the fact that I don't want just a storage computer I decided to bite the bullet and make a quite overkill server, but I need some help with the cache pool drives.
Is there a common rule of thumb on the size of drives you should be using, I will definitely do a cache drive with a parity in-case one fails.
mobo: Z10PE-D16 WS
cpu: 2x e5-2690v4
ram: 4x16 ECC
case: supermicro with 1200W dual psu, 24 hot swaps
gpu: W5900 2gb
HBA: 2278300-R Adaptec SAS HBA 71605H Single
drives: 6x8TB (2 parities) helium drives, i have a crapton of 4tb greens and reds but I will use them in a separate enclose as backups.
I plan to run Plex, emby, torrent, couchpatoate, and other things related to media library, owncloud, teamspek server, retro game server, probably 2 Windows 10 VMs, and a Ubuntu VM to learn.
Anyways, i wonder if 2x1TB enterprise SSDs will do for cache or would 2x2TB drives be a better choice. There has been days that between moving data files and light torrents I can probably move over 1TB of data in one day. Question is how does unRaid handle this, does it just accumulate the data and move it all at night.
Is it possible to fill up the cache drive? Will it just start moving files to spinner HDDs at some point once it starts filling up?
Thanks for filling in my noobnes on this subject.