I mean SSDs have their advantages, but for typical home NAS uses those are largely irrelevant. I mean few home users have 10 GBit networks at home.
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I was looking at just doing a RAID1 SSD volume for ISCSI VMware datastore. I do a lot of customer testing at home and storage is always my slow point for my two VMWare servers and even though they have local SSD they currently have no redundancy. Nothing I could lose would be critical just a hassle.
> I mean few home users have 10 GBit networks at home.
10GbE network gear can be very cheaply found on Ebay.
Look for 2nd hand Mellanox "ConnectX" series network cards. The ConnectX series, currently in the 6th or so generation now, can all do 10GbE (or faster). Even the generation 1 stuff.
Besides NAS, there is direct attached storage using USB 3 and Thunderbolt links. In lower-end NAS this disks could be useful as caches, but they can also be useful to build more compact, low power ones.
There are some small boards based on Intel Atom C3000 chips that have 10Gb ports and a lot of SATA ports (but only one NVMe). Some power users (i.e. video editing) could like a NAS built with such specs.
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