(beginner) NVMe drive setup: will I be stupid?


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Nov 22, 2023
Hey there!

I'm starting to upgrade my home server and want to start using proxmox to seperate my concerns, those being:
- Photo backup using immich
- DDNS & nginx web server
- Paperless & Obsidian
- Home Assistant

AFAIK, its quite important to start out with the correct number of drives; as I already have a 2TB NVMe, I'm thinking of a RAIDZ-1 setup to get 4TB of storage, buying two more 2TB NVMes as well as a PCIe4x to NVMe adapter (since I only have 2 nvme slots on my motherboard).
Now, is there a major faux-pas doing it this way? Am I missing something, or is there something big I should look out for?

I'm really thankful for any insight and help, thank you in advance!
Cheers, Herzog
I'd rather know before I spend 150€ on two more drives, that's why I'm asking beforehand :)
Okay, it had sound as if you had all that's needed. If you can afford, I would go ahead...
Bare in mind that you may need to passthrough the PCIe device.
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raidZ1 will not give you anything near 4TB when using three drives of 2TB. Please search the forum for ZFS raidz padding; you might be better of with a 2x2TB mirror.
Also, if you device to buy cheap consumer QLC SSDs, you'll waste your money. Please search the forum about QLC and learn about enterprise drives with PLP.


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