Boot Drive Best Practices?


New Member
Feb 27, 2019
Proxmox noob here.

I currently have Proxmox booting off a 120GB SSD which is also where my VM boot disks are as well. I've got a 10TB SnapRAID/mergerFS array serving media and a couple of 500GB SSDs...not really doing anything.

What's the best practices for the bare metal boot drive and the VM/LXC boot drives? Should I be running everything off the same drive? I was thinking about using the two 500GB SSDs in a ZFS mirror but wasn't sure if I should keep the 120GB SSD as the Proxmox boot drive and use the two 500GB SSDs as boot storage for VMs/LXCs?

Currently I've just got a Plex server running which isn't very intense but I'd also like to run a Windows 10 VM. Would a SSD boot drive be better for Windows 10 VM performance vs using a chunk of my SnapRAID array as the boot drive?


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