Build advice to host TrueNAS Core and Plex


New Member
Sep 1, 2022
My build started off a as an Unraid server but I'm now reconsidering going back to an earlier idea of running Promox as my hyper visor. Right now I have the CPU/MOBO/RAM and 4x NVME drives. In the coming weeks I plan on purchasing the HBA controller along with 8-12 SAS drives.

I'm looking for advice on how to set this us. Originally under Unraid I was going to have a RAID 10 nvme pool for my appdata, VMs and docker images. Then hosting just the metadata and movies on the main HDD array.

I was going to run Unraid on a USB thumb drive, now with considering Proxmox I will look at purchasing two Samsung PM893 480GB SSDs and setting them up in raid 1.

Should I stick to this idea for TrueNAS? What should I use my 4 nvme drives for? What type of raid setup would best benefit my system?

HW I currently have:

EPYC 7302p
TYAN S8030 (S8030GM4NE-2T)
ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 PCIe 4.0 X4 Expansion Card
4x SABRENT 2TB Rocket NVMe 2TB


Famous Member
Jun 30, 2020
You could use the NVMe SSDs as VM storage (ZFS might cause massive SSD wear but as far as I see those SSDs warranty isn't limited by TBW or you could just RMA them when they fail) and then PCI passthrough the HBA into an Unraid or TrueNAS VM.


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