Seeking Advice: Proxmox, unRAID/TrueNAS Setup on Dell Precision 7920 Workstation


New Member
Oct 18, 2023
Hello everyone,

After much contemplation, I opted for a used Dell Precision 7920 workstation boasting dual 20-core CPUs and 512GB RAM. This workstation features roughly 8 disk bays, and I intend to incorporate three 20TB hard drives alongside several 2TB SSDs.

I'm considering running Proxmox on this workstation to streamline my hardware and reduce electricity consumption. Additionally, I'm thinking of installing either unRAID or TrueNAS as a VM with PCI passthrough for the 20TB drives and SSDs. I aim to allocate a portion of these drives back to Proxmox for VM storage, while Proxmox will also have its dedicated 2TB SSD.

I'd appreciate insights on whether this setup sounds feasible. Has anyone tackled a similar configuration on a Dell Precision 7920, or can anyone share advice or potential pitfalls to watch out for?

Thank you in advance for your expertise!


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