[SOLVED] Need Suggestion related to TrueNAS

Hi Guys... I have recently Build NAS Based on TrueNAS out of my Old PC components..

Specs-
Intel Core i3 6098P
2*4GB 2133Mhz Kingston Value DDR4 RAM
Gigabyte GA-H110M DS2
Msi GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5
Coolermaster MWE 450v2 80+ bronze.

Storage drives
-16GB USB Flash drive for TrueNAS Core..
-240GB Crucial BX500 (current Storage Drive)...

My question is... Can I use any PCIe x1 to SATA controller for True NAS? Does that Controller and onboard SATA Ports work with Software RAID?

I am only using 1 SSD.. just for testing.. I was impressed by its performance and price I actually invested.. so I think I can do 8 drives (HDDs) in future for that NAS (just for Home)
Now my board have only 4 Sata Ports.. can I use PCIe x1 to 4xSATA card?? (Let's say very cheap Converter (not RAID card or HBA)

Am currently getting maxed out 118MBPS (nearly 989MbPS) over 1GbPS Onboard Ethernet controller... May be in future.. can I use 10GbPS card?? Without any issues..??

I am running my current set-up for like 2 months no issues... Just 240GB space..
 

kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Hi Guys... I have recently Build NAS Based on TrueNAS out of my Old PC components..

Specs-
Intel Core i3 6098P
2*4GB 2133Mhz Kingston Value DDR4 RAM
Gigabyte GA-H110M DS2
Msi GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5
Coolermaster MWE 450v2 80+ bronze.

Storage drives
-16GB USB Flash drive for TrueNAS Core..
-240GB Crucial BX500 (current Storage Drive)...

My question is... Can I use any PCIe x1 to SATA controller for True NAS? Does that Controller and onboard SATA Ports work with Software RAID?

I am only using 1 SSD.. just for testing.. I was impressed by its performance and price I actually invested.. so I think I can do 8 drives (HDDs) in future for that NAS (just for Home)
Now my board have only 4 Sata Ports.. can I use PCIe x1 to 4xSATA card?? (Let's say very cheap Converter (not RAID card or HBA)

Am currently getting maxed out 118MBPS (nearly 989MbPS) over 1GbPS Onboard Ethernet controller... May be in future.. can I use 10GbPS card?? Without any issues..??

I am running my current set-up for like 2 months no issues... Just 240GB space..
A SATA III port uses the equivalent bandwidth of a PCIe 3.0 lane. So a PCIe x1 to SATAx4 would run those four ports at 1/4 speed. That might be acceptable for HDDs assuming 100MB/s throughput for an HDD.
TrueNAS is an OS. So you have to find out if it has driver support for whatever card you are thinking of using. I would post this question on the TrueNAS board.
 
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kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Hi Guys... I have recently Build NAS Based on TrueNAS out of my Old PC components..

Specs-
Intel Core i3 6098P
2*4GB 2133Mhz Kingston Value DDR4 RAM
Gigabyte GA-H110M DS2
Msi GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5
Coolermaster MWE 450v2 80+ bronze.

Storage drives
-16GB USB Flash drive for TrueNAS Core..
-240GB Crucial BX500 (current Storage Drive)...

My question is... Can I use any PCIe x1 to SATA controller for True NAS? Does that Controller and onboard SATA Ports work with Software RAID?

I am only using 1 SSD.. just for testing.. I was impressed by its performance and price I actually invested.. so I think I can do 8 drives (HDDs) in future for that NAS (just for Home)
Now my board have only 4 Sata Ports.. can I use PCIe x1 to 4xSATA card?? (Let's say very cheap Converter (not RAID card or HBA)

Am currently getting maxed out 118MBPS (nearly 989MbPS) over 1GbPS Onboard Ethernet controller... May be in future.. can I use 10GbPS card?? Without any issues..??

I am running my current set-up for like 2 months no issues... Just 240GB space..
A SATA III port uses the equivalent bandwidth of a PCIe 3.0 lane. So a PCIe x1 to SATAx4 would run those four ports at 1/4 speed. That might be acceptable for HDDs assuming 100MB/s throughput for an HDD.
TrueNAS is an OS. So you have to find out if it has driver support for whatever card you are thinking of using. I would post this question on the TrueNAS board.
 
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A SATA III port uses the equivalent bandwidth of a PCIe 3.0 lane. So a PCIe x1 to SATAx4 would run those four ports at 1/4 speed. That might be acceptable for HDDs assuming 100MB/s throughput for an HDD.
TrueNAS is an OS. So you have to find out if it has driver support for whatever card you are thinking of using. I would post this question on the TrueNAS board.
So if that card works (lets say we installed drivers for it can I then will be able to use Software RAID??. And what about failure or issues during heavy load.. (just curious to know)...
 
TrueNAS will recognize widely used/available Intel cards...

(With but a single BX500 SSD for storage, I'm not sure I'd be upgrading to 10 Gbps in NICs and switch just to gain another 100 Mbps random reads/writes...; but, yes, for sure 110-118 MB/sec reads/writes is 'the wall' for 1 GbE)
 

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