P3R wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:05 pm
I'm not a user and can't answer any of your questions but here are a few things to think about:
This is a nice thread that you probably want to read.
- Consolidating everything into a single unit make that unit critical. When it fail, literally everything in your network stop working.
- Rack mount models are typically very noisy, which is often a problem in home environments. I hope you have a sound-proof utility room to place it in.
- The only model that I think have the CPU performance and RAM support that you want is the QGD-1602P-C3758-16G.
- Reading the documentation, I can't find any NVMe slots in any of the systems which mean that you need a expansion card for that.
- Reading the documentation, I can't find anywhere that transcoding hardware-assisted by a video card is supported.
- Reading the documentation, I only find mentioned that the USB-connected TR-models, including the rack form factor TR-400U are supported. That doesn't mean the TL-R400S won't work, but you probably want to confirm that before buying.
- RAID 5 offer more usable storage and better sequential performance than RAID 10. Home media/storage usage is typically of a sequential nature. RAID 10 is faster for random access loads, often found in enterprise environments but very rarely in home applications.
Noise is not a concern that much it will replace 2 1u appliance a HP DL320e Gen8 V2 and a Aruba S2500 Switch in a small 6u rack, it will be less noise and power and easier to manage and use the HP server for playing around.
I do have a backup router/switch connections in case of failure in the same rack to keep my core network alive.
16G of ram and the 1600P should handle PFSense and the media server with ease, maybe even the DC depending on how loaded it is, but i think the throughput between switch could be better so may choose the 1602P depending on location. (Thinking with a 1600P with a 4bay extension and a 1602P with a 12bay extension)
I see in the documentation that the 1602P have 2 x M.2 SSD Slots.
"The QGD-1602P uses Intel® Atom® C3000 series multi-core 2.2GHz processors, has two SATA drive bays, and provides and two M.2 NVMe SSD slots for SSD caching to increase IOPS performance. Two PCIe Gen3 x2 slots allows users to install 10GbE network cards, QM2 dual-port M.2 SSD/10GbE cards, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cards, or Wireless Adapters to boost core functionality."
Would need to add the PCIe card for the 1600P, but if it is as the doumentation says a PCIe Gen2 x 2 then it may not be worth it and just using SSDs on the 2 2.5 slots be about the same.
And would hope to use them a raid 1 storage volume for the VMs.
Reason behind the Raid10 is that reading should be x4 and writing x2, plus no parity so less burden on the cpu and ram. It will contain media for the movie server and also a share for documents/backups.
It has two Pcie Slots but here is where i would want some more info to know if it would support the PCIe card that comes with the TL-R400S. According to https://www.qnap.com/en/compatibility-e ... =qgd-1602p
it supports it but wanted to see if anyone was using it and what performance they see out of it.
I think if the PCIe accepts the card and it uses regular x86 drivers then it should work with the gpu card.