Hey guys, I'll preface by saying thanks for any responses. I'm in the process of basically overhauling my entire home network (cat6A wiring & ubiquity ecosystem immediately - 10G switch later this year), main workstation, and server (due to trickle down economics of workstation upgrade).
My current server has met my needs for the past 5 years or so, but is a very basic (aging) win10 box with only spinners for mass storarge (30TB currently) and an old SSD OS drive that doesn't write any faster than the spinners, so I've not implimented ssd write caching (and am maxed out on SATA ports).
The new server has 2 main goals, switch to a plex implementation for transcoding/remote viewing and take advantage of 10G home network (ssd write caching) for faster video transfers. My current workstation has a 512GB 950 Pro m.2 nvme drive that I've outgrown in capacity for my main workstation and will be replacing for my next build. I'd like to know if I can carryover this 950 pro drive as I transition my current workstation into my new home server to use as both the OS drive and the write cache for the server? I'm aware of the immediate duplication setting I will need to change. I'm not concerned about the time it takes to move data off the write cache to the duplicated drivepool. Can I use the 950 as an OS drive and the single write cache for my pool to maximize transfer speed for my future 10g network? If so should I plan on separating the OS from the write cache with different partitions or any other tips?
Future Sever (mostly current WS parts):
Intel 6700k, Asus Maximus VII Gene MB, 32 GB Ram (plan to use 1/2 for ram disk for plex transcoding), need to purchase 1660 super or p2000 for transcoding, used supermicro server chassis w/ x16 hot swap ordered, LSI SAS 9207-8i HBA, and migrate 30TB drivepool plus toss in a couple of random spinners that I have lying around and I didn't have room for before. No virtual machines or anything else taxing planned.
Am I neglecting to see something? Thanks again for the help and suggestions!