In the home NAS field , my choice is Solaris11.4 + napp-it, hardware (second hand mostly) Intel system, LSI controllers, Intel based NICs. 4k native HDDs is a plus. You can't go wrong with this combo . Oracle have perfect documentation/manuals about Solaris.
Im not using napp-it anymore , cause...
5. I'm not familiar with actual epyc's motherboards. My latest build is x11spfw-tf , now I will definitely go with epyc zen2 platform.
6.Flexibility when sh*ts happen . With spare HBA on the shelf you can swap the dead one in minutes. In case of motherboard's fail you wil be in pursuit of broad...
My fault . Physical x16 , of course x8 is enough for 10gbe and 8port HBA. The kid is crawling at my back, so excuse me :)
By the way . I will not risk with the onboard sata ports via the chipset. Dedicated HBA on pci slot is way better approach . I prefer it even before build-in MB sas...
Epyc system. Cause the 8 memory channels. Zfs loves fast RAM. 10gbe Nics are around 100 bucks in ebay.
I'd go with epyc mb with 8 ram slots and at least 2 pcix16 - one for 10gbe ,the second gets the HBA .
Did you try NextCloud with file transfer plugin . I was fighting with it a year ago but did not liked the outcome and end with good old solutions of uncoupled VNC and sFTP . Crude but just 4 remote reliable users .
I bought it brand new from local retailer . The price was joke compared to others options . I dig in the online reports, come across initial complains but I found they was resolved with the firmware updates and "pulled the trigger" . Obviously , not regretting it :)
Raid 10 from 8 HDDs @250MB/s must be enough for single client/file. Usually , the NAS performance's headache starts with the network and transport protocols . In a scenario single client working with single file the LAG barely helps .
Be sure that smb signing is disabled at both ends too .
Useful in some cases Interrupts moderation rate to low/medium in properties of the Windows clients NICs ,note- the CPU will take little load.
Don't use smb 1 , thats one of the very few security rules which I obey :)
Try with out...
Yeh Gea thanks,
Played with the NICs drivers setting on both ends. At the Windows side the major difference made interrupt moderation from default "adaptive" to "low" and disabling the flow control . Thats the cost of under 5 percent CPU load . With other types of calculations offloaded to the...