I had a crazy idea for a storage system for my personal desktop. I am starting to assemble the components and wanted to check is this would even work, as well as what all I would need to purchase/do to make it happen.
It begins with two 512 GB NVMe drives, striped to one 1 TB ultra-fast drive. Added to that are two 4 TB Sata SSDs, also striped into one drive. These are then both combined through tiered storage software (currently thinking FuzeDrive 1000, open to other recommendations). Thus, I have one C: drive, 1 TB of ultra fast storage and 8 TB of slower storage that I see as one. Additionally, I would have a 10 TB (two 5 TB) hard drive in a separate location that I would back the whole system up to.
I don't know a whole lot about RAID, or what kind of RAID cards/software I would need for that, as well as what the best drives are for this. Currently, I will almost certainly get a Samsung 960 EVO 512 GB to pair with the one I already have. I am leaning towards Kingston or Samsung for the Sata SSDs, and Western Digital for the Hard Drives.
Ryzen 5 2600 OC to 3.9 GHz, stock cooler
16 GB (2x8) 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM from G.Skill
MSI Armor MkII OC 8 GB RX 570
Asus Prime B-450 Plus
Samsung 960 EVO 512 GB NVMe M.2 drive
1 TB Toshiba OEM Dell Hard Drive (Plan to discard)
In short: Will this work? How do I make it work?