Finally i managed to setup the new lab and home-datacenter.
Due to several home limitations (cost of power, space and noise)
The decision was clear:
The NUC can run RAID 0 and 1 on the internal NVMe drives, i’m going for RAID 0 (Stripe)
This is where it gets a bit interesting.. Mostly i’m going to run VM’s within Hyper-V.
Hyper-V and deduplication that is… of course.
I needed to move the OS to another disk, for maximum storage.
Keep in mind, deduplication will not run on OS/System disk.
This is where the USB Flash Drives comes in handy, Windows Server 2016 can run directly on that, leaving me with 2 full NVMe drives in RAID 0 and deduplication – YAY!
that’s the hardware part 🙂
The follow up post is here: http://blog.thomasmarcussen.com/follow-up-on-the-home-datacenter-hardware/