I have a 4 CPU 16GB RAM system with an Areca 1230 RAID card and 6 HDs in a RAID 0+1 configuration with 1 hot spare.
System has 2 onboard 1Gpbs nics
I want to turn the system into a NAS.
It seems like 16GB RAM for a NAS is a waste though.
Is there any way to possibly turn a good portion of that extra RAM into cache, or maybe some kind of RAMDRIVEs for some extra fast swap space?
Host controller uses Ubuntu.
What method is most reliable and relatively simple to setup?
Will I see a noticeable improvement in performance if I had some kind of cache utilizing the system RAM for the NAS?