I have two spare slots to add two add more storage, and have a need to add a relatively large amount of storage as cheaply as possible. The data on the new disks will mostly be temporary file storage.
I've explored adding SATA storage to the on board SATA interface, which is limited to 1TB per SATA disk, and am now looking at alternatives. I'm wondering about adding nearline SAS drives to the existing controller to give me lots of storage at near SATA pricing.
I'm a little nervous about mixing SAS and nearline SAS disks on the same controller even though no volumes will ever span the two disks types. I'm looking for advise on whether this would be a good idea or not?
I'm considering adding either 1 or 2 disks with a capacity of 2TB each. If I add two disks, I'll likely configure them as RAID 0 as capacity is more important than fault tolerance.