There was talk on the mailing list about having “cold storage” for files that were accessed less often. I don’t know if there was ever any progress made on this front, but today I was looking to build the twister (http://twister.net.co/) just to help along another decentralized project (though I think maidsafe will replace this). I placed this on my network mounted drive - my 14 TB media server - because I’m not overly concerned about it’s speed. It dawned on my that this would have a huge impact on my GET speeds in the maidsafe network.
I have a ~4TB raid on my local tower, and my ~14TB media server on my network mount. Obviously my network mounted drive is much slower. I would like to be able to dedicate my larger, slower media server to files not used as often as a “cold storage” while using my faster local drives for medium access files, and allocate a chunk of my 18G ram for cache. Is something like this even possible? Will this happen naturally based on access rates?
I want to the most productive node I can in the maidsafe system. If there is no prioritization between my faster speed drives and my slower ones, I think it will downgrade my node as whole.