The box I have dedicated for use in MaidSafe farming runs in a VM, & it has 2 virtual disk images available to it, each with vastly different speeds.
One is 32GB on an SSD, & the other is 360GB on a SATAIII HDD connected via USB3. The OS the MaidSafe software will be installed to is on its own 8GB SSD-based virtual disk.
In the event the MaidSafe software bases its benchmarks on the lowest performance score of the box, I’m afraid the SSD’s added quickness will be nullified by the HDD that’s attached.
So my question is, will there be a method presented by the MaidSafe software with which to account for the tiered storage model present in the box?
If so, my plan will be to provide 2 levels of storage to the network, as much SSD space as I can afford to add to the host, with larger allocations provided by cheaper, HDD disks. A 6TB HDD & a 512GB SSD are about the same price, & I’d like to balance space with speed & provide both- if it’s supported such that this strategy makes sense.
Might I be better off disconnecting the HDD disk to prevent my benchmark from being dragged down by its slowness, & focus my upgrades on providing SSD space exclusively?