I bought bought a box of 16* Oracle F80 800GB MLCs and wonder how to set them:
Should I leave them exposed as separate 200GB SSDs? I guess by having more VDEVs I should get more IOPS
reflash them and expose as big 800GB drives. Easier to maintain(and replaced failed drives), but less IOPS I guess.
Choosing 1st option would allow in case of just 3 * F80, make two raid-z2 VDEVs. I know that I should probably use mirrors for them. But is really z1 or z2 with more VDEVs(200GB) slower than multiple mirrors of 800GB?
For now I want them to use in old Dell R900 with 7 PCI-E slots as shared iSCSI server for Proxmox (it’s all for testing)