My thought is I could probably boost my system (dell r720) to 768G RAM. Make a 512G ramdisk for temp 1 and 8x 2.5 SSDs in Raid 0 for temp 2.
Might not be the fastest plotter ever but should pump out K34’s without burning through loads of NVMEs.
Theres a 3 year warranty on the 2.5 SSDs and they’re cheap enough. NVME’s are a pain to fit into a R720.
Was also thinking I could create a second smaller Ramdisk to use as a cache to reduce the use of the SSD array ?
I have 3 dell servers atm. An r620, r720 and r820. All have consumer 2.5 SSDs with no issues (thus far). The r820 is split into several raid arrays for running over 24 VMs each with their own dedicated space and its been fine. There’s been several bios updates for ssd compatability over the years.