I have three 3TB 5400rpm HDD's running on RAID 5 in my Ubuntu server VM as my NAS. I recently just hooked up this NAS Server directly to my Desktop via 10GB Ethernet cards and fiber optic cable (thought it would be fun). My PC to Server speeds jumped up significantly but not as high as I had expected (and seen on other's systems) It then dawned on me that now my bottleneck is the medium the data is being transferred to/from (ie. HDD's).
So my question is can I put a SSD into my server to cache or buffer (not sure which term is the most correct) the data being sent from my PC. Basically I want to dump everything I am transferring onto the SSD and then have the server automatically push it to the RAID 5 disks. I figure the way I want to do it won't boost read speeds when I access data on my NAS but I am more concerned about pushing data to my NAS faster
I have a rough idea how I could do it myself and just automate it w/ scripts but I was hoping someone knew something that could help or knew where I can read up on something like this.
**I could probably make a RAMDisk on my PC to boost transfer speed from server to PC couldn't I?