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  1. Never did, then stopped caring about the stats collection.
  2. Ha, I might have at the time! Now, not so much.. I've decided to roll back to 2TB drives for the sake of cost replacements. So I'm running 28+2 2TB drives for the main array, then 16 2TB drives in RAID 10 for the cache drive to be used as unprotected scratch space, etc. I have a separate host for playing around with virtualization, so SSD's just really aren't needed in my use case of unRAID. I'll roll through the stash of 2TB replacement spares and not feel so bad once I start having to spend on retail 2TB drives. At 56TB+16TB, I've got all the storage I really need and ultimately just purge c
  3. Not really kudos, but certainly some dialogue about the concepts or avenues to explore from here. It's interesting to see the pushback on hw raid without anything to really back up the opinions.
  4. So nobody tinkers with this stuff? You just read through the unraid wiki or watch the linus tech tips videos and follow step-by-step? I guess I need a samurai mask in my case for it to be interesting to the community..
  5. 4u, front load with trays, like the supermicro cases. I'll grab a pic or two, but my server room is in absolute disarray right now.
  6. What? Not 160 servers, just around 160 2TB drives, with about 140 2TB drives sitting as cold spares right now. I literally took all of the servers with the intent of only using one or two and keeping everything else as cold spares. Electricity cost hasn't been measured, but I've since stopped using several other virtualization hosts, so it should be about a wash (or less) compared to when all of that was running. No additional unraid licensing - I already had unraid running in a 16 bay server with the full pro license and just moved that OS, disks, and HBA's over into t
  7. I have several 16 and 24 port cards as a result of this haul, but your concern is valid in "normal" scenarios.
  8. I'm not sure I'm following your logic. Losing parity is losing parity - so you're saying it's better to have a single 10tb with potentially a day or more of rebuild time (plus ordering, bc who's keeping a cold spare at that size/cost) than to have a raid10 backed vd made from 2tb drives with a dramatically shorter rebuild time? And I have 140+ cold spares. And I have to actually lose the entirety of one of the mirrored pairs before the vd actually becomes compromised, which means parity is actually more robust. I get the more disks = greater risk of failure argument, but that's why
  9. Most of my unRAID gear has been free over the years, so while I'd love to spend thousands on a super dense micro server with 10TB disks, that's just not something I've ever been able to prioritize in the budget. But since I work in IT and datacenter environments, I do manage to get some fun stuff to play with. Most recently, it was a bunch of "Aberdeen" storage servers - a mix of 48+2, 24, and 16 bay servers all full with circa 2010 compute resources and RAID controllers. They also came populated with 2tb drives of varying ages, about 160 in total. I've moved my curren
  10. Motherboard - Supermicro - X9DR3-FCPU - dual Xeon E5-2620 v2 @ 2.10GHzRAM - DDR3 44GB $350 shipped and paypal'd (conUS)
  11. Thanks, I'll dig in and learn about what's required there. A quick look at TechPowerUp's database and I don't see the 1030 listed, so if you don't mind providing what you have as a starting point that would be great. Shoot me a PM. Thanks!
  12. Excellent, that's the one I'm looking at as well. Any quirks you had to overcome for passthrough?