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  1. Thanks for the reply and information. It's good to hear that what I have can work. The only thought on going the Ryzen route would be to hopefully consume less power draw compared to my Xeon rig. Seeing as I currently don't have a Plex Pass any trancoding is done by the CPU and so far hasn't effected anything, granted it's usually just 1 stream, since I didn't realize until it's too late that the Apple TV 4K doesn't direct play MKVs so Plex has to transcode those, hopefully I'll get around to converting them to MP4, once in a blue moon a remote stream. As for VMs, it would probably be just one Windows 10 VM running fully time with BI, that is if I even decide to move it over from the dedicated box it's on now. But the one I'm really thinking about moving over is my firewall, so that I can retire that box. It's currently untangle, but I might switch it over to opensense, so a single core will run that no problem. With 6 drives, would it be fine to have just 1 parity drive? Right now 2 of them are parity as that's why they suggest. I have a 7th 4TB drive that I would use for parity and the other 6 would be for storage. At what line do you consider a second parity drive with unRaid?
  2. Would there be a better subforum than this to get some info, thoughts or suggestions? Would have thought I would have at least one reply by now. lol
  3. So for the last year and a half I've had a FreeNas box running without issues pretty much running only Plex. FreeNas is horrible for VMs so that's part of my thought train here to move to unRaid. I'm curious as to if it's worthwhile to keep my gear as is and just move over to unRaid or get a new CPU, motherboard and Ram? Specs are below. Supermicro X9SLR-f motherboard Intel Xeon E5-2650v2 CPU 32GB Samsung DDR3 ECC memory LSI 9211 controller Fractal R4 case 6 - 4TB HDST 7200RPm NAS drives 128GB SATA SSD boot drive The NAS stores mostly movies, a mix of 4K and 1080p, and some system backups and just stores files. I'd like to obvioulsy do Plex, VMs, thinking about moving my Blue Iris over to it and a few other things down the road. Would I be alright with this rig or should I look into a Ryzen 5 2600x, which is what I'm considering to buy. I have a Quadro M2000 on hand and might have access to a P2000, but let's not swing this all on that card. Or would I be best to leave it alone for now. My only other thing is storage expansion SUCKS on FreeNas and I'm nearing that now, so unRaid would be more flexible for me in that regards. Thought?