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  1. Yes, my current cpu is very low end: Athlon X2 250 with 4GB ram I can switch for free to a X6 1055T and 8GB ram (not high end of course, but still better)
  2. Hello What is the impact of CPU and RAM on a parity check speed? Let's say going from a CPU where the Passmark would go from 1,800 to 5,000 and RAM would double from 4GB to 8GB Should I get faster parity checks, or it's only about the parity drive itself, or the motherboard, or other parameters?
  3. Hello Will this one work with Unraid: https://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/cyberpower-1350va-battery-backup-with-surge-protection-.product.11993005.html Should I use apcupsd or another one? Should I still avoid to configure it to turn itself off after shutdown?\\ Thanks
  4. OK, thanks....I was watching SpaceInvader One video ("How to setup a Windows 10 VM") Wow, great video.............but it seems complex somehow Anyway, I really liked the explanation on how to allocate the logical CPUs, but now I have a question: since resources need to be properly allocated between Unraid and the VM, does that mean I will never have the same "power" than a dedicated computer (for video encoding for example)?
  5. What happened with non-Gigabyte motherboard then? With 2 GPU (low end and high end), how Unraid will decide which one to use as the primary display? Assuming I decide to NOT use a low end card, but just the one I have (GTX 950)............how would this work then?
  6. Is it only Gigabyte that allows to pick which PCie will be used as primary display? I purchase the Ryzen 5 1600 for $30...........need to find a motherboard that will take my current LSI SATA/SAS 9211-8i board, my current GTX950 for the windows 10VM to play Sims and.............do i need another super cheap card for debug? I'm considering that one for now: https://www.microcenter.com/product/510208/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-amd-am4-matx-motherboard So it means the cheap graphic board will have to be a PCI-e x1?
  7. Hello all, I have an "old" desktop (Phenom X6 1055T + 8gb ram + Geforce GTX950) - My daughter uses it to play Sims, that's pretty much it I also have my Unraid Server that I use as a Vanilla server (don't have much choice anyway since it's a very old AMD Athlon X2 250 with 4gb ram....parity checks are painfully slow) I was considering upgrading my desktop with a used Ryzen 5 1600 I may be able to get for $30 to be able to rip my bluray collection (way too slow with the current X6 1055T). And my daughter would also use that new build to keep playing Sims Then I thought why not combine everything: upgrade my server with that Ryzen 5 1600, and use it as well for a virtual Windows 10 machine that my daughter can use for Sims, and me to rip blurays with MakeMKV and Handbrake Is this feasible? Is the Ryzen 5 1600 powerful enough? I know i will need a new motherboard.....Considering this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/510208/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-amd-am4-matx-motherboard Is this a decent choice? Is 16GB ram (2 x 8gb) the bare minimum, or may be start with 1 x 16GB and upgrade later? Also, I have no room in my current server case to install an optical drive...Can I use an external one thru USB3.0? Thanks
  8. Assuming the R5 1600 is a good deal, I will probably buy it Like I said, I would like to use it in my server to rip my bluray collection with MakeMKV and Handbrake I cannot add an optical drive into my case.....can I add an external bluray drive (USB or e-Sata)?
  9. I can get that used Ryzen 5 1600 for $30....is it a good deal? It was only used for something like 6 months
  10. Yes, it's the 1055T.....funny because the latest version of cpuID sees it as 1050T ! Would such card be OK: https://www.microcenter.com/product/510208/gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-amd-am4-matx-motherboard Also, I'm using a LSI SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/S PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card....does that mean the card above is not good if I want to use 2 GPU?
  11. Hello all, I have an "old" desktop (Phenom X6 1050T + 8gb ram + Geforce GTX950) My daughter uses it to play Sims, that's pretty much it I also have my Unraid Server that I use as a Vanilla server (don't have much choice anyway since it's a very old AMD Athlon X2 250 with 4gb ram) I was considering upgrading my desktop with a used Ryzen 5 1600 I may be able to get for $40 to be able to rip my bluray collection (way too slow with the current X6 1050T). And my daughter would also use that new build to keep playing Sims Then I thought why not combine everything: upgrade my server with that Ryzen 5 1600, and use it as well for a virtual Windows 10 machine that my daughter can use for Sims, and me to rip blurays with MakeMKV and Handbrake Is this feasible? Is the Ryzen 5 1600 powerful enough? I know i will need a new motherboard.....is there any specific chipset i need to consider, or at least to avoid? How much ram would I need at least? And finally, where can I find some tutorials? Thanks
  12. Yes, I know.............When i rarely transfer from my desktop upstairs (wired) i hit 80 Mb/s But like I said, i usually transfer from my laptop (wireless) downstairs I just wanted to know if switches could make a difference (Trendnet ve Netgear vs etc...)
  13. laptop is wireless......I do most of my transfers that way (wireless from laptop downstairs to server upstairs) Yes, I use a cache drive (SSD 480GB) And I only have 4GB of Ram on my server.......
  14. I transferred a large file (30GB) from my laptop downstairs to my server upstairs Server was hooked up directly on the router's LAN port Max speed was ~34MB/s......It was fluctuating between 25MB/s and 34MB/s, most of the time around 30/31 MB/s I will try again with the server hooked up to the switch and watch for differences....
  15. Hello I'm trying a new router (Netgear Orbi RBK22 - 1 router + 1 satellite - It's the "small" mesh system, on sale at Costco for $149) The router feeds a Gigabit switch (Trendnet s80g) and my server is attached to the switch Can I improve transfer speeds with a better switch, or it won't make a difference? Thanks