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  1. itimpi

    Do I need an SSD

    The general rule is that NVME SSD tends to be faster than SATA SSD so it is a trade-off of cost v speed. For many purposes the difference may not be that noticeable. it is worth noting that even using an HDD that is not part of the array (I.e. as a cache drive) will still provide performance advantages for docker/mv performance over having them hosted on the main array as the process of updating parity on the main array significantly slows down write speeds. It is just that for most people using an SSD is a better trade-off of cost v performance, and also many modern motherboards have slots for M2 based SSDs built into them.
  2. With the reallocated sector count going up on a new drive is does sound as though the one you got is faulty so returning it sounds like the correct course of action.
  3. What does the SMART information say when read from within Unraid directly (obtained by clicking on the drive on the Main tab)? If you post your system diagnostics zip file (obtained via Tools -> Diagnostics) then we could see for ourselves exactly what is being reported as the SMART information for all drives is part of the content of that zip. in principle the SMART data is handled by the firmware built into the drive so if it says the lifetime is running out it is probably true. Sounds as if the drive may not have the TBW value you though it had
  4. SMB is another name for the standard Windows protocol for accessing shares over the network. You set them up under the Shares tab on Unraid.
  5. The simple answer is that you cannot All Unraid knows is that the parity calculation for a particular sector does not agree with what is stored on the parity drive. Unraid does not know which drive caused this to happen.
  6. Up to you. You cannot do licence transfer of trial keys, it only applies to purchased keys so you would need a purchased key before all your settings files in the config folder are accepted. Once you have your purchased licence key it is a good idea to make sure you do NOT have a copy of the trial licence file in the config folder as it may lead to confusion further down the line.
  7. Mover will not overwrite existing files on the array drives. If the ‘good’ copy is on the cache drive then delete the copy on disk8 and mover should then move it over as expected.
  8. There seem to be a number of common reasons why User Shares go ‘missing’: the shfs process used to support User Shares crashes. If you suspect this is happening then you should try running in Safe Mode to see if the problem still occurs as it can be caused by a plugin installing an incompatible library (plugins do not run in Ssfe Mode). File system level corruption on one or more drives. You can run file system check/repair on each dtive in turn to rectify such issues. the USB stick drops offline. hopefully the requested diagnostics would point to one of these being the likely cause of the problem.
  9. To speed things up you can do step 5 at the step 2 stage.
  10. A parity check is when the system is likely to be under maximum load. This suggests it might either be power supply or temperature related. Do you have access to another power supply to see if that might be the culprit?
  11. Have you tried simply enabling those disks in the Global,Share settings? A User Share is simply an amalgamation of all the top level folders on all drives where the share name corresponds to the folder name.
  12. It sounds as if the system may be having problems reading the pen drive reliably. If possible use a USB2 port as they tend to be far more reliable and Unraid gets no significant advantage from using USB 3 as it runs from RAM.
  13. Have you tried the 6.9.0 beta 25 release? You may need that to have drivers for the LAN chip on that board.
  14. No, it is only checking array drives as they are the only ones which take part in parity checks (or other long running array operations). If a sensible use case could be made for cache drives overheating to pause main array operations it would be easy to add that, but it has not seemed something to consider at the moment. if you increase the log level to “testing” you will get even more detail about each drive as it is checked. once you are happy that things are working as expected I recommend that you disable the debug logging to minimise writes to syslog. FYI: Hot means reached pause threshold temperature Warm means between pause and resume thresholds Cool means temperatures below threshold for resume.