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  1. I upgraded to this mATX X570 motherboard which has 8xSATA ports and 2xNVME ports. I had the H310 to make up the shortfall on a B450 board I had previously, and as I upgraded it was no longer needed. Run it with a Ryzen APU and it happily does everything I need it to, without the need of any expansion cards, or separate GPU: X570M Pro4
  2. Had the error with a disk not decrypting after shutting down to install an additional NVME. Not sure that has any relevance but its a change to the system from the previous boot. If memory serves me right, I got the same behaviour when removing an old SSD last time this happened, so it could have something to do with a hardware change from the previous boot, or a disk addition\removal in particular? 1st attempt at starting the array disk1 didn't want to decrypt, although all other disks did. Stopped the array and tried again (no reboot), and disk5 didn't decrypt the second time. All other disks were fine though. Rebooted and everything is happy again. Logs attached. unraid-diagnostics-20200822-1247.zip
  3. Not too late. Its on eBay but no one has snapped it up yet. If you want it, its yours Ping me a PM Mark
  4. re-updated and its behaved this time. i'll grab logs if it does it again.
  5. Had to roll back to beta22. Array wouldnt decrypt some drives on starting the array. (got an incorrect passkey error). Odd thing is that each time i stoppped the arrany and tried it again, it would struggle to mount different disks each time. Needed to get the array back up asap so it slipped my mind to take logs. Is this a known issue?
  6. https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450M Pro4/ Recently upgraded so now going spare. Includes Manual and I/O plate. £50 including postage Payment via Paypal Will be putting this on eBay in a week or so if there's no interest on here. Sold
  7. As it says on the tin. Also includes the cables to connect 8 HDDs. Recently upgraded and no longer have use for this card. Flashed a while ago to be used as a HBA and has had 8 drives running flawlessly. £25 inc Postage Payment via Paypal Will be putting this on eBay in a week or so if there's no interest on here. Sold
  8. Stuff to try: Set up the VM using Q35 instead of i440fx. The virtual PCI-e lanes are set up much differently, which could yeild better results. (this will most likely need an OS reinstall inside the VM). Windows not booting\installing: Set the VM to only have 1 CPU, and install\boot as normal, do a graceful shutdown, then update the VM config to the desired CPU setup. This fixes things after feature updates if the VM misbehaves after them too.
  9. Sorry, ive not been online here in a while and only just seen that ive been tagged in a few posts. I no longer use a VM for my workstation for various reasons which are off topic! (Also I cant remember all the commands, or fully up to speed with the best practice for stubbing and passing devices through in 2020, so im happy to be corrected if any of this advice is out of date!) I know there's a new way of passing devices to VMs nowadays, but the premise that you have to pass all devices in an IOMMU group will still apply. You need to stub all the devices associcate with the card, so 2c:00.0 (GPU), 2c:00.0 (Audio), 2c:00.0 (USB) ,2c:00.0 (Serial). The GPU and Audio are probaby stubbed by unraid in the background automagically (so they'll not have a driver assigned on boot) which is why they're selectable. The serial and USB wont have been, so unraid will be assigning a driver and grabbing the device as its own. Stubbing then rebooting should be enough for the USB and Serial device to show up in the VM config GUI for you to select. After that, it should pass through and just work. If they're not selectable, you need to check if a driver has been applied to the device (lspci should tell you). I think a virtio driver is assigned to stubbed devices. If anything else has grabbed it, youve not stubbed it properly. If they have a virtio driver assigned, its probably just a GUI limitation. you'll need to go into the XML, find where the GPU and Audio device is assigned, and duplicate whats been set up automatically for the GPU and Audio, for the USB and Serial device. Heopefully thats enough to work with.
  10. I had this a while ago and couldn't get anywhere near bear metal performance. You can get quite complex with this and start looking into IOthread pinning to help, but there's only so much you can do with a virtual disk controller vs a hardware one. You'll probably notice a bit of a difference if you use the emulatorpin option to take the workload off CPU0 (which will be competing with unraid stuff). if you have a few cores to spare, give it a hyperthreaded pair (one that you're not already using in the VM). In the end I got a PCIe riser for an NVME, and passed that through to the VM. You get about 90% of the way there performance wise compared to bare metal as the controller is part of the NVME itself. Good luck.
  11. I have read reports that the Vega iGPU can be used for transcoding in the plex forums, however with it being quite a niche situation where you have a plex server, AND one of the very few CPUs with the vega iGPU, reports are few and far between. However, to be in a position to test, and to be able to talk with people in the plex forum on how to get it working, I need to be able to expose it to my docker container! Also like youve said, its not just plex which could make use of the iGPU.
  12. I'm struggling to see any downside to seeing this get included. Especially if its only enabled by a boot option?
  13. Ive dropped the £ on the memory to get these sold so they're not gathering dust. 32GB DDR3 PC3-12800R 8x M393B5170GB0-CK0 4GB PC3-12800R £60 32GB DDR3 PC3-8500R 8X M393B5170EH1-CF8 4GB PC3-8500R £75 All 64GB for £130
  14. So docker images can make use of iGPU transcoding.