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  1. Hi Guys, I'm late to the SAS party and recently snagged two ST6000NM0014 drives for a very small sum. As I noticed the drives wouldn't spin down, I found this plugin, and the drives do now spin down, but the error count on the WebUI for those disks slowly started to creep up. Manually spinning the drives down in the WebUI also swamps the syslog with IO errors, which led to me having to rebuild the array from parity as a result. Removing the plugin leaves the drives spun up, but obviously it would be better if these played nice! System details: Unraid 6.9.1 (down
  2. I tried 19 times to decode this but then gave up
  3. +1 to this. TOTP 2FA code implementation would be a welcome feature addition.
  4. This sums up my stance too. I can understand LimeTechs view as to why they didnt feel the need to communicate this to the other parties involved (as they never officially asked them to develop the solution they'd developed and put in place). But on the flip side the appeal of UnRaid is the community spirit and drive to implement things which make the platform more useful. It wouldnt have taken a lot to give certain members in community a heads up that this was coming, and to give credit where credit is due in the release notes. Something along the lines of: "After seeing the ap
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. re-updated and its behaved this time. i'll grab logs if it does it again.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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 wi
  14. 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