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  1. I was running unRAID on metal with Windows 10 as a VM but it just wasn't really working out for me. I'm also not in a great financial position to build a second machine, as much as I would like to. I'm back to having Windows 10 running on metal but I really miss using unRAID as a Docker frontend/manager. I really like how it does this and frankly have found Docker Desktop on Windows a confusing drag. I can handle it on Ubuntu but I get out of my comfort zone very quickly with CLI on Windows. I want to pass through a SATA SSD to use as a cache and one of my HDDs as the 'array'. I won't be running any typical VMs, just Dockers. I have switched to running my media server online but I want to have some torrent clients, a backup occasional use Plex and some other assorted media management/frontend apps. I do not have a HBA to segregate the drives for Windows 10 from the hypothetical unRAID VM. I am hoping whatever I am using to virtualise can mount these two drives into the VM as I've been doing with an Ubuntu VM in VMWare Workstation. What is the correct or easiest route to do this?
  2. I don't game much any more but I have a nice 2700X and I'd like to take my media server offline and be able to take advantage of a lot of the stuff Unraid offers in general really. I've sketched out a build that currently looks like this AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard MSI GeForce GT 710 1 GB Video Card Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case SeaSonic Platinum 400 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140 mm Fan x 3 I might move the graphics card up to the slightly more expensive but also passively cooled and fairly low power 1030 2GB but I hope the theme is clear that I want this thing to be quiet, have stacks of SATA 6gb/s ports, be efficient with the power it uses and use as little power as possible in roughly that order. I'm months away from the final build and I'm expect to have to navigate potential compatibility problems, particularly if I try and do what I'm about to ask. Feel free to point out if anything is currently a glaring problem but assume my question is about parts that play nice together. I still have a GTX 1060 6GB. I had planned on selling it as it's currently selling for more than I paid for it, but I've read about Unraid users who have several graphics cards passed through to separate VMs and I'm contemplating keeping it. I'd be using it very sparingly. I do some transcoding/encoding from time to time and especially not having Intel QSV on board having a decent graphics card on standby has benefits there. I am also drawn to the idea of still having the option to game if the feeling caught me. What I really want to know is when I boot up the VM that has the beefcake GPU passed through to it, is the beefcake GPU off/not drawing power/not spinning its fans or is the beefcake jogging on the spot waiting for its moment to shine?