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  1. Thanks everyone for your help! Does anyone know the reason for the 30 drive limit? Is it if the limit was higher then the chance of 3 drives failing is too great? While not perfect, the ability to recover data on the non failing drives seems to be a huge offset to that risk.
  2. Thanks for clarifying! Much appreciated! Since each installation of UnRAID can only have 1 array, is there a way besides using pools to create a separate "unprotected array" such that in this unprotected array, if 1 drive fails, only the data in that failing drive is lost? Basically, all I want UnRAID to do is expose the shares on this unprotected array as single folders that can span multiple drives so that the total size of the contents in the folders can be larger than the size of a single drive (but no single file can be larger than the remaining capacity of a drive).
  3. Hmmm...I think I'm almost there. Suppose my pool of 5 drives is formatted with RAID0 and 1 of the drives fail. Will I lose the data on all 5 drives (as in traditional RAID 0) or just the data on the drive that failed? Since any one file will reside entirely on a single drive, does that mean the files in the non-failing drives will be safe?
  4. Thanks! And so RAID0 is striped which is no redundancy. If I select RAID0 to maximize storage space, does that mean if one of the disks fail, I lose all the data in the pool and not just the data on the failed drive? Just want to confirm in this use case, UnRAID behaves like traditional RAID. Thanks again!
  5. Ah okay...I think I understand. Suppose my array of 3 and 4 TB drives fill up the 30 drive array limits. I can create a new pool with my 8 TB drives. These 8 TB drives will not be protected, but I can create shares and assign the shares to these drives using the "cache-only" option. Two things I really like about UnRAID is the ability to add new drives and if a drive fails (assuming no parity), I still have the data on the non-failing drives. Do these features also apply to pools if I choose to format the drives using btrfs, but not use RAID? I say btrfs only because I've read this is th
  6. Thanks for the clarification. What does multiple pools mean? For example, I currently have a cache pool with 1 SSD that is dedicated to my array. I've read having multiple pools is a workaround to the 30 drive array limit, but I didn't really understand what that means. Suppose I create a new pool with 3 8TB drives, will I be able to add shares to those drives similar to what I can do with an array? And is the difference that they will not be parity protected? Can the shares span multiple drives so that I can have a share that is say 12 TB in size? Thanks again for your help.
  7. Hi, would someone be able to clarify what is the limit on the number of drives in an array? I see the Pro license says Unlimited, but reading some of the forum posts, I also see a 30 drive limits. Which is correct? I see this in the manual, "NOTE: The attached device limits do NOT refer to how many devices you can assign to the array or cache. Those limits are imposed by the software, not the license policy." But I'm not sure what that means. Eg., is there a lower limit due to "the software" compared to the "unlimited" Pro license? If there is a lower limit, what is that limit? In other
  8. Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for…thank you!!
  9. That seems so 80’s! Even Windows Powershell lets me blink the identity LEDs!
  10. Hi, I’ve googled this a bit but can seem to find something that will blink the drive LED to help me identify a drive that’s in the chassis. I’ve tried disk location, but that doesn’t seem to work…is there something else to try? On these chassis, there are two LEDs, a blue activity light and a red identify led. I’d like to blink the red LED so that I can identify a drive even when there is activity. Thank you!
  11. Thanks! Turns out in my case, with an Asrock mobo, the issue is the keyboard. If I plug in a keyboard, then it boots fine without a monitor.
  12. Hi, is it possible to run UnRAID without a monitor? I'm using an Intel chip with integrated graphics and the machine will boot fine if I have a monitor plugged in, but will not boot without one. I've googled the issue and the recommendation is that I purchase and dummy plug. However, I don't believe that's my issue since even without the monitor, my motherboard boots to the UnRAID boot screen (the screen with the 5 second count down) and it's hanging at 1 second. I know this because I'll turn on the machine without a monitor, wait, and then plug the monitor in. Every time when I do that,