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  1. Just to weigh in on this, I had to replace my controllers to get this working as well. Not because of conflicts, but simply because I did not have enough space for my new transcoding gpu :). I ended up getting a used Adaptec 72405 off eBay (I prefer an authentic Adaptec used server pull from the USA, rather than a new but more-than-likely knock off from China). I had some challenges getting it working, but it's been running now for a few days without issue. I've transferred a bunch of files, restarted the server at least 10 times and run several rebuilds and parity checks. Check my post in the controllers section of the forum for more details if you're interested in trying it. It's a bit of a risk compared to something like the 9207-16i listed above which works OOTB, but it's cheap and has been pretty solid so far. Though not as many ports as the Rocket 750 (40 vs 24), it's running PCI-e 3.0, so gives you significantly more bandwidth (if your board supports it) then the PCI-e 2.0 Rocket 750. Again, buyer beware. My results might not be your results. There is at least one other user in this forum that could not get the 72405 working.
  2. Hi! Thanks for the response! Very odd. You'd think if Adaptec calls it "HBA', it would behave properly. The PERC h310 was flashed to do straight IT mode. No raid. As for trying another controller for the 4 drives to see what happens, I haven't tried that, but perhaps I will. I suspect they'll operate as usual. As for the rest, the drives have all rebuilt, and everything seems to be fine. I didn't love the process to get here, but it seems like this could be a viable cheap 24 port alternative. I'll report back in a few weeks to close the loop.
  3. Hello, I needed to consolidate my 2 8-port controllers into 1 to free up a pci-e slot. After much research and deliberation, I ended up ordering an Adaptec 72405 from eBay. It has gotten mixed reviews on the forums, as far as functioning or not with Unraid, so I thought I'd roll the dice.... Mixed results! Controller appeared to install without issue. I flashed to the newest version of firmware, and switched the card to HBA mode. At first Unraid would not start, but I switched to a different PCI-e slot, and it came up without issue. All 15 drives attached to it showed up during loadup, and I was thinking all was going very smoothly. Here's where the problem began. I have 15 drives attached to the card. Out of 15, once Unraid loaded up and I started the array, only 4 appeared as expected, while 11 showed the error "Unmountable: Unsupported partition layout". I tried a few different firmwares, moved the card around, switched the cables to different ports, but no change. After every reboot, the same 11 drives showed the same issue. Also, it should be noted, that Unraid showed parity as still valid. After some googling of the forums, I came across a few posts by @johnnie.black that provided the key to how I could get my system back up and running (which I am currently in the process of doing. Thanks johnnie.black!!!) So 2 by 2 (I have dual parity), I've been removing the drives from the array, starting the array, stopping the array, re-adding new drives in their slots (in case something went wrong I wasn't over-writing the data), and re-starting the array. So far so good. I re-built 5 drives (I did one first to test the process which is why it is an odd number), and all my data is there, and after numerus re-boots, the drives are still there... (*knock on wood*). So the point of this post is two-fold. To begin, if you are willing to go through this convoluted process (or you are setting up a new array and can format all the drives with the new card), the Adaptec 72405 24-port, pci-e 3.0 controller seems to work great. I'll report back again in a few weeks once it has been running for awhile to confirm that it doesn't flake out on me. More importantly though, can someone please explain what exactly is going on and why is this working? @johnnie.black or anyone else with the expertise? Honestly, I assumed with an HBA-mode option, it should just pass through the drives as expected. Why is it giving me a hard time for some of them, but not all of them? And what is the reason? Is this a driver problem (I doubt it). Is it the card adding some meta data (But why not to all the drives??). What's going on????? I am insatiably curious, and when I don't understand something that works but I can't explain why, I get really irked . Thanks for any light that can be shed on this!
  4. No gui mode and I have an onboard basic vga chip that is usually used by Unraid. It was never an issue with vanilla unraid, but something about the drivers inside unraid is making things more difficult. I tried again with my Radeon 460 and the Nvidia Unraid plugin, and it seems to be fine (last time I tried it caused the same issue, but it was late and I might have done something else wrong), so it's definitely something to do with the Nvidia card itself. I even tried an old 9500 that I dug up, but no luck with that either.
  5. Love this plugin! It made me go out and buy a new 1660 ti so I can transcode 4K movies to my devices. I have no issues getting the 1660 ti passed through to Emby. Everything works great on that front. The issue that I am having is that my VMs no longer see the video card I pass through to them. I have a Nvidia 710 that I use for my Windows 10 VM, and though Unraid shows it as an option when setting up the VM, when I pass it through and boot the VM, though UnRaid claims it is running, my screen stays black. If I remove the video card, I can access the VM through VNC without issue. If I revert to vanilla UnRaid, the VM boots up and displays without issue. I have tried stubbing the video card, but that doesn't seem to help. I have shifted to every possible slot on my motherboard to no avail. Has anyone seen this before, or have an idea what could be the issue? I've also tried with a Radeon 460 with the same results.
  6. I'm looking to get one of these and was wondering if you could expand a bit on the squealing :). The one I am looking at doesn't appear to have a fan, so not sure what would be doing the squealing!
  7. Hey Folks, Just wanted to share my findings after many hours of testing. I've been trying to passthrough an Nvidia GT 710 to Windows 10 on this board, and I could not get it to work. Everything appeared great, my monitor would show a green power light, but nothing would display. I tried all combinations of machine and bios (Q35, i440, OVMF, SeaBIOS), I tried passing through the rom, I made sure onboard was default in the bios, etc etc., all the tricks that could be found in the forums. I read lots about people having error 43 once loaded, but couldn't find anyone with a similar issue to mine, so I thought I would post my experience in case I can save someone else several hours of experimentation. Turns out, on this board, it doesn't seem to like Slot5 (Closest full length slot to the ram) for Windows 10 VMs. Can only speak to this one card (Zotac GT 710), but it may be an issue for other cards as well. I ended up in Slot4, and can't confirm whether 2 and 3 work for this card (Though I have a Radeon 460 in Slot2 passed through and working without issue). As far as combinations of bios and machine, I haven't tested them all at Slot4, but I can confirm that Q35 with OVMF works, as well as i440 with SeaBIOS. As a point of interest, I used this video card in the past for an OSX VM in Slot5 without issue (Which is one reason why I didn't try to switch the slot earlier until I tried all the other things)...
  8. I noticed this as well. It showed precleared successful, but I had to X to close it. Unfortunately, it seems like the final step of tagging the drive as precleared is not occurring either, so Unraid is now spending 12 hours clearing it...
  9. I can't speak to your specific issue, but with my Radeon 460 in Windows 10, any of the current radeon drivers kill my VM. I am currently on Radeon 17.7 (July 2017), and it seems to be fine. I've learned to back up my VM image before trying to update the video drivers, because I do keep trying, hoping a current one will work...
  10. Hi whipdancer, Thanks for the push in the right direction! I ended up implementing Nginx, and after a bit of a learning curve, I have it set to forward a local domain name to a different port on my Unraid server :). For the curious, my reason for wanting to set this up is that I bought an Amazon Fire HD8 for my kids, and the built-in Parental Control app Freetime only supports apps downloaded from the Amazon store. I use Emby as my media server, and unfortunately, Amazon removed it from their store awhile back, and are being difficult in re-instating it (even though they have Plex...). There are ways around this, most notably by installing an app called GoToApp which allows you to load apps in FreeTime that have been side-loaded in the main profile. You can side-load the Google Play store in an adult profile and then install Emby without issue. Once Emby is side-loaded, you can use GoToApp in the child profile to run it. The only downside is that there's no way to lock it down, so it opens up all sorts of other options for your kiddos (Not to mention the interface of the app is terrible, and might be confusing for little people to use). My next plan was to run it through the browser, which works quite well. The only problem is the Freetime browser is so locked down, that you cannot specify specific ports. Ahha! I thought. I'll just change Emby to port 80, move Unraid's gui to 8008, and point the browser to my Unraid IP. After a few hours of frustration, I came to realize that Emby does not allow you to assign a restricted port. There is a way around it with some console based configuration trickery, but I didn't want to go that route, especially if it got wiped out after every update (Not sure if it would, but there must be a better way!) So that's where I finally got to this point. I'll simply forward an ip or local domain name to the correct port, and problem solved! :). So this totally works. Now unfortunately, I hadn't taken into account the giant bar at the top of the window in the FreeTime browser, and the video is reduced to roughly half the size it would be in the app at full screen (And the kid's browser doesn't seem to allow full screen)... Sigh. In the end, I think I'm just going to use the slightly less comprehensive "Parental Controls" option applied to my own account and let them use the app directly. Not quite as full featured as the FreeTime sandbox, but should still do the trick. PS: I also tried installing Google's Family Link, which works great, but alas, I could not get running properly on the Fire. I'm sure I can't be the only one with one of these for their kids, so if you're trying to run Emby in FreeTime on a Fire HD, until it is re-added to the Amazon store, this solution might be your best bet!
  11. Hello all, My networking skills are limited, and I've been trying for a week now to forward a local ip address/local domain name to another local ip address AND port (In other words, forward 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1.11:8765, or set up a local dns in my router and forward test.home to 192.168.1.11:9876 ). I have looked at dnsmasq (no port support), ssh tunnels, proxies, port forwarding in my router, local dns servers (bind, the router itself, etc), and just can't seem to figure this out. One caveat is that I don't want to leave the local network (by using a public domain name and router port forwarding). All traffic must stay within the network. When I started this little project, I thought it would be easy peasy, but I can't quite get it.... HELP!!! Thanks for any advice thoughts shared!! DB.
  12. So I believe I have "solved" this problem. By reinstalling a bare bones install of 6.6, and slowly re-introducing all my plugins and dockers, I narrowed down the problem to the Unassigned Devices plugin. I was concerned that it was an incompatibility with unassigned devices, and I was going to have to passthrough my whole SSD for my VMs, but then I had the smart idea of deleting the unassigned devices plugin folder and recreating it from scratch 😋. No more problems! Very odd that 6.5.1 had no issues with it, but anything else would crash. Maybe this will help someone else experiencing random unexplained lockups and crashes.
  13. Sadly no. SMB only. So weird that 6.5.1 is rock solid for me. I mean runs for months without issue, while anything newer generally crashes within a day :(.
  14. Yeah, I was a bit worried about that. Nothing jumped out at me as being vastly different either. A few more bits of information that might help: 1. I know it's not just the network connectivity, as even connected to Unraid directly with keyboard and screen, things are completely frozen when it goes down. 2. IPMI still works. I can log into the ASRock utility and see the stats, reboot the server etc. 3. I've wiped the usb key and done a fresh install of 6.6.1 as well. 4. Though I have no proof, I feel it might be related to the vms. I did rebuild the vms from scratch though. They were built early on directly in XML, so I though perhaps there was malformed code, so I rebuilt them in 6.6 using the built in form, using the newest drivers etc. 5. As johnnie mentioned, I've updated to the newest bios and BMC (Newish - released in the last few months) Does anyone else using the same motherboard have anything newer then 6.5.1 running without issue?
  15. This has been an on going problem ever since 6.5.2. Every time a new version comes out, I try and upgrade to it, but after a few days, I have to roll back to 6.5.1 because the server keeps going down. Once rolled back to 6.5.1, Unraid runs pretty much forever. I've tried everything. Even safe mode crashes, though it does seem to take several days to do so, while normally it crashes within 24 hours. It always seems to happen over night when it is not in use. It has never occurred while in use... I ran Troubleshooting mode and hopefully captured the problem. Thanks for looking! DB