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    ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16

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  1. :(. Drag. I was hoping they fixed this, but sounds like they can't... Sigh
  2. I just saw your post so thought I'd check if they released an updated Bios and BMC for the EP2C602-4L/D16 and it looks like they have released a new bios!! June 26 2018. v.190! Has anyone installed it to see if it helps with this? Notes show Spectre and Meltdown support, but also "Improved system performance"....
  3. That's a shame! I've never had a problem with Staples.ca. I usually wait till they email or snail mail me a $25 off $75 coupon, then I go find some sale-priced tech that I don't really need, and with the sale price and extra $25 off, it's hard to say no . Usually orders arrive within a few days. Until amazon prime came along, they actually were the fastest shipping online company I dealt with. Hopefully it was a one time screw up. If you need a new drive, this price is pretty sweet (Especially with a coupon on top of the sale price). Might be worth giving them another shot...
  4. This is the drive: Seagate STEB8000100 Expansion™ External Desktop Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 8 TB, Black Needs to be shucked. Voids your warranty etc etc. May be an archive drive (Apparently they are fine for Unraid) Ships free for $179.92, and if you have a Staples.ca coupon, you can get up to $25 more off. Sale is on until July 17th 2018.
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    [Support] Linuxserver.io - SABnzbd

    Is Sab writing to the same drive that the VM is living on? I used to share the cache drive as cache/VM storage, and would experience VM lag issues during download and other Sab file activity (unraring etc). Also, are you using a platter drive or an SSD for your VM? SSD definitely helps with VM performance.
  6. Thanks for the info! I wonder if there's some way to force the BMC to have this requirement before sending out an alert... That would be a solution to this issue, as the event seems to only occur for an extremely short period of time.
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    Looking to hire someone to help with a down server

    What board are you going with? The one in my signature (ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 ) has a ton of features and is quite stable, but it has a bug where it constantly reports cpus overheating for a second or two. I get dozens of emails a day about it. Very annoying.
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    Looking to hire someone to help with a down server

    I have the same chips and run them without issue
  9. I think you're the first v2 chip to show this issue. Makes me feel more confident that this is a board issue. I really wish they would just take ownership and admit that it is a problem (Seems like everytime it is reported, asRock acts like it's the first they hear of it) and come up with a solution. The Conspiracy Theorist in me thinks it is a hardware issue that can't be resolved by a BMC/Bios update and they are avoiding it so they don't need to replace a bunch of defective boards... Also, I have not tried an older BMC.
  10. Definitely! Totally agree. I've been burned in the past by proprietary hardware from the big PC companies! . I know the Dell Small form factor cases are extremely hard to upgrade, but I think the mini tower gives a *bit* more flexibility. The only thing I would consider upgrading is the PSU, and a quick read seems to suggest a standard atx PSU will fit in the mini tower. It seems like you need to get an adapter for the motherboard power though, because it doesn't support the standard 24-pin. Seems like it would make a decent little file server at a really low price. Even comes with a 500GB drive for cache... It's too bad you can't get it without the Windows license. That would save even a few more bucks... Maybe it could be transferred to a vm (I think this unit has basic virtualization support vt-x only)... To be clear, this is an exercise is trying to find the cheapest decent hardware for a basic UnRaid server. Definitely not a recommendation if more budget is available!
  11. I never hear talk of it, but I've been a fan of Dell Refurbished deals for awhile now for non-Unraid applications. Though I've never done it, I wonder if a Dell Tower would make a decent bare-bones UnRaid system? They have coupon deals all the time (I would never buy without a coupon), and right now till tomorrow they seem to have 50% off basic Optiplex towers. Here's an example: https://www.dellrefurbished.com/desktop-computers/dell-optiplex-3020-112265.html This is all the available towers (Coupon doesn't work on the clearance marked ones) https://www.dellrefurbished.com/desktop-computers?filter_brand=188&filter_chassis_type=236&filter_model=439 You need to add the coupon code currently active (In this case, it would be: DT3020DEAL). With the coupon, this unit comes to $170. Holds 2 drives by default, but a 3-in-2 cage for the 2 5.25 bays would add another 3 drives (Assuming it would work)... My biggest concern would be the PSU (Though not confirmed, some sites state it is only 290w)... Might be enough for simple system. No videocard. Max 5 drives). Has anyone tried this? Might be just the thing OP is looking for (And almost 5000 passmark). Processor: Intel Core i3 (i3-4130) 3.40 GHz Memory: 4GB Hard Drive: 500GB
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    Random Shut Downs Getting Very Frustrating

    I'm sure you probably already know of it, but in case you don't there's a great website for sourcing parts that also filters hardware as you go to make sure everything you buy is compatible. I find it makes builds so much simpler. https://pcpartpicker.com/ It has a bunch of different country options. Just change your location from the dropdown in the top right corner .
  13. If you're considering my multiple-small-SSDs-for-VMs idea, and you live in Canada, Mike's Computer Shop is clearing out some cheapy 120GB SSDs for $40 a pop. They get surprisingly decent reviews. I posted in Good Deals. They're 3D TLC, not MLC, but the price is hard to complain about
  14. Hi Folks, For anyone looking to try out VMs or maybe a drive to host just their dockers or downloads, Mike's Computer Shop is having a sale on these drives. Reviews look decent on the web (though I've always been a bit leery about the AData brand). Seems to use 3D TLC chips $40. A-DATA SSD ASU650SS-120GT-C https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/8897337
  15. +1 - If you go this route, check out ebay. There's some good deals occasionally on plenum rated ethernet that I assume is left-overs from commercial sites. I picked up some plenum rated cat6a a few years ago for quite a bit cheaper than buying from a traditional retailer.