Jlarimore

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  1. Also an Unraid noobie attempting to get an UHD 770 passed through from a 12900k. I have no clue where to even start.
  2. I too have been spoiled by good software fan controllers. Just try Argus Monitor in Windows for a week and you will never let your BIOS control your fans ever again. It would be nice to have the equivalent within Unraid.
  3. On my new motherboard wifi 6 is faster than the onboard network card. So, I want it because it's the fastest way in and out of my machine. It's an ITX board where I'm using the 1 pcie slot for storage. (8x nvme drives) I can't be wasting it on network cards.
  4. On my new machine, WiFi 6.0 is significantly faster than my wired connection. There's another reason to support it.
  5. Ooh got it! Pinging it made me realize my blunder. The two computers were on different networks.
  6. Hmm. I tried dropping all pretense of security in Chrome and I still get nothing but a blank, white, empty webpage. Is there any way I can verify this thing is actually on my network? (like figure out its IP address) Update: Ooh did get it to change the error message. Now says "This site can't be reached. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN"
  7. Yes. I get to a login prompt and I believe I just typed "root" and it seemed happy. I did get to the blue screen and tried both safe mode and normal boot. Both GUI options demonstrated identical behavior. Good to know that I don't need 6.10 to be able to use the web interface. Now I just need to figure out how to access it from my other machines. http://tower.local just brings me to a blank web page that says. "not secure." Should I learn enough Unix to figure out what its IP address is?
  8. Alright. Not having a very fun time trying to get going. Just a little background: Not a confident Unix user. Background is almost entirely DOS/Windows. (Although experience with Home Assistant) The sooner I can get into a GUI, the better. New system with a 12900k + ASUS z690-i motherboard. First problem is that the system will not boot into the UI. A bunch of bootup configuration text scrolls down and then I am dumped to a blank screen with a flashing cursor. OK. This seems to be a common problem. Maybe something to do with running on an Intel integrated graphics chip. Alright, I guess I will run the thing headless straight out of the gate. Seems like I should be able to connect to the machine via my Windows machine and configure it through the web client. But, I am having no luck connecting to the machine. Any tips on how to get going? The guide says connect via the web client. But, it also says "works on version 6.10 onwards." How do I get version 6.10? Seems like 6.9 needs to be running in order to download a prerelease. I'm stumped.
  9. I guess if all of the input/output channels out of the computer are slower than 1GB/s it doesn't much matter for most use cases. In my case it looks like my wireless transfer rate is fastest (Wifi 6) which I think would be a little over that rate. I guess I will debate whether it would be worth using one drive as a cache disk.
  10. Thank you for tempering expectations. I do hate let downs. I'm assuming those are gen 3 NVMe drives. So, roughly 3.4GB/s reads are to be expected. Yikes. Only reading like 35% of expected speeds. Are you telling me it might actually be beneficial to use one drive as a cache drive even if my cache and array devices have identical read/write speeds? Seems silly. But, okay.
  11. Sweet. I think that's probably the route I will eventually go. I think I'll slowly collect these expensive 8tb drives and once I'm about to exceed 4 of them, I'll switch to a PLX board and slowly go all the way to 10 drives with 1 or 2 being parity. Hopefully at that point a pcie 5.0 variant of the PLX card will exist. It looks like that 8 drive 4.0 card would just narrowly fit in my Ghost S1 ITX case. That's a boat load of lightning fast, well protected storage in a tiny, tiny space.
  12. I had seen these types of cards before. I was trying to get by with direct bifurcation mainly because I have made some assumptions that it would be harder to manage the drives if I have to deal with them being obfuscated behind a layer of drivers and software. Would information about the 8 drives be passed along to the machine? Like could I keep an eye on individual drive temperatures and pool them however I see fit in Unraid? Before I lay down like a grand for one, I'm curious about the pros and cons of a card that has its own bifurcating logic on it. Obviously, one advantage is this could take me all the way up to 10 drives on the machine... And of course now I'm getting greedy and wanting a PCIe 5.0 one to double the bandwidth.
  13. So you're telling me to build a real server? I guess I could. But, I fear the cost would have me so pot committed that it'd be hard to ever update it. Cramming 6 NVMes in a tight ITX space (you know... flexing their advantage over magnetic storage) is a lot more challenging than I thought it was going to be. Looks like all the AMD apus are limited to pcie 3.0 for power consumption reasons. Poking around my BIOS, it looks like my 5950x could do this. But, then I have no graphics output whatsoever... I hadn't considered that. Is it possible to build a computer with no graphics output at all? (Maybe swap the graphics card out for the nvme card after getting unraid set up and managing the whole setup remotely)
  14. Well, I guess Alder Lake is out. (Unless I want to be limited to 4 drives instead of 6) That destroys this build idea. Was really hoping to use DDR5 RAM to get at least a little ECC protection. I guess the alternative is falling back on an AMD apu.
  15. I'm seeing some scary threads out there implying that the CPU may only bifurcate to 8x 8x. I guess we'll see soon enough.