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  1. 8 hours ago, BRiT said:

    Do these have the reset issue where you might need to do something special for older connectors after shucking them?

    I bought both 8tb and 10tb about two months ago in another sale, and i can confirm these have the 3.3V reset issue, and you will need to do the following, How to Fix the 3.3V Pin Issue in White Label Disks Shucked from Western Digital 8TB Easystore Drives

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  2. Thanks for feedback.


    I just took out a Samsung 850Pro 1tb from my main setup for 970Pro 1tb, its very likely that ill use it for the write cache on unraid, i didn't want to go this route because of 1tb limitation, but it shouldn't diminish the write speed even on larger files, at least to keep maxing the gigbit lan transfer rates.



    Thanks again for the reply.


  3. Hi,


    I'm doing a new build soon, and atm chosing the write drive for a write cache (not interest atm on a read cache), usually i transfer above 1tb a month (most of the time in one day), trying to avoid the low write speeds of unRaid, so its very likely ill be adding an ssd as a write cache, but very tempted on Intel 2TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD 2TB as its going for $220, although im worried about two things,


    1) Its transfer speeds outside the SLC cache, i was watching How SSD Technology Keeps Getting WORSE! - Intel 660p Review and drops to 93mb/s after the cache is used, thessdreview Intel SSD 660P M.2 NVMe SSD Review (1TB) drops to 100MB/s, but yet to see on 2tb version.


    2) Its endurance being QLC, but the 2tb has 400TBW rating, thats much more than my unRaid server will ever receive, im guessing maybe around 200tb thinking on expanding on the next 5 years.


    Still i would like your opinion into if you guys think its a good option or should i go with something else.

  4. I have been buying a lot of the 8TB my books, around 25 on different dates, the initial batches came with reds, then whites that worked fine with Sata power, performance wise identical to the reds, around sept 2017 all that have come have the 3.3v issue, to me doing the tape was not that easy, so i simply changed from sata power to molex power from the PSU, then use sata power adapters (not plastic infused but stapled) and finally the Silverstone  4-in-1 SATA Power CP06-E4 and been running fine.

  5. Hi,


    I have had the worst time with Windows 10 1803 trying to access local network computers, mostly a Windows 7 and WHS2011 computers, not sure whats happening with windows, but i been trying tons of things and no luck.  


    I was building a unRaid server as secondary, but now its very likely going to be my primary server, but i come to you with some questions.


    Whats the preferred network protocol for unRaid? SMB or NFS? i have read that the network protcol is ideally chosen between the network and os that will be ran.  I'm just trying to see how will it work out with my local network with 4x w10 pc, 3x w7 pcs, a WHS2011 (might be fase out if unraid works out).  My usage is mostly for storage purposes of mkv files, im not going to do any virtualization, maybe in time, but as it stands right now im more worried about having a server up and being able to move files from any computer to the storage server.




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    Yes, unRAID is actually better at keeping the CPU at a low speed as there's less stuff running in the background as you get in Windows.


    For pure storage, the 4220 is plenty, and probably will only go to full speed when writing to the array.


    Thanks for the reply.  I found a E3 1240 V5 for $150 and went with it just in case down the road i decide to do something else.  And its nice to know that with unRaid the cpu will downclock when not used.

  7. Hi,


    Im about to build a new server with unRaid, but still chosing the CPU, most likely will be a Pentium G4220 (already owned) and my use for unraid is a pure storage server, atm not planning to do anything else beside that, but im wondering how does unraid work with CPUs, specially if it allows the CPUs to downclock them selves like windows? for example on skylake cpus on balance mode the cpus downclock to 800mhz where there is no load, but not sure how unraids works, if it allows this or not.  

  8. Thanks for all the replies and feedback. 


    I'm going to go with ECC memory and thus a new mobo, already chosen the memory that its compatible with both boards im considering, Kingston ValueRAM KVR21E15D8/16 DDR4-2133 16GB/2Gx72 ECC CL15 Server Memory.


    I have done build with Supermicro in the past, and while i don't have much against them, i do want to try something else, i personally don't like Supermicro bios fancontrol, it had issues with certain fans not reading correctly the PWM and having like a breathing effect on the fans.


    I was a very Asus oriented person for a long time, but upon my last two desktop builds they have been MSI and AsRock, and both have better bios fan control than Asus, and for sure than Supermicro.    I was set on AsRock until i recently saw a cheaper MSI that caught my attention, 


    MSI C236A Workstation

    ASRock Rack C236 WS


    Do you see any reason to go with AsRock over the MSI board? 

  9. Hi,


    I'm looking to build a 16x8tb Unraid server, it will be mostly for storing movies,  but im wondering if i would benefit building it around ECC memory or not.  Im going to add 2x IBM1015 / LSI 9211-8i flashed to IT mode to handle the hdds.


    I have some parts from an current pc that i can grab,


    ASRock Motherboard Micro ATX DDR4 B150M PRO4

    Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288-Pin Memory - CT2K4G4DFS8213

    Intel Pentium G4400


    Or i could build around a motherboard that i wanted to test, ASRock C236 WS + ECC ram + Celeron/Pentium/Xeon LV.


    THanks for your opinions and suggestions,






  10. Thanks for the replies, i see all of you recommend going with the same size as the data, i personally thought into going in 10tb just for the parity to have the ability to add 10tb down the road.  My idea was to start with 2x10tb parity + 8x 8tb WD passport drives, i try buy my data drives around $200 or so,  atm my preference is the 8tb wd drives, but i also have used the 8tb seagate shingle drives, both are very close to $200.   Probably in a couple of years the 10tb are reaching the $200 mark, and i would just continue without changing the parity drives, but by your suggestions, is best to stick with 8tb even for pairty now, and when i start buying 10tb data drives to change also the parity drives.

  11. Hi,


    I'm starting to plan a new unRaid server, so i wanted some advice into what would be the best parity drives, im planning to start small (fewer drives) and grow the server as the storage need increases, it will be used mostly to store large MKV files, so i was thinking on using 2x 10tb drives for parity, was checking the following,


    WD 10TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD (WD100EFAX) - atm my preference out of being 5400rpm drive, hopping its not a very noisy drive

    WD 10TB Gold 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal Datacenter HDD (WD101KRYZ) - a little worried about it being noisy out of 7200rpms, but has higher mft than the red, and price difference is only $65, only buying two, so if you think its worth it, ill go for it.

    Seagate 10TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD (ST10000VN0004) - cheaper than WD Red, but being 7200rpm idk how its going to be noise wise. 

    Seagate 10TB 7200 rpm SATA 6 Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive (ST10000NM0016) - Cheaper than the WD gold, but not by much.

    Im also considering waiting for the 12tb, to have a more flexibility down the road into what i can add to the server.


    Im probably going to start the data drives using WD 8TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN that constantly go in sale around $190, but as times goes by ill put whatever is good by that time.


    Thanks for any suggestions,

  12. Hi,


    I been really happy with unraid, so much that im planning a new build, in the past i used IBM 1015 because they were cheap and easy to flash, never i had an issue with it.


    But i would like to consider other hba on this new build, specially better performers that are supported by unraid out of the box.  Im open to 8/16/24 HBAs, i dont have a budget set for them.


    Thanks for any suggestions,

  13. Im just giving feedback on the WD 8tb my books from B&H, i bought 4, i had to remove the partitios as it came exFat, and the rest was just adding it as any hdd, all are working great.  


    I have heard in the past that WD Reds 8tb were noisy, this while white lebeled, seems to be WD Reds (i think), they are very quiet, probably not as quiet as my WD 3tb red, but acceptable, if the sale comes back again ill be buying another 4.