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  1. I'm looking to build a basic server that will only be used for CCTV recording (2 cameras using the UniFi docker) and file backup using the CrashPlan docker. This is a bit different to my previous builds which were all geared towards SFF and Plex streaming. This time the case will be a standard ATX tower with no need for hot swap.There will be only 4 drives to start with (1 SSD + 3 HDD) with the possibility of adding a few additional drives in the future. I'm looking for a CPU/Mobo/Ram combo that will meet the above criteria at a low price. Something with 6-8 SATA ports will do fin
  2. Thanks for the fan control! I can now run a parity check without worrying about temperatures.
  3. Any update on being able to control fans from the plugin?
  4. My old server was five years old and started getting hard drive warnings, rather than replace the drives I figured I'd go for a completely new build. I wanted to keep the new build small as the old one fits in my IKEA unit under the TV. After looking at a couple of cases I went for the Silverstone DS380 as I liked the hot swap bays and it would fit. I was aware of a design flaw inherent in the case but there is an easy work around as you'll see below. I've written this up all in one go so the issues I mention in the updates have already been resolved. Here are the specs: OS at time of bui
  5. Thanks for the help! I'll get a second RAM stick and keep the SSD as its been adequate for my needs.
  6. Thought I'd have some fun and build a new server rather than upgrade my old one. My needs are to store blu-ray rips, stream Plex to 1-2 devices (3 max), accessible from anywhere, sleep after inactivity, wake-on-lan, low power consumption. It's been five years since my last build and I would like this one to be as future proof. Build CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 Motherboard: AsRock E3C226D2I mini-ITX Xeon Socket 1150 RAM: 8GB (1x 8GB) Crucial Server Memory, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), ECC, Unbuffered Case: Silverstone SST-DS380B Power Supply: 300W Silverstone ST30SF Strider SFX Par
  7. The slot is empty so I could get a SATA controller. I completely forgot to mention that I would buy new HDDs to replace the failing one(s) which ever option I go for. I appreciate your suggestion, I had almost completely ruled out 1 but now I'm having second thoughts. The case is fine except that it has no room for expansion and the airflow is not great. If I were to go for a new build what CPU/MB/RAM is recommended given my usage?
  8. My build is getting on five years old now and its time for an upgrade. My parity drive is throwing a bunch of SMART warnings and rather than just replace the drive I figured I'd build a new system while trying to use as many parts from the old as I could. It primarily acts as a Plex Server with one client (three at the most). This is the current system: Case: Lian Li PC-Q08B Motherboard: Zotac H55ITX-A-E CPU: Intel Core i3 530 Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 unRAID Drive: SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB Cache: SSD Crucial C300 64GB Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB (W
  9. Could I request a PlexConnect plugin? Thanks for all the other plugins! https://github.com/iBaa/PlexConnect Currently using this version http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=29193.0
  10. I hope this isn't against the rules but I have an unused GD04 that I could sell you at a bargain price (hopefully you live in the UK). Great design btw.
  11. Sorry I hadn't checked the syslog. I just looked at the speed at the start of the sync before letting it run over night.
  12. Board Info Manufacturer: Zotac Form factor: mini-ITX Chipset: Intel H55 SATA Ports: 6 CPU Socket: LGA 1156 Memory Type: DDR3 1066/1333 Onboard LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Express x16: 1 My setup Motherboard: Zotac H55ITX-A-E CPU: Intel Core i3 530 Memory: 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 unRAID Drive: SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB unRAID Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB (WD15EADS) x 3 Notes Setting a flash drive as the boot device: Go to the 'Boot' screen in the bios. Select 'Hard Disk Drives' (3rd Option). Reorder the drives so that the 1st drive is your
  13. Thanks, it worked flawlessly. I'll see about adding the Zotac H55 to the list of working motherboards.
  14. I recently built an unRAID server (write up is here) using a Zotac 9300 motherboard. I want to change that to a Zotac H55 board and want to know whether I can just switch the boards, plug in the drives, boot, assign them how they were before and have everything run ok. Is this possible? Thanks for your help.