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  1. Sorry Replying after another few months again. I hadn't looked at the forums recently. I have 2 dual 8087 port cards in my system. One night after I still couldn't figure out what the issue was, I said f*ck it, and started moving cables around to different cards, and the issue followed a specific 8087 port connector on one of the cards. Bought another card, tossed that card in the trash, and things related to this have seemed fine since. Computer problems always try to fool you. I got stuck on the fact that I had just replaced the drive connected to that cable. Surely it was the drive if everything had worked with the previous drive. NOPE!
  2. Sorry, I know this post is a few months old. I've been kind of lazy in figuring out this problem. But I wanted to post a reply in case my experience could help someone in the future. The problem for me ended up being a bad controller card. I'm guessing the 8087 port on the card specifically. Card has been replaced, and everything seems to be fine now. As far as I can tell cabling and drive involved were good. Thanks to all who provided advice to me.
  3. Thanks itimpi. Drive is rebuilding now, going to take about a day. It's frustrating that I don't know what the issue really was here, power cable was slightly ajar, but I'm not sure if it was enough to actually be a problem. I think I'm going to ultimately replace the 8087 cable and power supply cable. Thanks to All!!
  4. Hmmm, intersting question. Power connector may have been slightly ajar on the power supply end. I've fixed that, but it doesn't seem to have resolved the issue. Lets say that the problem is a bad cable, either power or sata, how will unraid respond when I resolve the problem? Will it just automatically pick up on the fact that everything is good now, and everything will just look normal? Or will I have to do something to force it to re-evaluate itself or maybe even do a rebuild?
  5. Sure thing. Thanks trurl. Your response is very much appreciated. unraid-diagnostics-20201030-2214.zip
  6. Hello Folks, Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I appreciate any advice. The drive in question is a 10tb drive I shucked from an external drive, so unfortunately no warranty is possible. I'd really like to save it if I could, so I don't have to buy another drive so soon. I've only been using the drive a little over a month. Since the beginning it was getting UDMA CRC errors, but I read in a few places that this was likely a problem with cabling or the port. This drive replaced a very old 1TB drive, which utilized the same cable and port for years with zero problems. So, I had a hard time believing the cabling or the port was the issue. And... I'm ashamed to admit that I got lazy about it. Kind of just ignored the problem. Everything seemed to be working perfectly fine. The original rebuild went off without a hitch, and since then at least a terabytes worth of additional reads and writes have taken place. No hiccups that I'm aware of, except for the UDMA CRC errors. Then on Thursday tropical storm Zeta came through and knocked my power out. When power returned, all other drives were good, but this one was in "Device is disabled, Contents emulated" state. I shut the server back down, reseated cable, used canned air to blow out the ports. Still the same. It's using an SFF-8087 cable and the 3 other drives connected to the cable are all good. I could buy another cable, easily enough, just to see if that helps. I'm afraid to test the cable on another drive in the server, for fear of it causing a problem with another drive. The server allowed me to run a smart test. The results are attached. Thanks for your time, unraid-smart-20201030-0049.zip
  7. My 2 cents, is that even with streaming services and cloud storage becoming more and more popular, there will always be a use case for having your own media stored on a storage medium that you own and have physical control over. As far as SSD's over mechanical drives are concerned, the technical reasons mechanical drives are preferred has been discussed in this forum before. As for me though, even if those technical issues were overcome tomorrow, I'd probably stay with mechanical drives until the cost\storage ratio of SSD's came in line with mechanical drives.
  8. Wow! If this is the worst thing that's ever happened to you, then the rest of your life must be fantastic. I'm jealous of you. It seems to me, that you need to calm down and read for comprehension the things that have already been posted in reply to your topic. You also might want to peruse the unraid online documentation, parts dealing with storage management. https://wiki.unraid.net/UnRAID_6/Storage_Management
  9. Thanks for the quick response. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, but that was oddly easy.
  10. I have a secondary server that right now I'm just using to play around with vm's and dockers. There was a power outage here tonight, and I can't get the array to start because it says I have the wrong encryption key. Let's forget for a moment that I'm sure I know what the passphrase is, and assume I have indeed forgotten it. There is really nothing that I care about on this server, except for a licensed Windows 10 vm that I've done a lot to , that's installed on a passthrough 1TB SSD. There is a single encrypted 500gig data hdd with nothing on it, that's just there so the array will start. I can trash this drive and use another old drive if a I have to. There is also a 500gig ssd cache drive (encrypted) that has nothing on it that I care about either. Ideally I'd be able to save this drive for re-use, and I think there are ways to do some sort of complete reset on SSD, so that it would be reusable, isn't there? What is the quickest and easiest way to get things back functional again?
  11. OK, I thought that was a problem. So I thought that if you passthrough a core, the intention is for that core to be dedicated to the vm. If that's not the case, then I guess I'm fine. Thanks,
  12. No. Only utilizing the gui. Are there any custom xml edits maybe I should try?
  13. I've tried multiple combinations of settings, but I can't get the emulated cpu setting to stick when I create a vm. When initially creating the vm, it lets me select emulated with no errors, but then later after the vm is created the setting changes itself to Host Passthrough. And if I edit the settings and change back to emulated I get an error, "Execution Error the CPU is incompatible with host CPU: Host CPU does not provide required features: svm". I don't want to do Host Passthrough cause this processor only has 2 cores and I may want to run multiple vm's on it in the future. This is my secondary server, and will ultimately be a backup server, so I don't care that much about cpu performance which is why I chose a 2 core unit. It's a celeron G3900, all virtualization technology is supported and turned on in the bios of my motherboard which is a SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SAE-M-O, running the latest bios revision.
  14. Maybe I'm old school, but I've used midnight commander and screen to do stuff like this several times in the past and it works great.
  15. TSM

    Power Supply Question

    Thanks Squid!!! I get it now. The answer is NO! You can't do that!