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  1. I have the following hardware: Case: Norco 4224 with three 120mm backplane fans controlled by the 'Fan Auto Control' plugin Motherboard: SM X8SIL-F 2x SAS cards: AOC-SASLP-MV8 8-Port (Marvell) CPU: Xeon L3406 (30W TDP) RAM: 4GB ECC Cache: 1TB Samsung EVO 860 Drives: 19 including parity The Marvell controllers have been wreaking havoc lately. I see that the Dell H310 cards are popular but they run hot. In order for all drives to be accessible I need three of them or one plus an expander. If I go down the three track I see that there is a 3D printable 40mm fan mount here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2596851 But this will result in the cards blowing hot air on one another. Alternatively I can get this ventilated bracket and increase the minimum speed on the 120mm fan wall. https://www.ebay.com.au/p/Standard-Full-Heigh-Bracket-for-LSI-9260-9270-9271-9261-9240-H310-Two-Screws/1150016057?iid=172963936274&chn=ps Another alternative is to only purchase two H310s and leave the PCIe slot between them empty. Then I would need to reduce the number of drives which is not a big deal as there are four 1TB drives and two 1.5TB drives with 54% total utilisation of the array. Note: The CPU load on two of the four threads (visible on the dashboard) can flat line intermittently. When I run htop they are no where near flat lining which is confusing. When this happens the unRAID GUI remains responsive as do the Dockers but the log does not load when I click the link. This is happening right now as I am running unBalance to clear the last of my reiserfs drives. I am willing to concede that I may be trying to do too much with this server (Deluge, Jackett, Sonarr & Radarr dockers) but I want to start by replacing the problem components and see if it comes good. If I need to replace the motherboard, CPU & RAM at least I have the right SAS controllers to move forward. Can someone advise if I am headed in the right direction or is there a more elegant solution.
  2. What is your playback device? Maybe you can avoid the transcoding by using a different player? I have been fighting with the issue of my server not being powerful enough to transcode since I ditched my dedicated HTPC (too old to play 4K) for an Apple TV4K. There was no way the other half was going to approve funds for a HTPC that can do 4K with full madvr quality settings. Initially I was using Infuse (does not require transcoding) and then I switched to MrMc, also doesn't require transcoding. I prefer MrMc. Feels more like Kodi and Emby.
  3. I have been having multiple issues with my server recently some of which I believe are related to me trying to do too much with it (loving Docker) This has prompted me to start researching a new build. My current setup is: Case: Norco 4224 Motherboard: SM X8SIL-F 2x SAS cards: AOC-SASLP-MV8 8-Port CPU: Xeon L3406 (30W TDP) RAM: 4GB ECC Can you please advise what ECC RAM you are using and how much. I assume my existing SAS cards will work with this build? I am trying to keep to reuse as much hardware as possible. Have you got the IPMI console working over HTLM5? I would love to not use IPMIVIew.
  4. More testing... I noticed the fan wall fans were the ones hitting the IPMI threshold not the CPU fan so I lowered all the thresholds to 30 (lowest it will go). Same problem - can't go below a PWM setting of 56. Therefore the enhancement request in my previous post is not going to work.
  5. I also have a Supermicro X8SIL-F. I have posted my findings in regards to this issue and a feature request update for the fan control plugin here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=36543.msg391229#msg391229
  6. I have a Supermicro X8SIL-F motherboard in a Norco RPC-4224 case with the 120mm triple fan wall. A "feature" of this motherboard is that if the CPUs fan speed gets too low it goes into an alarm state and spins all the fans (three fan wall and one CPU fan) at 100% speed. The minimum PWM value I can set is 56 which equals approximately 1035rpm on the CPU fan and 800rpm on the fan wall. There is a discussion on this specific issue here with no progress: https://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=38850.0 I have attempted to override the IPMI lower threshold by installing the IPMI tool plugin: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dmacias72/ipmitool/master/ipmitool.plg And running this command (the CPU fan is "FAN 1") ipmitool sensor thresh "FAN 1" lower 0 0 0 This changed the following values (note that it didn't go to zero): ______________________________________________________________ Lower Non-Recoverable // Lower Critical Lower // Non-Critical Original Value: 400 484 770 New Value: 30 30 30 The lowest PWM value I can set before the IPMI alarm kicks in is still 56. :-( Onto my enhancement request - Obviously it is not desirable to reduce the minimum threshold of the CPU fan. Is it possible to update the Dynamix Auto Fan Control plugin to specify which fans are controlled rather than using the overarching PWM controller?
  7. I have two Supermicro SASLP-MV8 cards with 14 drives connected. I have never tested the on-board SATA ports until now - stupid, I know. My motherboard is a X8SIL-F in a Norco 4224 chassis. I have purchased two different brands of breakout cables but that hasn't helped. I can see the drives (tried both 2TB and 3TB drives) have power as the power LEDs light up on the chassis. The BIOS then steps through the detection of the drives but the drives connected to the motherboard SATA don't show up in the BIOS and never flash their activity LED as the other ones that are connected to the SASLP-MV8 cards do. Is there something I need to set in the BIOS to activate the on board SATA ports? I have seen others have this exact same setup so I am a little confused.
  8. I am getting the same error but am not sure how to narrow down which drive it is: May 23 17:37:37 unRAID kernel: ata7: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } (Errors) May 23 17:37:37 unRAID kernel: ata7: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError } (Errors) May 23 17:37:37 unRAID kernel: ata7: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/04 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0xb/00/00 (Drive related) I thought ata7 related to disk 7 in the array which is incidentally a 1.5TB Samsung. So I copied it's contents to another drive and unassigned the drive as per the instructions on the WIKI. The errors continue and I think it might be the parity drive (Samsung 2TB) as I am also getting lots of parity errors. How do I work out which drive is connected to ata7?
  9. I have been fighting with it whenever I have time which isn't very often at the moment. I could swear I had it working once but I have been unsuccessful in replicating it. While fiddling around in the BIOS i managed to stop the NICs from working by enabling "Active State Power Management". Make sure you leave that disabled. I have three delta PWM 120mm fans in a Norco 4224 case, and am running unRAID 4.7 "final". If I run these commands while unraid_fan_speed.sh is running I get the following results: cat /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon0/device/fan_input_1 1222 cat /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon0/device/pwm2 76 I can hear the fans start to spin down every 2mins and then I assume the BIOS kicks in and spins them back up to the 76 setting. I have the fans set to "Energy Saving" in the BIOS at the moment, changing them to "Full Speed" doesn't seem to make any difference. Here is the manual if someone wants to dig through and find something I have missed: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/motherboard/3420/MNL-1130.pdf I am heading out soon and will try a few other things when I get home later tonight.
  10. I thought I had the same problem until I set the fans (120mm Delta) to run at full speed in the X8SIL-F BIOS. Before that they would only drop to around 700rpm. Having said that I only got the fans to completely stop once and I can't replicate it. My problem is that the fans spin down but then spin back up straight away. I assume it is because I need to disable automatic fan control. So I stepped through the pwmconfig wizard and saved the config to /boot/scripts/AutoFanControlOff then ran the following command: /usr/bin/sensors -c /boot/scripts/AutoFanControlOff But when I run the command I get this error: Error: Line 2: Invalid keyword The config file looks like this: # Configuration file generated by pwmconfig, changes will be lost INTERVAL=10 FCTEMPS= FCFANS= MINTEMP= MAXTEMP= MINSTART= MINSTOP= Am I on completely the wrong track here? I feel like I am so close.
  11. cylon

    Norco 4224 Thread

    Thanks everyone for your replies. @starcat - I am going to order a Super Micro X8SIL-F motherboard and control the fan speed through that. I live in a fairly hot climate (Queensland, Australia) so am very paranoid about drives overheating. @starcat, Rajahal, levster, joshpond - It sounds like I should start with Norco recommended best practice and only hook up half the molex connectors. If I run into problems I will plug in the other half. @levster - I read the thread you linked to, could the fact that you experienced the same problem with two different PSUs be to do with overloading a power rail? I read somewhere here that it is important to use a PSU with a single rail as you risk overloading a rail if it has multiple.
  12. cylon

    Norco 4224 Thread

    My case arrived this week with the 120mm fan bracket. I have three Delta fans to install but want to reduce the possibility of vibration noise so have ordered some of these rubber mounting pins (can't find anyone that sells them in Australia): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270691039717 I have a Seasonic X750 PSU but it doesn't have enough molex connectors for the HDD backplanes. It comes with three modular cables, two have three molex connectors and the other has two. I have three options (the third one may be dodgy) for powering the rest of the backplanes: 1. Somehow source two more Seasonic modular cables with three molex connectors on them (might have to contact Seasonic as I can't find anyone that sells the cables separately to the PSUs) 2. The PSU also comes with two SATA power cables each with three connectors on them, so I could use six SATA to molex converters 3. Purchase six splitters and connect them to the two modular cables with three molex connectors on them. One physical connection to the PSU would power 12 drives, this seems like a really bad idea. The Seasonic X750 uses a single 744W 12V rail so accidentally overloading a secondary rail won't be an issue. Are there any risks involved with powering 12 drives off one connection on the PSU?
  13. aiden, thanks for the comprehensive answers to my queries. I'll go with the i3 as per your recommendation.
  14. Thanks for your responses burtjr and aiden. I don't plan to use it for anything other than serving meida to my Media Centre PC. You have me leaning away from the L3426 now. The i3 540 is around $118 Australian dollars, I would have to order the L3426 from overseas for about triple that. Aiden, what are these parity add-ons? And are there going to be greater CPU requirements with the release of unRAID 5.0 that could argue the case for getting the L3426?