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  1. I didn't get the shelf, with the limit of 30 drives for an array I decided not to go the shelf route and instead upgrade drives when needed, I still have a few 4tb drives which I will end up upgrading either to 8tb or 10tb, keeping in mind that 10tb would require me to upgrade the parity drives to 10tb first.
  2. Are you talking about blanks or does it not come with any disk caddies?
  3. So what I was considering getting was the parts linked below. Is there any way to get the noise level lower on these Shelves? From what I understand a lot of the noise comes from the PSU's?
  4. So based on what I am reading, I could get a NetApp disk shelf, remove it's noisy controller, put in a standard PSU and an adapter card for SAS internal to external and the use and external cable and a HBA card in the main server and that would allow me to use the drives in the NetAop disk shelf. Only caveat would be that the diskshelf would have to be manually powered up seperate to the main server but being 24/7 server and shelf this would only be an issue if the server and shelf powered down unexpectedly. Would I be correct in this scenario that the disks in the shelf would also spin 25/7 and not allow for spinning down?
  5. Sorry I am using current 6.7.2. I will try the RC version and see if that helps.
  6. Hi all, so I have been having an issue with my UNRAID server where, when I am watching Kodi on our TV and UNRAID starts moving files on the server that Kodi starts to buffer and makes the show unwatchable. I first thought it was a CPU issue and so I upgraded memory and cpu to an i7 Kabylake with 32gig of memory. The cache drive is a 1tb Samsung EVO SSD and the SAS Cards are Flashed to IT Mode Dell PERC H310 Adapters. None of the upgrades helped. Is there any way to lower the prioritization of copying files from the SSD to the array so that Kodi would get priority? I tried cpu pinning but that did not work. My dockers are Deluge and NZBGet that are moving files, their docker images are on the SSD. Any thoughts? I
  7. So I watched his videos and read some of the Blog. It seems the most expensive piece of the puzzle is the SAS card with external connections. I looked at the one he used on eBay and it was $400 upwards. Are there any other cards that would work with UNRAID but are cheaper?
  8. Thanks for the reply, one last question, what was the reason for changing the controllers? Was it purely bandwidth, or is there a reliability issue with the original NetApp controller? Also, my setup is in our spare bedroom, is there any hacks to make these units quieter? Patrick
  9. Cool, I will take a look at it. Thanks
  10. Hi, so I am thinking of getting the same disk shelf, do you happen to have a link to the actual setup that worked for you? Am I correct in reading that only a single cable is needed between the controller card and the disk shelf? Thanks in advance. Patrick
  11. Hi all, I want to add a disk shelf to my UNRAID server. Can anyone recommend a budget friendly solution? I need the disk shelf and also a SAS card to connect the shelf to. I currently have two Dell PowerEdge H310 flashed cards in the system. I did see the NETAPP DS4243 24-BAY for $150 which seems a good deal on, I presume this is not a new item? It is not clear on their site. With that Disk Shelf, what card would work to allow it to connect to UNRAID? I have never used a Disk Shelf before but it seems the best solution to add additional storage to my current Norco 24 bay server which is full. Thoughts? Thanks in advance Patrick
  12. So I have my specs shown below. M/B: ASRock - Z97 Extreme4 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz HVM: Enabled IOMMU: Enabled Cache: 256 kB, 1024 kB, 6144 kB Memory: 16 GB (max. installable capacity 32 GB)
  13. Hi all, i have been using Unraid for several years, I have two servers, one which serves as a backup to the main server. The main server which runs 24/7 has 20 drives and has a Corsair 1100 watt PSU (I think). I have been considering purchasing a Synology 8 bay NAS as a replacement to the main server (which even though I have 20 drives at 92tb, it is at 52% used). The synology would run Sonarr and back up weekly to the current main server. Would I see tangible savings on power consumption with the Synology? I live in California, so power is expensive :) . Thoughts? Patrick McC
  14. How have you guys found Seagate drives? I have not had the best of luck with older drives from Seagate. Are the newer models a lot better?
  15. I got 2 of these external WD - easystore® 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black, one was a white label and the other was a Red. I already had two whites from early this year. Both drives locally here were $149.99, real great price at the time.