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  1. Thanks. I neglected to mention I also got two DOA AsRock boards - all three I've bought have been AsRock Rack workstation boards, C226 WS boards of various flavours. One arrived factory sealed with a mashed CPU socket, and one was just plain dead. The third I've already described. I do have a number of machines at work using elcheapo AsRock Z370 boards (the low-end microATX boards, supplied in pre-builts), and had no issues with those in the past year or so. It's annoying that the AsRock Rack boards were a 100% fail.
  2. Not sure Pentiums have QuickSync. If they do, there's some limitations. Personally, I'd pick up a low-end nVidia card and fire that in. I use a GTX1050 in my unRAID box - it does my Emby transcoding, and currently it's also doing Folding@home for COVID-19. The GTX1050 transcodes quite quickly - to transcode a 60 minute H265 to H264 for my AppleTV to play, Emby was transcoding at around 360fps. It had the whole file transcoded in a few minutes. I use the GTX1050 as my server has a Xeon with no iGPU (E3-1271v3).
  3. CrapRock. I wouldn't touch one of their boards with yours. Do yourself and return the board while you can, before it flames out and burns your house down or something. Yes, I've had an AsRock flame out, thankfully I was only setting up the machine and had the side off, and was able to power it down PDQ.
  4. You really won't notice much difference in speed between the USB3 Ultra Fit, and the older USB 2 Fit. The Fit runs cooler than the Ultra Fit too, which I think may result in a longer life for the stick.
  5. Install the CA Backup V2 plugin. Create a backup. Copy the backup file(s) across. Restore the backup on the new machine. Once you go in to the Docker tab, you'll see a list of your old Docker templates when you go to create a new Docker. You won't need to mess with setting up all your variables etc again, it'll all be there.
  6. I can transfer as fast as the 12TB Toshiba array drives can go, which is about 250MB/s. Server has an Intel X520 with SFP+, connected to switch using a DAC cable. Workstation has an Asus Aquantia 10G card via CAT6. Switch is one of those bizarre Netgear 10 port MS510TX things (2x10G, 2x2.5/5G, 2x2.5G, 4x1G).
  7. Just added my server to the fight - 5 cores and 5 HTs of my 8700K. No overclock, apart from All core turbo enabled. So 10 'cores' at 4.7GHz.
  8. Newsflash: Google wifi is not the best router ever. There are many solutions that are far superior, aren't controlled by a crappy app, and can do simple things like port forwarding without needing sacrificial chicken slaughtering.
  9. Not sure why you're thinking you need to reboot for a network reconfig? (Hint: you don't).
  10. Emby's PVR functions are more stable than Plex. Emby's had it for years, Plex's is alpha quality at best.
  11. Also to note that the PSU with 3.3v line is the problem, only PSUs that do not have 3.3v work fine.
  12. "Last checked on Tue 23 Apr 2019 03:11:16 PM BST (yesterday), finding 0 errors. Duration: 21 hours, 45 minutes, 16 seconds. Average speed: 127.7 MB/sec" That's a 10TB Red as parity drive, data drives are 2TB 2.5" Blues (slow), a 8TB Gold (fast). The second 10TB Red hasn't been added yet. The NAS was in use, so a normal parity check should take a little less time. Each pair of 3.5" drives has an AsMedia PCIe to 2x SATA controller chip, I assume the 2.5" bays run off the SOC's SATA controller as I don't see an AsMedia on those: SYSTEM DEVICES PCI Devices and IOMMU Groups IOMMU group 0: [1022:1566] 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1566 IOMMU group 1: [1022:156b] 00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 156b [1022:1439] 00:02.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [1022:1439] 00:02.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [1022:1439] 00:02.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [1022:1439] 00:02.5 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [111d:8063] 01:00.0 PCI bridge: Microsemi / PMC / IDT Device 8063 (rev 01) [111d:8063] 02:02.0 PCI bridge: Microsemi / PMC / IDT Device 8063 (rev 01) [111d:8063] 02:04.0 PCI bridge: Microsemi / PMC / IDT Device 8063 (rev 01) [111d:8063] 02:06.0 PCI bridge: Microsemi / PMC / IDT Device 8063 (rev 01) [1d6a:0001] 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Aquantia Corp. AQC107 NBase-T/IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet Controller [AQtion] (rev 02) [1b21:0625] 04:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01) [1b21:0625] 05:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01) [1b21:0625] 06:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01) [1b21:0625] 07:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. Device 0625 (rev 01) [8086:1539] 08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03) IOMMU group 2: [1022:1537] 00:08.0 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1537 IOMMU group 3: [1022:7814] 00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 11) IOMMU group 4: [1022:7801] 00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40) IOMMU group 5: [1022:7808] 00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39) IOMMU group 6: [1022:7808] 00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39) IOMMU group 7: [1022:780b] 00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 42) [1022:780d] 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02) [1022:780e] 00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11) [1022:7813] 00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller (rev 01) IOMMU group 8: [1022:1580] 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1580 [1022:1581] 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1581 [1022:1582] 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1582 [1022:1583] 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1583 [1022:1584] 00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1584 [1022:1585] 00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1585
  13. This. Unless you're running pure storage with no apps/plugins, it'll just run 24/7. Same as Synology.
  14. QNAP OS is fine, but having all the drives spinning all the time isn't what I wanted. Most of my data is pretty much stangnant, only getting accessed on rare occasions, so why have drives burning electricity for no reason? My NAS is lightly used during the evening, and does a little downloading overnight, but most of the time sits idle.
  15. Just a quick note that I've had zero problems running unRAID on my QNAP TS-963X 9-bay NAS. The machine has an AMD GX-420MC CPU (Quad core 2GHz), 9 bays (4x2.5" and 5x3.5"), an i210 1GBe and a Aquantia AQC107 1/2.5/5/10GBe NIC. I'm running 16GB DDR3L RAM (2x8GB sticks). All I did was plug my unRAID stick in the back, turned it on, and unRAID was up and running. I did later, however remove the internal DOM so it can't boot QNAP's OS again - it's just a little board that fits on a normal PC-like USB2 header. I'm going to use an internal-to-A adaptor to move my unRAID boot stick inside. For fan control, I'm just using the usual AutoFAN plugin from community apps, as the BIOS fan curve is a little aggressive as it's controlled by the warm CPU temp. There is NO video output on this machine, and indeed no GPU of any sort, so if you need to troubleshoot via console you're SOL. Thankfully I've never had to as "It Just Works(tm)". I'm getting great performance from the machine, and run a few light VMs on it, as well as Emby which transcodes one stream just fine. It's also happy to run Emby DVR from a HDHomeRun Quatro - it'll record 4 HD channels at a time no problems to a 2.5" WD Blue. Idle power consumption is low, too, at a little over 20W - happy with that for a relatively old SOC, 9 bays in a tiny form factor, with 10GBe and 16GB RAM. Details of the machine here: https://www.qnap.com/en-uk/product/ts-963x - they're around £600 in the UK which is pretty good value for a solidly built 9-bay.