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  1. tdallen

    New Unraid Light Theme Option!

    Love the new theme, thank you!
  2. tdallen

    Sad to see ...

    Looks great!
  3. tdallen

    unRaid overkill for my needs?

    Hi - You'd need at least one HD to assign to the array - unRAID fundamentally has its roots in being a NAS. Also you'd need more RAM - lots more RAM. unRAID and some Dockers can run in 8GB but you need more memory for VM overhead and your Windows VM. I'd suggest 16GB as a starting point.
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    unRaid Plex Server

    You've already switched power supplies, but here's the thinking. If you have two rails coming off your power supply, you need to manually balance what you connect to each rail - i.e., drives 1, 2, and 3 on the first rail, drives 4, 5, and 6 on the second rail, etc. Each rail has a maximum power draw. In your case this isn't very relevant - you're only planning on a couple of drives and an SSD. But you can see that in a larger system it would be nice not to worry about that.
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    Unanswered Posts

    I'd love to see a feature under Activity Streams that allowed me to see posts that no one has answered. Invision knows this - it represents those threads with a larger font. But we can't access that to create an Activity Stream ourselves :(.
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    unRaid Plex Server

    Hi - Given your desire for this box to do multiple things at the same time, you'd probably benefit from the hyperthreaded Core i7. be quiet power supplies aren't known for having a single 12v rail, but I can't tell what this model has. A single 12v rail is preferred but not strictly required.
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    Looking for upgrade options

    Hi - most upgrade options will require RDIMMs...
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    6 TB Recommendations

    My 6TB WD Red's have done quite well. I had some odd issues, though, that may be unique to my configuration. I resolved the issues by having the 6TB Reds spin all the time (I don't have to do that with my 3TB Reds). While I'm philosophically opposed to that, in practice it's been fine.
  9. Unfortunately you'll probably need to drop IPMI from your wishlist, and probably the on-board USB slot. Those are "server class" features (i.e. Xeon) and the 8th gen chips have only been released as consumer class chips (i.e. Core iX). Is there any required form factor for the mb?
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    Needs some basic unRaid guidance

    Hi - Since you seem to have Windows clients, SMB will be the preferred protocol. There are some tricks and things to be aware of if you run into trouble, though.
  11. Hello and welcome. unRAID makes a great NAS. It can also run applications via Docker or VMs, many of the things you mention above could run on an unRAID server. Supermicro makes good components, many people use them in unRAID setups.
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    Adding new HDD

    Hello - I would run the parity check now. It's a good idea to know the array is healthy before making changes.
  13. Hi - You can remove the drive by doing a New Config. http://lime-technology.com/wiki/Shrink_array
  14. Yeah, the eagle sight was cool - but if you remember the name of the eagle you are way ahead of me!
  15. Since it's a beast, there was an early 80's movie called The Beastmaster and the lead character was "Dar".