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Everything posted by ashman70

  1. My link was for Canadians, your links is to Bestbuy.com for US residents.
  2. Sorry I didn't follow your link, so I had no idea.
  3. You could grab a Dell H310 on eBay and flash it to IT mode, just make sure it has a low profile bracket which you will probably need for your rackmount server.
  4. If you are talking about software firewalls, you will need a minimum of two nics, one for the internet and one for your local network, you could use one network card and an integrated network card if there is one built into the motherboard. Personally I prefer hardware based firewalls, I use the Ubiquity Edge router X and I love it.
  5. Been using unRAID since 2015 and I have four unRAID servers now. Very happy with it!
  6. I would suggest running Kodi if you can and adding your movie and tv show folders to Kodi, it might prove to be a better experience than plex.
  7. What is she using to stream? Smart TV or setup top box?
  8. It might help us if you explain what you use your unRAID server for? Simple file storage, media serving with something like plex etc.
  9. Right, I forgot about this, thanks Hoopster.
  10. I know hardware acceleration in Plex requires a supported video card, how does it work with Jellyfin? Is it purely CPU based?
  11. Are you going to be just streaming the media internally inside your house, or do you have plans to run something like Plex? If its just for internal use, it will be fine, however if you plan on running Plex check out the requirements below. You need to keep some CPU for unRAID as well. The passmark score for your CPU is 11650 Here are the requirements for a single stream for Plex Very roughly speaking, for a single full-transcode of a video, the following PassMark score requirements are a good guideline for the following average source file: 4K HDR (50Mbps, 10-bit HEVC) file: 17000 PassMark score (being transcoded to 10Mbps 1080p) 4K SDR (40Mbps, 8-bit HEVC) file: 12000 PassMark score (being transcoded to 10Mbps 1080p) 1080p (10Mbps, H.264) file: 2000 PassMark score 720p (4Mbps, H.264) file: 1500 PassMark score
  12. I know these are SMR drives and not everyone is a fan, but I have almost 20 of them and have had no issues. https://www.newegg.ca/black-seagate-backup-plus-hub-8tb/p/N82E16822184817?Description=8tb external hard drive&cm_re=8tb_external_hard_drive-_-22-184-817-_-Product
  13. You need to provide an exact model number of the server. I believe there are other users on here running unRAID on HP server, they can probably provide better feedback then I can. My only concern would be the RAID controller and whether it can do JBOD mode for unRAID.
  14. Also, what was the largest size drive you used with this?
  15. The specs don't say that this card does JBOD, is that how you used it with unRAID?
  16. Is there any difference between the monthly parity check one might schedule as a maintenance task or a data rebuild when one replaces a disk? When you replace a failed disk, does it not do a parity check while it's doing the data rebuild?
  17. The hardware should be fine, you may want to check how many on board SATA ports there are for drives; if memory serves, I don't think these towers have room for more than 2 hard drives and one or two SSD's so you may want to look at a different solution if you want more storage density. Are you planning on running unRAID in VMware? If so, there are people on here who have done that and would be better able to answer your questions then I would.
  18. I guess for internal drives, I usually buy the external for $149 from Amazon and shuck them. Realize of course this voids your warranty, but I am personally OK with that, also the drive for $149 is a Seagate not a WD.
  19. Wound up getting a pair of Dell Perc H310's for $50 CAN each, will flash them to IT mode and I'll be good to go. Thanks
  20. My 16 port Areca raid controller died last night, so I am looking for any recommendations on a replacement. I am located in Canada and would prefer not to have to spend hundreds of dollars since this is for my backup, backup server. The card obviously needs to be compatible with unRAID, support JBOD and support up to 6TB SATA drives and beyond if possible. I already have breakout cables from the existing card. Thanks
  21. The motherboard you have selected has six onboard SATA ports that you can use, currently you have nine drives, are all your drives full? If you are unable to consolidate your current system, in other words reduce the amount of physical drives, then you will need a HBA. I would suggest looking on eBay for a Dell H310 flashed to IT mode, or you can flash it yourself, it's pretty easy and their are guides on this board on how to do it. You will need two breakout cables and the card can support up to eight drives and has no issues with unRAID. The CPU you have chosen is entry level, if you want to explore dockers and virtualization you will need more cores and so a bigger CPU. If your budget can withstand it, you may want to look at something like an Intel i5-8600. I would also suggest reducing the number of smaller drives you have in favor of larger ones, so consider getting perhaps a 6 or 8TB drive for parity and eliminating the 2TB drives, replacing them with 4TB drives. The 2TB drives will be the bottleneck in your system as they are the slowest drives. Also consider an 500GB SSD as a cache drive, this is necessary if you want to play around with virtualization and handy for dockers too. Consider a UPS for your system, unRAID has native UPS management, something like an APC, something like this is all you need ( https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16842301701) otherwise your parts list looks good.
  22. I found this thread which might be a good place to start, seems others have done it, so I would leverage their experience.
  23. The folder structure is like this: Completed====> TV Incomplete Movies Within Movies, I can create, rename and delete a folder. So perhaps it has something to do with the dockers that are putting files there, namely SABNZB?
  24. I have tried SMB or AFP, it does not matter. These are folders I created myself, however SABNZB and RADARR dumb files into sub folders within this directory.