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  1. For me this solution works for both sleep and shutdown state. Currently I have the following controller from Tp-Link: 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06) Very strangely but maybe just pure coincidence, soon after upgrading to 6.7.2 my Intel pro 1000 CT which was fine for about three years suddenly started dropping out, giving errors like "hardware not found", about 30-60 minutes after system booting. This made me go out and buy the Tp-link with Realtek chipset and of course afterwards I came across the WOL issue... A great combo of annoyance... Of course I will test the Intel NIC again when I find the time.
  2. Yes I'm using it for automatic suspension after a specific amount of array inactivity. But I also like to be able to do it manually with a single double click. I don't like the fact that the root password is exposed like that in the Bat file (of course it's just in a home environment).
  3. Yes it's working when I type in a local terminal but how to send it through a batch file from Windows? I tried with plink and it doesn't work, but maybe the syntax is incorrect: plink.exe -ssh -pw yourpassword root@yourIP echo -n mem > /sys/power/state
  4. Surprised by the silence in this forum with so knowledgeable people. Although I've already searched about this around the internet and couldn't find any clear info. Perhaps it is just not possible (yet)?
  5. I'm already using a bat file for powering down and it works fine. It has the following code: plink.exe -ssh -pw yourpassword root@yourIP powerdown How to do the same to send a suspend/sleep command? Windows 10 and Unraid 6.6.2
  6. Thanks for the info but the issue with my system is the inconsistent read transfer rates, that I cannot explain. I think the advice I need is what and how to monitor while performing a read from the array to a Windows machine. What info should I be looking for at the time the big drops are taking place or vice versa when it rises up again to maximum gigabit speed.
  7. Good idea! I tried some copies within mc and the rate is mediocre. 10-30MB/sec, mostly staying close to 15, but fluctuating. What could this mean? Is it a valid test copying from a disk to itself? There is great probability that's what's happening since I only have 2 disks + parity.
  8. Copying between my two Windows 10 workstations I have this "just a few and short" drops. It is so infrequent and totally acceptable. But copying from the Unraid array the drops are huge and long, from 110MB/sec to 20MB/sec, going up and down like the screenshots I posted before. Even copying the same file (after some time has passed when it seems it's not anymore cached) shows a different copy curve, which leads me to believe it is not file based or where the data resides on the disk platter. I guess even in the innermost area the WD RED is faster than 20MB/sec. Destination drives are always SSD (windows 10 system) drives.
  9. More info is in the previous posts (with the old hardware). I change m/b, cpu and ram, keeping everything else exactly the same. I notice that now I can reach full gigabit speeds for most of the time, just not steady, which is the annoying part. I upload new diagnostics as of today. As far as I can tell the system is perfectly healthy and is almost without any load. Rutorrent is rarely (almost never these days) doing any transfer and Crashplan is backing up 2 windows pcs every 24 hours and I know when that is, so I'm not testing at the same time. Fix Common Problems says everything is fine. As everyone knows, one could test thousand of different scenarios (turn off this and that and try again etc) but I don't have time nor patience anymore to do that. As a last resort I could try a fresh Unraid installation but it is so much work and hassle that I'm very skeptical about it yet. To be honest after about 3 years I'm just disappointed from Unraid. I should be happy of course because at last I have lots of moments with top performance... This shows to me that the hardware can do it. What about the (paid) software? Still don't take me wrong, I admire the amazing work that has been done with Unraid. Well perhaps that says it all... And I remember along the years I've been coming across many posts with people complaining about transfer rate issues.
  10. I forgot to mention that I don't use a cache drive. Let's say OK about the writes. But what about the reads? Why is it so inconsistent even if there is no other load on the system or the network? Between my Windows machines the copies of large files get steady maximum gigabit speed, when there is no other significant load. I tried just now. And also tried again with Unraid, managed to copy around 10GB of various large files pinned to 110MB/sec. After that again the same sloppiness.
  11. I attach some screenshots of the Windows copy dialog. I start with a just rebooted Unraid server and first two copies are reaching top speed 110MB/sec. Files tested are always single 1-4GB files. Subsequent copies start showing this kind of ramping. Copy to the array also shows the same. Maybe has to do with RAM getting filled up?...
  12. Hi. I did a test replacing the system with an older but much more powerful one that I had sitting around. Old system: Asrock e35lm1 (weak single core AMD E240) with 8GB DDR3 1066 Power consumption with all 4 disks spinning: 50W New system: Asus P5E with Intel Quad Core Q9650 @3GHZ and 4GB DDR2 800 Power consumption with all 4 disks spinning: 75W This processor is of course much faster and never hits 100% during copies, unlike the suffocating AMD. Maximum cpu % I've seen was around 55%. Now I can achieve copy speeds of up to 110MB/sec. But there is still no consistency. Sometimes the speed will drop down to 10MB/sec and even less and then slowly rise up. Another time just stays low throughout the whole copy. Another time yet reaches full speed throughout the whole copy. Even while copying the same large file. I'm talking about getting data from the array to the Windows PC. I'm using various random sample files from my collection to make this observation. Tried also the two NIC settings (offload etc) but didn't see any change. NIC is the same Intel 82574L. Don't know if it would make sense to try the onboard Marvell... I feel it is a software thing and currently not very trustful about Unraid performance until I see some solid performance, not with super expensive server grade hardware or even expensive workstation (say like an i7 machine). Just for copying data! Perhaps I should have just used some Linux distro for this but I've already purchased Unraid and it is also lovely for its simplicity. Moreover, I don't like this consumption increase. There is also an audible noise increase due to the higher demand for cooling of the Intel Core Quad. Who can recommend a modern cost effective and low consumption system (mb/cpu/ram) that can handle just data i/o with full gigabit speeds and Crashplan and Rutorrent running as dockers? I need it to run cool and silent 24/7, so it doesn't need to be a monster. The Asrock board was close but not there due to the extremely feeble performance. By the way I had taken advice by an older blog of someone to get that motherboard. Not very successful advice. Thanks!!
  13. Yeah either to leave it as is and not spend any more time troubleshooting or upgrade the hardware. Thanks for your time! Cheers