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  1. Hi guys... I got some new hardware (skylake 6100, one 256gb ssd, some 500tb and 1tb hds...), and I'm thinking on going virtual (with unRAID) for the benefits of virtualization, and if possible for the storage system performance gains. What you guys think? Using the SSD as cache seems like Ok, but my lack of mass storage may be a problema... I don't have quite a lot of HDD's hanging here, perhaps I could manage to get a 1tb 2.5", maybe a 320gb 3.5", but that's about it... Could it make a storage pool without a parity drive parity? (I'm not really worried about data protection, right now) What you guys think? Lemme now.
  2. Anyone? At least someone to say "don't do it, it's not worth the trouble..." Come on guys... I just want to know if I can have any performance gain from going from a common Windows 10 64 bits installation to a unRAID virtualized one... Or at least if my performance can stay the same and also have the virtualization benefits... ...
  3. Hello ppl. I'm new in this forum, and I wanted to share with you guys my plan to setup an unraid gaming rig/nas box just like the one Linus showed on his "Use your Gaming PC's Extra Power as a NAS Ultimate Guide" video, and perhaps have some feedback from you guys. My goal is to: 1. Have my W10 gaming rig working as good as it is today; 2. Use it as a NAS box; 3. Use some spare sata hd's together to get share space; 4. Use the benefits of having a virtualized system for backups, yada uada 5. Have some of the storage performance benefits of unRAID. My hardware: Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 CPU: Skylake 6100 Cpu Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i Motherboard: H170M-E-D3 (only 4 sata ports.... : /) GPU: Asus GTX 970 Turbo RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W SSD: Toshiba Q SERIES PRO, 256GB HD: Well.... there's a 1TB 2.5", another 500GB 2,5", I think there's also a 320GB 3,5"... Ok, I know there's not that much HD space for a solid NAS, also not a lot of SATA ports, but I want to make a proof of concept to see how unRAID behaves. I'm thinking on making a Share for Steam library (not-very-often-played games), 2 fast space for the w10 gaming vm being one for the W10 installation and one for apps/games installation, and perhaps another share for music/video/photos (or one for each...). Has anyone did it? Well, anyway, I got to reinstall W10, so I think I'm going to do it anyway. If anyone got any recommendation, I would thank's a lot!