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  1. The Sticker with the Model Number is missing But its an PCIe 8x Card with 1 GB of (i think) DDR2 Cache from ~2009. It has space for an internal Connector, but its not populated. Hope that helps I might be able to add a picture later if i can kidnap someones phone for a while. My Hardware was planned out when i started with my 4 drives + 1 SSD, but since this is my privat system with no commercial use whatsoever it just kept growing over years and has kind of outgrown its possibilities, its just not worth it to my to through out working components and buy expensive new ones if there is a way around it Same with Drives, sure could i replace my 3TB drives with 6 or 8 TB once, but as long as the old ones still work im trying to spend as little as possible on this system (more money for my Workstation Thats kind of what im afraid of I know it has a JBOD mode, i just dont know how basic it is. But since i dont have the proper Cables here ill have to test it once they've arrived and hope for the best
  2. Little Plot twist: Turns out my old HP Proliant Tower Server has a pretty darn big SAS Raid Controller in it (24-Port) that can handle up to 512 Devices. I never realised what it was because it does not have internal Port at all. Im going to bite the Bullet and just get an SAS Expander from ebay thats a bit more expensive and use that monster. I hope i dont have to flash it tho.
  3. Yeah i thought about that too. Sometimes the Expanders Pop up on ebay for ~100 Euro for the 16-Port ones, but i could not find one right now I was also looking into eSATA Port Multipliers, but im finding fairly conflicting information on them. Some say the Controller needs to support Multipliers, others say no. Some say its part of the sSATA standard, others say not meeting its own standards is one of the biggest problems with eSATA... I assumed something like this works like a Port Multiplier Do they work? Sata HBAs are a lot cheaper then SAS HBAs, even with a lower Device Limit...
  4. Im not using unRaids parity feature anyway (at least not right now, might be useful in the future tho) Can Unassigned Devices be used for user shares?
  5. I am using an 8 Port SAS HBA i got cheap from a used server part dealer, but the once that can deal with more drives are getting super expensive, even used 16 Port cards are usually out of Consumer or even Prosumer reach Most of the server we use at work only run 8 drives max and that seems to be the trend, so those cards are cheap, but i dont have enough PCIe Lanes for more than one. I dont really need UASP for the speed, but was hoping it might help with stuff like SMART and other SCSI features... Bummer... This is something ive been reading a lot about, but have never encountered it myself, but i also never used USB drives under server load scenarios I guess that means i have to go with something eSATA based then, or try to get a used 1155 Board with onBoard 10G LAN to free up PCIe Slots...
  6. Hey, I am currently in a bit of a bad place regarding my unRaid Setup. My onboard Sata Controller (which used to give me 8 SATA Port sharing 2 PCIe Lanes connected via the Chipset), seems to be on its way out (certain drive Models just don't work anymore...) So i have to come up with a new way of connecting my ever growing pile of Data drives (my two cache SSDs are connected directly to the chipset). I don't want to buy a new board since getting one with the features i need would be 300+ Euro and also wouldn't solve my growing drive count issue. I have heard a lot of good stuff about USB Drive enclosures, especially with USB Attached SCSI support. My personal experience with these things however wasnt that great. I had a lot of connection and performance Problems and the drives died very early because the enclosure took control over the drives Power state and caused about 100 Power Cycles per Day... And since it didn't pass SMART info i didn't notice what was going on until the first drive died. This however was when USB 3.0 (i refuse to use the new USB naming schemes) first came around. What kind of keeps my from trying it again is mostly the lack of information on SMART support and power state, as well as the fact that USB uses a shared Bus, meaning all of my drives would share one 5 GBit serial Bus with poor random optimisation. I could solve this by just adding some cheap USB Controllers via PCIe, but the information about UASP support on controller cards is pretty sparse. Someone here on the Forum uses SATA Port multipliers with success, not sure if that is a better solution than USB. I would love to hear some thoughts on that, has anybody used USB Enclosures in unraid systems (especially regarding a drives power management)?
  7. If you want to mount your images into this Docker you have to create a new "Path" Variable and set the Container Path to /config/www/gallery/galleries/ Worked for me at least However i am having major performance problems I shows no load on the CPU and RAM and takes forever to create thumbnails or add my IPTC mapped fields to the database. Its going at a rate of about 1 picture per 5 seconds and the Gallery is pretty laggy in general.
  8. Hey, i can back up johnnie.black´s speeds, i use the 4 TB WD Reds together with some 3 TB once and a WD Red Pro parity, im getting about 57 MB/s for unchached writes. Plex runs like a dream! You just have to map your data but thats literaly just 2 clicks. Im getting 6% load on my i3 for every running decode (1080p downwards) and about 21% when using uncompressed material. Writespeed however wont increase much more since they are limited by drive RPM... Im using ECC Memory and never had even a single switched bit on storage, so i gues it works
  9. Hey, My current Backup looks like this: Plug a Harddrive into a USB adapter, mount it using unassigned Devices Plugin and than use Crashplan to make a local Backup. What i dont like about it? I have to restart the Docker Service every time. Crashplan clearly isnt made for that sort of use. Im having trouble with the plugins more often then id like, i want to get something as nativ as possible. My main Problem has always been that i cant afford a secound server that can hold as many drives as my Main server does, so i need to change my drives once they are done, which is great if you ask me cause i never lose more than the drive currently in use in case of something going realy realy wrong witch power or something. I do have a secound mashine (i3 bases 4GB RAM, i have a windows key i could use) which i could use. First i thought i stay with crashplan but with remote targets, however i dont know if that will work with only one Data drive at the Target... My secound thought was to use the SMB share and "pull" the Data from the server but i havent found a usefull toll that does integrity checks on the files while backing them up AND supports incremtental versions. How do you backup your unraid Servers? Any suggestions what i could do?
  10. Hey I cant give you all the answers (im still new myself) however a youtuber calles Linus made some videos about the virtualisation potential of unraid. (His channel is called LinusTechTips, i think the videos are called 2 Gamers one PC and the newer 7 Gamers one PC. What i can tell you is this (i use your Question numbers): 1. Your performance loss will be pretty small, so you dont have to worry about that 2. Multi GPU should work, since unraid just patches them through. (not sure about that) 3. As far as i know you have to use a share from your aray as storage for your VMs, so if you create a share with you NVMe drives (i love those btw) they have the capacity but most likely not the speed raid 0 would provide. Maybe you can raid up two share that are only made of 1 drive however ive never worked with PCIe SSDs in unRAID... 5. as far a i know you can pass Devices, not the ports, however im not sure about that either. 6. NIC Port should work perfectly 9. as far as i know you need one sort of GPU for unraid, my first system uesed the one build into my CPU. 11. Ive seen a request for that in the feature request section of this forum, dont know more than that Thats pretty much all i know, most of it isnt even usefull
  11. Great, so the only question remaining is how to boost write (i actually mistyped that like a hundred times) performance. To me it seems like the only way is to get faster spinning drives since the actual read/write count seems to be the limiting factor. Getting a faster spinning would only boost writes to multible disks but not to a single one i assume.
  12. So for the parity to kick in the sector must be reported as bad like broken on hardware level? Not just corrupted like btrfs can tell?
  13. I do have full Backups on seperate drives, so i could just copy them onto the new disk... (however at that point i only have one copy of the files in question, which adds some extra risk. I did some reading in the wiki and found this: To me this sounds like it does actualy repair bad sectors by itself... btw: Thanks for your reply
  14. From my experience you will run into some problems. unRAID itself should run without a problem, but as garycase already pointet out transcoding will be a problem. Also: Windows 10 uses LOTS of system resources, if you are planning on using Remote Desktop (in case your not using the VM straight from the Server itself) you´ll be lucky to get under 1 sec response time... 4 GB of RAM will just barely be enough to run a webbrowser in win 10
  15. Thanks for your answer! Is it possible to recreate single Files from the parity (like a Jpeg that has been reported corrupted)? Otherwise i dont realy see the point in having a parity device... This basicly only leaves my last question: Will a faster CPU provide higher rightspeed?