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  1. Team Drive as in Google Team Drive (now renamed as Shared Drive)? If so, you don't need VM. There's a rclone plugin that install rclone at boot. It's a popular option to combine Gdrive and Unraid.
  2. Not an AMD expert but I haven't heard of the 1050T, only 1055T. If it were the 1055T you were talking about then the Ryzen 5 1600 is more than powerful enough. In terms of motherboard, I recommend getting a Gigabyte board because it allows you to pick which PCIe slot as the primary display aka Initial Display Output i.e. what Unraid boots with. If you need an additional GPU (super low-end one will do) for Unraid to boot with so having that option helps save you from wasting the fast 1st PCIe slot. While it's possible to pass through an only / primary GPU, having a 2nd GPU just makes life much easier so getting a Gigabyte mobo will leave that option open for you. 16GB RAM is a decent amount, half for the Sims VM and half for Unraid. Tutorials, just search SpaceInvader One on Youtube.
  3. Please attach image files directly to the post. While you are at it, Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file.
  4. When changing BIOS and machine type, ALWAYS start a new template.
  5. Are you 100% sure you got the right vbios from Techpowerup? It's pretty common on here for people reporting problem passing through GPU due to wrong vbios.
  6. Perhaps try creating a brand new USB stick from scratch and see if it boots.
  7. No idea due to lack of details. Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file What steps did you follow? Did you dump your own vbios? Did you download it from Techpowerup? What is your hardware, particularly motherboard? What's your mobo BIOS version?
  8. There isn't because Plex will never update the guideline to make sure it doesn't get inundated with "why is it not working" queries. Even just considering H264, the massive variation in possible bit-rate alone would make even their 2000 passmark guideline not entirely safe. Based on my own testing (albeit anecdotal), Intel CPU from around 2015 and AMD CPU from Ryzen can handle 1 "typical" H264 1080p stream with just about 1000 passmark, H265 1080p with about 1800-2000. By typical I mean the stuff that I have, which I assume to be typical because I'm just a regular bloke.
  9. There isn't a control in UD to spin down devices on demand. Doing it through USB is also a hit-and-miss. However, most external HDD controllers will spin down on its own after a while without any user intervention. If yours isn't spinning down, it's likely that something is still accessing the drive.
  10. I have read that post and didn't like the shouty Trumpy attitude and its rubbish condescending product-placement TL;DR. The correct TL;DR is: "Only transcode if your server is capable; otherwise, get a client that supports direct play.". And no, those rules aren't rules, as to what "rules" are typically understood to be (unless you define rules as "rules are meant to be broken" sorta definition).
  11. I'm not "most" then. LOL. I have been transcoding 4k for quite some time now, without GPU / iGPU acceleration.
  12. Try creating a new template with same settings, except for: Pick Q35-4.2 machine type Point your vdisk path to /mnt/cache instead of /mnt/user Also, while your VM is hanging (wait maybe 5 minutes just to be sure anything that can be logged has been logged) Go to Tools -> Diagnostics -> attach zip file Take a screenshot of your Dashboard (make sure it shows your CPU load) Where is your video file stored? On the array? If so, I would suggest copying it down to your vdisk and try again to eliminate network-related issue.
  13. If your drive doesn't work with MakeMKV / Ripper docker (assuming settings were done correctly) then it's a more fundamental problem than whether it can be passed through or not. No amount of support will help if Linux (kernel) doesn't like the drive (or combination of drive + controller). It's unlikely to be Unraid specific (e.g. given the fact that my optical drive works seamlessly with MakeMKV / Ripper with zero effort). You might want to try booting into a Linux distro to see if it detects and works with your optical drive to begin with.
  14. Posting some screenshots may help with diagnosing your problem. While you are at it, run a disk check on your USB stick. A corrupted USB stick has been known to cause weird problems. Also, do you have your server exposed to the Internet? We need to eliminate the possibility that you got hacked and had your root password changed.
  15. I suspect you will never get a straight answer because everything is highly "it depends" e.g. bitrate, HDR vs SDR, H264 vs H265, etc. Considering you seem to have the parts, just get an Unraid trial license and try it out. The guideline is archaic and is overly conservative with modern CPU's (after hardware acceleration was implemented) and very certainly not applicable to Intel Quick Sync.