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  1. So the 1 1/4" screws were a little long? Would a 1" screw been too short? I'm getting ready to head to my local Home Depot (Lowes is some distance from me) and see what they have.
  2. I just purchased the same case and drive bays. I also purchased three of the Noctua 80mm fans, but I found that the drive cage fans have a proprietary connector that can either be spliced together or connect the fans to a hub and then connect the hub to the MB. With the Noctua fans, you have to remove the cover and mount them using longer screws. This is what I'm going to use (I'm not very good at splicing wires together ?). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008YD7B0M/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
  3. Thank you trurl. Some very good information.
  4. Thank you, that was a good write-up. Will definitely use that feature when I'm ready to copy over all my movies and shows.
  5. Thanks DZMM, that was going to be my next question. I think that would be the best way of moving all of my data (Movies, TV Shows) without being worried about the cache drive. One last little question , the Turbo Write, is that a feature of unRaid? If it is, where do I enable that? Currently running 6.5.0.
  6. Thanks for the quick response. Do you happen to know the name of the new cache plugin? That sounds like what I need.
  7. Thanks everyone. Well I picked up my case yesterday and will be ordering the Motherboard, CPU's, Memory this week hopefully getting everything delivered before the week-end. Over the week-end, I took a spare computer and put in a couple of drives so that I can look through unRaid (only seen videos of unRaid), and I have to say I'm impressed. I created a user share and copied over a large 20GB file and it copied over pretty quick (about 102MB/s). This morning I remembered that I didn't add a parity drive (just playing around, didn't care if I lost anything) and am wondering how much slower will my file transfers be when I finish the new machine and have a single or maybe a dual parity drive(s)?
  8. Hello, I'm am just getting started using unRaid and have some questions about the Cache drive. I was reading through the Wiki pages when I came across this last paragraph, which kind of spooked me: ' Amount of data The final consideration in choosing a cache drive is to think about the amount of data you expect to pass through it. If you write ~10 GBs per day, then any drive 10 GB or larger will do (a 30 GB SSD may be a good fit in this case). If you write 100 GB in one day every few weeks, then you will want a cache drive that is larger than 100 GB. If you attempt a data transfer that is larger than the size of your cache drive, the transfer will fail. I know this is a little outdated, but my concern it that I will be going from a video server that runs and stores my Plex media (1 to 1 BluRay rips) to a new tower running unRaid. My library is running a little over 5TB in size and my concern is that if I try to copy all of that over and it's larger than the cache drive, will the copy fail and possibly lose what I'm copying over or will it just copy to the data pool and by-pass the cache drive? Thanks for any help. I'm sure I'll have plenty more questions.
  9. Well the build has started. Picked up the same case from a local online store (Newegg) and was able to pick it up for under $300. I also picked up the same drive cages and I'm looking for some Nocuta fans. I didn't see them in your PCPartPicker list, so I'm not sure if these will work since they are PWM fans. https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A8-PWM-Premium-Computer/dp/B00NEMG62M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524358323&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+80mm&dpID=51Zwr7xb2CL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch. I hope you don't mind if I ask some questions throughout the build, haven't build anything this big and not experience with unRaid at all. Thanks.
  10. Hello, I haven’t seen any updates on this thread (I know it’s a little old), but was wondering how this system was running? I’m just getting started on building an Unraid server inside this same case and was wondering if any issues have come up? I have to say that this build is fantastic.