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    unRAID: 6.6.6 Pro | CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x | MB: Asus Prime X399-A | Memory: 128GB DDR4 | 48TB | 2TB Cache
    Case: Norco RPC-4116 w/ 6x 2.5" hotswap in 5.25 tray | GPU: RX560 | Network: 1GbE x2 Balance-RR
    Donation: https://cash.me/$fmp4m

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  1. fmp4m

    HP 331FLR - Quad Nic for VM?

    If your intent is to pass all ports to the same docker/vm you will be fine. If you want to separate the ports that card is not so nice. Overall throughput will not be 1gb per port and will Max around 700mb to 750mb per port. If that is acceptable then you will be fine. The Intel cards are worth the price difference.
  2. I will chime in and say i have the threadripper first gen and love it. I can't seem to throw too much at it. I'm about to install it in a 42 bay case to try lol. Currently have 22 drives and 19 Dockers with 6 VMs running 24/7 and rarely see more than 20to30% utilization of cpu with 3 of the VMs as Windows server. One of the Dockers as a 4k Plex with at time 18 viewers. I do have 128gb ram though. So I'm biased.
  3. Cables and 2x 8i cards came in. Now waiting on expanders. I hope I wired the two bottom bays correctly, I used sff8643 to sata break outs and put p1 and p2 of what will be expander 1 on the left, and p1 p2 of what will be expander 2 on the right. That will make 2 ports per parity sas trays and then 5x4 rows of hdds per expander. 21 drives per expander. 22 of 24 ports used per expander and two uplinks to the 8i card each. So many wires to cable manage.
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    PSU recommendation

    It seems as if one of your rails is losing integrity. Go with a gold or platinum 750, youre at the right wattage.
  5. I have hit a small wall with the bottom two hot-swap bays. The mfg says "Two bottom drive bays can be dedicated for OS Redundancy" which I initially took as "independent sas/sata drives"..... Turns out they are, but with 2 Sata Ports per Bay. 1 Blue 1 Black. I have never seen this before, I have reached out to istarusa and they have ZERO documentation on them and the tech sheet is useless. Anyone have any experience with them? Google is showing nothing about this specific backplane. Some other searches suggest its "dual port means that the hdd/ssd has additional pins. These pins are connected to a second port which can be connected to another hba/raid controller for high avalibility." So seeming I would only need to use the one port, and if wanted HA/Redundancy (I dont think unraid would like it) connect the second to a different controller than the first. I was able to snap some pics:
  6. Thank you Johnnie yet again. Do you have a donate link?
  7. Alright I have ordered 2x9300-8i's and 2xRES2CV360. This should equal the bandwidth and be my best overall. I really appreciate the follow up and answers to questions you have provided. The PSU came in and is installed, now waiting the cards and expanders to begin moving to the new case. I have not really worked with SAS to SAS before and the connectors on the backplanes does not look familiar to me. With the 9300-8i's and expanders and the backplanes pictured above, what cables will I need? I could wait until the cards come in, but want to get started on moving it when they do with minimal downtime.
  8. fmp4m

    6.7.0-rc1-3 GUI Boot Bug

    Neither sir. Font set to normal and its not just the browser. Keep in mind this is the Native GUI boot mode. Inside the Built In GUI. Pictures for comparison and even MC opened by terminal and the shortcut.
  9. fmp4m

    6.7.0-rc1-3 GUI Boot Bug

    In all of the rcs for 6.7.0 the font for the window titles, clock, task bar, and midnight commander are all about 2 to 3 pixels and unreadable. I have to open terminal and type MC to use midnight commander. All web pages appear fine. It's the system theme fonts that seems to be wrong.
  10. Thank you. Is the 9340-8i the same or better? I found a couple those cheaper.
  11. That makes sense however, wouldnt the expander card be sharing the bandwidth of the 8 sas ports into the 28ports? If thats the case, I would imagine to get equal bandwidth across the case, I would be better with 2x8i with both being connected to expander cards. Unless there is some sort of trickery I am not aware of that would allow the drives to all talk at the same speeds otherwise? You know way more than I do, so I am looking for advice, This will be a long term build so I have the budget for it, just want to make sure I get the right stuff so I can upgrade from 4tb to 8-10tb later each bay. Having the Threadripper keeps it in my line of use life for quite a while, so I want the same with the 40 sas connected bays. Since the SAS3 cards will provide more bandwidth and work with the case, I am sourcing those now (posted in WTB here first). Just wanna make sure I am grabbing the right quantities for best overall design.
  12. Before I go to another source, I am looking for immediate purchase of the following: 9300-8i or 16i RES3TV360 May consider 2 of each depending on price. I am in US/TX and need them ASAP. PM me what you have a price as I do not get notifications otherwise.
  13. Ok, so in addition to my 9201-16i I need another 9201-16i and a RES2CV360? How does one connect all of this?
  14. Right now I have "LSI SAS 9201-16i". The new case only has "SAS I/II & SATA I/II/III" according to specs. So with that, do you still recommend the SAS3? If so, Would it be best to go with 2 of those and the expander? Either solution, how exactly does one properly use those expanders, I have never had one?
  15. Awesome, Thanks for all the help. Now I am good to begin moving to the new chassis. Will continue that convo there.