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  1. Good day everyone, I am currently looking to purchase a UPS for potential unraid server, in my country I can get the BR1500G APC UPS from the "backup" line in apc, which supports AVR, however it is not a True SineWave model. The smart line from APC which is more expensive has the true sine wave but these are difficult to find. Please guide me, do i need a smart model or will the "back up" line BR1500G work just fine? Thank you in advance for responding. Regards, Shane. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Good day, Disclaimer, I'm also new to unraid so take what I tell you with a grain of salt, having recently done some research for a mother board myself for unraid id like to share what little I know. Seeing that your considering ryzen 3600, I'd go with a mother board that had onboard VGA, as unraid needs a primary gpu to boot, if you don't you'll end up using one of your precious pcie x16 slot for a lame gpu just to get it to boot, which is not cool. My recommendation is Asrock X470D4U. Also has IPMI for remote management, no extra license to purchase to get full access to your mobo, (unlike supermicro). Availability of these boards are an issue but they are in and out if stock quickly. Hope this helps, Regards, Shane. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for your feedback Double_J_038, truly appreciated. I feel better now, if anyone else has any contributions i welcome the comments.
  4. Good day everyone, I am glad to be apart of the community. I am still building my system, awaiting parts. i was considering buying a second 1TB Samsung SSD to use as a mirrored cache in BTRFS for my server. I recall sometime back where was a thread i found on the forums with numerous people having performance issues with Samsung SSD and that configuration. My question is, has this been dealt with by the unraid team? what was the fix if there was a work around? should i go ahead and buy another 1tb SSD? Or just stick to the basics and use XFS and one ssd? Also I tend to download alot of movies and videos (FTP), should the downloads be sent to the cache drive and have my VMs use an unassigned drive ssd, to reduce any performance issues? Please guide me. what the best configuration for cache at the moment? Thank you in advance to anyone who responds. Hardware in Transit: CPU: E5-2690v3 Mobu: Supermicro X10srl-f 32gigs of RAM 1TB Samsung SSD best regards, Shane.
  5. PS I found a request like this online, I just modified what were my own requirements. I am currently in the process of choosing parts for my first Unraid build and was hoping to get some advice on the processor. I recently got a great deal on a used motherboard Supermicro X10srl-f **NAS Uses:** * **Primary purpose:** Backup for critical files, Media Server, Dockers, Plex Server (Up to 2 1080p/sometimes one 4k stream transcoding)(plan to buy a GTX1060 eventually), Home Security DVR for cameras 2-4 1080p, Personal Cloud music player (spotify alternative),) Media Finder/Downloader/Metadata/Organize (Sonarr, Radarr, Linarr, uTorrent, Sabnzbd, Plexply etc..), * **Secondary purpose:** Virtual Machines (Maybe 1 or 2 max at once - web browsing & email), Gaming (I would like the ability to run steam), Remote Access, **Front End Clients:** *Fire TV * Fire Stick * Nvidia Shield * HTPC * Tablets So I've narrowed my CPU choices down to the below: Requirements (High Base Frequency and moderate core count) please advise me if low frequency higher core count cpus are better suited. * **Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50GHz** Core: 6 12T- (Passmark: 13631) - price is decent for used processors, will this be able to handle everything I listed above? If not what will I not be able to do or be able to do lol? **Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @3.2ghz** Core:8 - (Passmark:16011), a bit pricy when compared to ryzen offerings. If I can keep it close to the pricing of e5-1650v3 it would be preferred. * **Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz** Core: 4 - (Passmark: 9747) - price is very affordable! I plan to run with this for the while for basic Nas and plex duties, 2 DVR home security cameras and wait for prices of more powerful processors to fall and upgrade later on to do more advanced stuff listed above (though I'd rather have the ability to do it now!) Do you guys think I can get away with the 1650? Or should I consider the lower clocked processors with more core like the e5-2640v3 (8 core 16T) 13864 passmark @2.6Ghz, or e5-2680v3 (12core,24T) 18000 passmark @2.5Ghz? Will the lower frequency put me at a disadvantage for gaming, vms, plex and DVR home security cameras and everything else? Thank you in advance to anyone who responds to my request.[emoji120] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Praises to [emoji120] testdasi, for giving technical/relationship advice simultaneously!lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thanks for the feedback much appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I have a couple used ssd’s, out of curiosity, can I build an array with parity with it?, don’t have an unraid system built yet, still learning as much as I could about it, don’t need any mass storage, just fast access to files. What are the pros and cons aside from the cost (obviously). Do mechanical drives last longer with parity? Or ssd are still superior in this case? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. HellDiverUK I have a question about your ram sir, what is the speed and brand of ECC unbuffered UDIMM sticks you used sir?
  10. Thanks so much for your time and wisdom guys! cheers!
  11. Greetings all, Thanks in advance for any and all guidance. I am new to unraid, i'm just a tinker-er that fell in love with the unraid. My proposed build from old parts: Processor: AMD FX8350 Motherboard: M5A97 R2.0 Crucial 16gig (2x8gig) Unbuffered ECC My problem is that my motherboard does not have on board video, can i simply install a GPU and install unraid that way? is it that easy? or is there a can of worms waiting to happen that i am not aware of, please guide me. PS i don't have an old gpu so i'll have to buy a cheap one hence why i'm asking. Best Regards, Shane.