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  1. perPLEXed

    Server hangs completely at random times

    I agree that was probably it.
  2. perPLEXed

    Server hangs completely at random times

    I had random crashes and reboots on my Ryzen 1800 Desktop system Windows 10. It could be idling with nothing running or sometimes during a graphic intensive game and it would just reboot or crash. I was unable to repeat it consistently. I stress tested it for hours and sometimes it would crash and sometimes not. I started monitoring CPU temperatures and started logging it. I recorded temperatures a year ago with the system and noticed the current CPU temperatures were slightly higher idle and significantly higher during a load. So I pulled my CPU heat sink and reapplied new thermal paste. I noticed the temperatures went down slightly on idle but was much lower under load. I no longer have any random reboots or crashes now. Thermal paste degrades over time? Misaligned CPU Heat-sink? Not sure but it fixed it.
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    Rack mounted PC Case

    What you purchased seems considerably less expensive than my solution but here is my setup that may have worked. This runs in my bedroom and had to be quiet. My Unraid server is built in a Silverstone Grandia GD08. I do not have it in a rack but you can purchase rack mounts for this case. I have a full size GTX 1060 GPU with a Micro ATX M/B but it can accept ATX. Comes with 2 underside fans. I think. I have 4 x 3.5 inch, 1 x SSD, 1 x NVME. Will easily fit at least 3 more 3.5 inch drives. It has a removable caddy so you can place drives in first and then place them back in the case. The cable management is average and will be spaghetti. It also has two DVD bays which could be used for 3.5 inch drive placement as well. It runs pretty quiet with the included fans. I have a Noctua CPU cooler and an additional rear Noctua fan which keeps the server cool enough and quiet. The rack mounts look questionable whether they can hold all that weight on their ears.. I would suspect you would need back support if you put it in a rack. 144 USD as of 6/12/2018 on US Amazon. This PC case looks like a Stereo receiver so it blends well in a cabinet. Attached an overhead photo of case. The Two flat handles are seen that are used to lift caddy out of case.
  4. perPLEXed

    unRAID OS version 6.5.2 available

    Upgraded from 6.5.1 to 6.5.2. My Plex sever works fine. I did this remotely as well.... such a rebel. Thanks for the work!
  5. perPLEXed

    Plex Pass perks WD Deals 20% off.

    You're right its 20 percent.. my math is really bad. I guess. The price is still 309 for a 10 TB Red with the 20 percent off. 30 percent would have been even more. My bad but still looks like a good deal. Ed
  6. perPLEXed

    Quick thing before i hit purchase

    So how was it? Any regrets? Do you use Plex? Does it transcode 4k with ease? Thanks, Eddie
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    Plex Pass perks WD Deals 20% off.

    I am guessing there are tons of Unraid users using Plex. Some have the plexpass and access to the Plex pass perks. They still have the WD promo for 20% off. March 31st is the deadline. I checked prices on 2 x 4 TB Reds normally 269 was 54 dollars off for 216 out the door. Free Standard shipping. I checked a 10 TB Red $386 is $309 with 20 percent off. Damn wish I remembered this before getting off Amazon. Ed
  8. perPLEXed

    Unraid Newb.

    Hello all. I have been messing with Unraid for over two weeks. The forums were a valuable resource for sure. I initially installed it as a secondary boot drive on my Ryzen 1800x so I could play with the GPU pass through. I was partially successful in that. I was able to GPU pass through a Fedora VM and a Windows 7. I was going to follow through with Windows 10 and try some serious gaming but decided to try Unraid on my dedicated HTPC/plex server machine instead. So now I have it running on a I5-2500k 16 Gig. I now have a 4Tb Parity, 4Tb Data and 2Tb Data. This machine dual boots to windows when guests game on the big TV so it has to two unassigned drives. I found out that the Intel i5-2500k does not do IOMMU so no passthrough. No biggie. It will make a decent Unraid server. So I put docker apps Plex, SABnzbdVPN, Sonarr, Radarr. I think like others I found the instability bug on Ryzen , C6?. It would freeze after an hour or so. After I appended that little code I saw in these forums in to the GO script it got stable. I got first hand experience with the parity drive at work. Initially my server was 2TB parity and 2TB data. These drives are ancient. I noticed some errors on the data drive being reported by Unraid so I ordered replacements. The data drive failed before my drives arrived.. I then had to figure out how to get the 2TB parity converted to a 4Tb parity without losing the data. Then add the new 4 TB data to sync. It worked like a charm. Nothing lost. I was impressed enough to get the Plus key. A cache drive is also on its way. Thanks, Eddie