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  1. or maybe its just better to go with the whatever lsi card i have thats 8i 2 port for 8 hard drives and use 8 onboard sata ports and use this expander as is i wanted to get a newer lsi card due to i expanding was gonna give my sister this old one i have and i liked how lsi cards the cables all come out nicly in 1 cable then spread out at the end not so cramped in the case i have if u use the sata ports off the board
  2. ah ok i just looked frig 2000 dollars thise norco at 400 was alot for me.. as i just upgrading from my antec df-85 gaming case as my server .. whats special about the supermicro over the norco? i did like the 45drives ones but they are 1000 just for the case part nothing in it.. always something so much to learn i guess
  3. so from reading the article and re reading what you wrote.. and what i thought it ment was so i thought 0kB orginally ment each folder can go down to 0 diskspace left so when reading the article about minum space.. that basiclly for not really the "share" but the share on each disk.. so if unraid is moving the file from unassaigned drive to Disk1 and if your file is 8gb but you only have 2gb free it will will write it to another disk that has a minum share set but . ah now i confused the article talks about a Disk.. but your not Setting a mi
  4. just trying to figure best route to future proof for the next 5-10 yrs as i didnt wanna buy another card till then perferably
  5. oh ok so i guess a 12gb be better it least max out the drives then anyways some of this stuff just confuses me i just like to shove it in plug it in and i good to go and max speed lol
  6. @JorgeB so i looked up the card i have it doesnt say its LSI SAS3 with databolt i dunno its this card tis a 6GB card thats all i understand from the page and from the page it doesnt have the brand "unbranded" as this card is not a LSI ,Dell,Supermicro,etc it has no info really on Amazon or Ebay maybe you know this card so i still not sure what way do i go?? as what i think you said earlier 8 hard drives and less go with 6GB HBA card 8+ hard drives go with 12GB HBA c
  7. well i guess from that reply setting minum to 100TB then then i have no issue period of copying nothing or set it to 200TB and then i wont have issue from years to come as i wont ever reach it
  8. i have no idea.. i not home so ill get back to you when i get home and i find the info on the card.. i only bought an expander and that was it didnt know i needed to know certain things last year
  9. @JorgeB not 100% sure i looked if i got that card and used with whatever Sata3/Sas expander card i have or this card https://www.ebay
  10. @JorgeB ah ok so the 0KB is wrong would i set the minum free space to 100TB this way you never have a problem and if you were to select the entire array and move it it wont have a problem? and is there another program just as good like krusader.. im used to Krusdaer as i used to use in 90s early 200s PC -Anywhere so it was the same setup
  11. @JorgeB i dont use a cache at the moment for copying all my shares look like in the pic.. i use the downloads folder to dump my sisters backups but when in Krusader i cant move entire 2TB of data off her drive... lot of times i cant even move 100GB i gotta break it up into 50GB so in krusaderr it kicks me back saying i dont have enough diskspace either its on the array or on the external hd .. but i mjust moving off the external hard drive so disk space shouldnt matter.. but in Windows if i load up the 2 shares i can easily move the entire hard drive over.. but i
  12. @JorgeB had another questiion so i saw this card are they no good for having more then 8 hard drives? with the expander card as i looked up the 9300 9400 they jump up 150 dollars 250 dollars or do you need that to handle the hard drives.. or would you need to buy 2 of those 9240 cards to handle more drives just seeing which way to go as i have this case coming
  13. @codefaux i wouldnt even know where to start or break it down i just had so many questions/issues and things i seen towards caching and speeding up my transfers, to the multiple caches and the issues i all had.. i know i wrote a novel.. should been called the issues i having and how do you break it all down to fix it to proper.. i have had unraid now a 2018 2019 and i sitll new i stopped using linux 20 yrs ago i got fed up with Redhat in college trying to mount a damn CDrom every frigin time in the gui desktop i had enough and stuck with windows lol @JorgeB
  14. @JorgeB oh ok so i wanna go with 9300-8i, 9400-8 those right i currently have 7 Data 1 Parity and 1 nvme caceh drive i just bought a norco 20 Hotswap case.. im running a Asus X570 Gaming Tuf board.. which has Pcie4 so im better off to get the 9300-8i, 9400-8 as they are PCIE3 to get the most out of my computer right? and i have a SAS Expander card i bought last year
  15. ah ok good ole google i thoguht on the card i was looking for it.. my bad i figured u knew from looking at the card or if a Certain number means Mega raids like a chart now only to figure out which is the better card of these LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008/3408 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, 9400-8 next time ill ask the unraid forum before purchasing a card lol learning something new everyday
  16. @JorgeB so i tried looking on card and the website.. how do you know its a MegaRaid? i didnt find that name does a 9260 mean megaraid as i read another article they sated any card 92xx be good for unraid so i got lost so these be the cards i looking for then LSI with a SAS2008/2308/3008/3408 chipset in IT mode, e.g., 9201-8i, 9211-8i, 9207-8i, 9300-8i, 9400-8 do you know whats so special between them
  17. oh ok so was a mistake then so megaraids means you cant reflash it then or least a different brand i remember doing 1 card few years ago but i dont remember what card i used, to flash from raid so stay away from megaraid name then.. i thought cuz it was a LSI and was 8i thats all i needed lol the card cant even detect 1 SSD plugged into it either but ill check the link thanks
  18. hi i picked up a Array Card for LSI 9260-8i /for IBM M5015 46M0851 off amazon and the card came partially broken so i ordered a 2nd one but i tried googling but is this card not able to goto JBOD? or no and what card do i need if these cards are no good is the card and if a card online is better or if there is a several let me know
  19. hi i looking to buy the RPC-4020 by norco.. but i noticed its an old case.. and wanted to know if the back planes can they be replaced or bought is the company gone? i emailed them no replies and there website isnt working really glitching server errors etc
  20. @codefaux sorry the delay some reason i didnt get the notifications till now i logged into unraid.. and its going to be a long reply bear with me so thats alot of info and i have to re read it i disleixic and need to re read things multiple times sometimes to understand now i had questions to answer the one i remember off hand ya i use a Parity drive i tried replacing my drives one at a time from 2TB and 2.5TB drives to 12.. my Parity is a 14TB drive and sitll have 2 2TB drives left so i have like 52TB array nothing big and ya i couldnt ge
  21. ah ok and now my computer store doesnt show you can buy SATA drives now they replacing SATA with SAS drives so now i gotta upgrade mystuff.. are we leaving SATA for SAS now.. so small commonly used files that means files less then 256 or 512mb then right.. so like a i dunno some windows file it changes thats small.. so even me copying pictures or documents moving files around on the array.. the cache does nothing for it either.. becaue they are bigger then 512mb or if you were to access music it have to be the same music song right other then that it ha
  22. oh ok so the cache is only for striping data so then it doesnt matter.. here i thought 512mb was always better for unraid thats how i was thinking that it would copy files faster or plex would run just that extra faster.. so cache then is only good for raid then ... as i was going with Gold and Ultrastar over RED Nas drives as i wanted reliablity and performance.. but really no performance then between caches only if i did a Raid 0 or other raid then
  23. so my hard drives are WD gold or ultrastar with a 512mb cache.. but they harder to come by now if i go with a seagate they are only 256mb caches tehy dont have offer 512mb do you notice performance issues or does unraid compensate etc? and all my drives are 7200 rpm so i looking at Seagate 7200 rpm drives since WD/Ultrastar are harder to come by in the Gold/Ultrastar brand
  24. oh i dont even know what max devices for routers are.. i didnt think there was one.. but or me i have wanted home automation stuff over 20 yrs i finally got wifi ones this year.. and i only had a handful of cells or laptop. i a believer in using cable.. as wifi still easilly disconnects etc.. dont get me wrong they are better then the past.. but they still not stable 100% so i usualyl run a cable to a computer or a tv opposed to wifi.. so never maxed out a router ya i looked at a tplink or Asus wifi 6 dont have anything that uses 6ghz majority of my stuff is 2.4.. but