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  1. I'll look into that. Thank you for the suggestion.
  2. Amazon FireTV cube over WiFi since the wired connection is slower than WiFi. We use the native Plex app and everything direct plays.
  3. My apologies. It will be used as simple file storage and serving files to a bare metal Plex server. There is a small chance to run some Linux VMs on it train for work related tasks but that would be down the road sometime. I'm currently using Sonarr, Radarr, Nextcloud, Sabnzbd and Unmanic (this is the one that prompted my too consider upgrading). When things are running on the server and the wife tries to stream, it causes issues with Plex saying the read speeds are too slow to get a quality stream and then it starts buffering really bad.
  4. I'm in the process of updating my Unraid server and looking at one of the options below. My current setup is an X9SCM w/ E3-1280v2 and 32GBs of RAM. Option 1 CPU: Intel E-2176G (6 cores, 12 threads) Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCZ-f Option 2 CPU: 2x Intel E5-2620v3 (12 cores, 24 threads) Motherboard: Supermicro X10DAi Option 3 CPU: 2x Intel E5-2696v3 (36 cores, 72 threads) Motherboard: Supermicro X10DAi They will all use one LSI 9211 card and at least two Oracle F80's. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  5. What CPUs are people using and what is the average time it is taking you to convert files?
  6. Well I thought I figured it out but I don't have any of the options in the first post. I must be doing something wrong.
  7. What PSU would you guys recommend for 24 non-green drives (7200rpm)?
  8. Raj, What case would you recommend for the 10-15 Drive Prototypes you have listed on your blog? The case currently listed is out of stock/discontinued. Also do you only provide builds with AMD motherboard/CPUs or will you do an Intel build as well? Sincerely, Geran B.
  9. Is there one drive you would recommend over another? I've never looked at the reliability of the 3TB drives yet.
  10. FYI - the Norco SS-400 only needs one molex connection. The 2nd one is in case you have a redundant power supply. Sent from my Touchpad using Tapatalk 2 Thanks mate! I didn't know that...I just saw it said two connections and didn't realize one was redundant.
  11. I checked and everything works out except the RAM they recommend isn't anywhere to be found. That's a good point that I didn't think about. I wasn't big on the 5 to 3 from Norco but your reasoning makes since. I just checked the Norco 4 to 3 cage and it only requires two molex connections so I'll probably switch it to that. I definitely won't be going over twelve drives as I am already thinking that might be too many for me lol
  12. Hi all, I've been reading Rajahal's builds for some time and it seems that I am ready to pull the trigger on building my on unRaid box. I've looked over all the builds and my requirements and feel that a 12 drive machine (with 2TB drives) will suffice me for awhile. I will be streaming all my media to a Raspberry Pi HTPC BTW My requirements are as follows: Live TV: Serve as a DVR with TV tuners added (either using Tvheadend TV or saving shows from HDHomeRun Prime) Transcoding: Transcode media to portable devices Meta data: Automatically scrape movie, music and tv-series meta data Storage: Store and backup media files with RAID capability Streaming: Stream media to HTPC and other devices using SMB Reliability: Provide peace of mind with minimal amount of maintenance Energy efficiency: Consume as little power as possible Applications I want to use: Sickbeard, SABnzbd, CouchPotato, Plex Media Server My current build is listed below and was wondering if I should change anything... Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Geran