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  1. I have not shucked an 18TB drive, but I have shucked several 10 and 12TB Elements and MyBook drives. In all cases, they were SATA drives. Once installed they identify as Wester Digital Ultrastar He10/12 drives. I did have to tape off the 3rd pin to make them work with SATA power connectors but that was pretty easy.
  2. For a few weeks now, my server has been locking up every weekend. At first I didn't notice the regularity, but this week I noticed the uptime was 6 days and 20 hours when I was dealing with it. Considering I woke up around 3:30 AM and started messing with it, the uptime would have been right at 7 days if I had waited until morning to take care of it, like usual. The lockup first becomes apparent because the network shares become unavailable to file explorer and any other applications using the shares. While the shares are unavailable, the webGUI is still partially working. The
  3. Thanks, you've confirmed my thoughts. I knew I could turn on the PSU with a jumper, I just didn't know if there was a reason I shouldn't.
  4. Seems like your response is closest to what I want to achieve. If nothing is connected to the MB, then you are controlling the PSU directly. Not clear whether your remote switch is connected to the incoming power or the PSU output. Please clarify how you are turning the PSU on and keeping it on. Did you install a permanent jumper on the 24-pin connector and now you are switching the power from the wall? Or, is your electronic switch connected to the 24-pin connector? Either way would confirm my thought that using a jumper to activate the PSU, whether the
  5. Thanks for the input, both of you. Not keen on the idea of splicing into my PSU cables. I'd need a pair of 24-pin extensions so I could splice into them without permanent damage to my PSU cables. Plus, I would need some sort of connectors at the back of the machine for easy disconnection when I need to move them. Cheaper than the supermicro widget, but still probably $15-20 in parts. Both of these solutions would require additional cabling between the two enclosures. I'm not aware of any off the shelf cables that would work for either option so I would have to rig so
  6. Looking for a little room to grow. Planning on using one of the currently available mini-ITX enclosures with 8 hot swap bays to house the drives and connecting to an external SAS HBA in the main system with a pass-thru in the back of the case. I know that on a dollar per bay basis I would be better with a used server chassis, but I don't need that much expansion and I don't have anyplace to mount a server chassis. My question is how to power the external chassis since I won't have a motherboard. Do I really need something like the SuperMicro JBPWR2 Power Board or can I simply tu
  7. I have had no issues using the Aquantia AQtion 10G Pro NIC in my unraid machine. The card is multi-gig so it supports 1, 2.5, 5, and 10G depending on the connection at the other end and the length and quality of the cable. In my case it sits right next to my main switch with a CAT 7 patch cord connection, but is limited to 5G because it is connected to a 5G port on my switch. Still, with spinning hard drives this is more than enough speed.
  8. A couple of weeks ago, completely out of the blue I saw I had errors on two storage drives plus one of my two parity drives was offline. The first sign something was weird was that both storage drives had the exact same number of errors. This would be a huge coincidence if it was physical drive failures. It turned out that all three drives were connected to the same breakout cable (the 4th was unused) on my LSI 9207-8i HBA. Thinking it might be a bad cable, I swapped out the cable and rebooted. I rebuilt the 2nd parity drive and everything has been fine for the past two weeks.
  9. Best Buy is currently offering $90 off on the 10TB Easystore, making it $159.99. This is $30 less than the 8TB at $199.99. They also have $100 off on the 14TB model, making it $209.99. If you can go big, $15/TB is not too shabby. No deal on the 12TB so it is $249.99.
  10. Thanks to all. The file system status check with the -L switch seems to have done the trick.
  11. Unfortunately I tried both, but with no positive results. First I tried xfs_repair from the terminal window, which seemed to return an error and stop. I can't figure how to copy text from the terminal window so I've done my best to repeat the results below. xfs_repair result Phase 1 - find and verify superblock... - block cashe size set to 323016 entries Phase 2 - using internal log - zero log... zero_log: head block 116006 tail block 116002 ERROR: The filesystem has valuable metadata changes in the log which needs to be
  12. DITTO, the same thing happened to me. The common problems plugin notified me of an issue. The error was "Unable to communicate with GitHub.com" but I have also determined that my Plex server (running as a docker) is not available outside of my network. Fortunately I have no problem seeing the server or my unraid shares on my local network. I checked the network settings and discovered that the motherboard ethernet port, which has been disabled for many months in favor of a mellanox 10Gb network card. I set interface back to PORT DOWN and rebooted. Unfortunately af
  13. Got home from work today, and happened to see that a new unraid version was available so I decided to upgrade. I backed up the flash drive, and then I ran the upgrade assistant tool, which advised me to upgrade a couple of plugins, which I did. Plugins sorted I started the upgrade, which completed just fine and told me to reboot. Upon rebooting Disk 4 is now showing as "Unmountable: No file system". Prior to the upgrade I didn't notice any issues or warnings. About 3 weeks ago the server did shut down abnormally when a power outage exceeded my UPS standby time, but it had been running fin
  14. Thanks, that seems to have fixed the problem. The process is now going 80-90 MB/s, and should be done in a day and a half. 5 minutes in and it has already done more than 5 hours yesterday. I replaced the two cables, and of course gave all the rest a push to make sure they were seated. Like I said I am still learning. I'm guessing that ATA# refers to the actual interface, but 3 and 6 didn't correspond to the port numbers those drives were connected to on the motherboard, even if I start counting at 0. For example, the drives were connected to SATA_1 and SATA_4. Could you pleas