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  1. https://www.newegg.com/red-wd100efax-10tb/p/N82E16822231546 + $40 off w/ promo code 93XPK57, limited offer Normally $269, comes out to $230 after promo code Limit 2 per customer/account If you don't mind shucking external drives, and don't care about the slightly slower speed, this one is an even better deal: https://www.newegg.com/black-wd-elements-10tb/p/N82E16822234350 10 TB for $190 The best deal that I'm finding today (in terms of price per GB) is the 8 TB version of that external drive: https://www.newegg.com/black-wd-el
  2. Edit: Follow the below with caution, I've asked Spaceinvader One to review this to make sure it is correct. I'll update this if he does. Grateful for this thread, as I had the same issue. After watching the Spaceinvader One video linked above, it seemed like switching to the official Plex container was the best and easiest option (that part of the video starts at 13:19, and you don't need to watch the rest). Here's the tricky part for me, which caused much frustration, so I'll spell it out and hope that it helps someone else. On Spaceinvader One's server, he has all of
  3. Newegg: WD Elements 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN Black $10 off promo code (requires you to sign up for newsletter): EMCFUVTV2 Similar deal, but the Seagate brand instead: B&H: Seagate 8TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive no promo code needed
  4. Looks nice! How's the noise? The poweredge servers I've worked with have all been pretty loud.
  5. beautiful work! I too am impressed with the Kindle/iPad hack. Have you found that the iPad consumes much more power? I've always wanted to use an e-Ink screen for this type of always on display because it seems like it would be incredibly efficient (and no backlight to add light pollution to a room). I've been thinking about this in relation to a smart mirror type project.
  6. The best 8 TB drive deal got even better: Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB8000100) Currently $142.49. I ordered one yesterday, it arrived today, and I just shucked it to reveal an 8 TB Seagate Barracuda Compute ST8000DM004, identical to this one selling for $210. I have one of these already as my parity drive, purchased and shucked a few months ago. Same model as above. The major downside is of course voiding the 1 year warranty by shucking the drive, so there's a gamble there. A more sagacious person would probably
  7. If you want to add a cloud backup component to a few shares on your server (the family photos and truly important stuff), here's a killer deal that makes that an easy process: https://deals.androidauthority.com/sales/zoolz-cloud-storage-lifetime-subscription-2tb expires in 4 days It is a pretty no-frills backup service, but it does support backing up network drives and external hard drives, and doesn't require them to be connected on any sort of schedule (which is a huge limitation of several other cloud backup services). Also supports end to end encryption. Their
  8. Ah, I see, the NUC is a separate box, I didn't catch that before. So the Roku doesn't support surround sound? That might be a deal breaker for me.
  9. Great, thanks for catching me up! I've used Roku before and liked them, I'm definitely happy with that option. I have a Chromecast already that works well for streaming stuff (Youtube, Netflix, etc), but I figured it wouldn't work as well for this since it is WIFI only, and I didn't want to bog down my network with server traffic. Roku uses Ethernet, so that looks like a better option, as I can contain all of my video traffic within a hardwired section of my LAN. The i3 540 in my test system has a passmark score of 2694, so it sounds like that's the one I should be working with. An
  10. Thanks very much! That gives me somewhere to start. I'll see if I can get IOMMU enabled on one of the systems.
  11. Ah, UCD, the old digs. I'm back to tinkering with servers after a long absence. If you're curious where I've been, I told my life story over in the Lounge. While I used to be very involved here, now my knowledge base is at least 5 years obsolete, so I'm hoping y'all can help point me in the right direction and save me hours of research. I've currently got 3 separate computers/servers that I'm looking to combine into one. I'm happy to scavenge parts and mix and match from each, though I don't think any of the core CPU/RAM/MOBO components are interchangeable. Here's the hardware I've
  12. Howdy everyone! It has been years since I've been actively involved in the unRAID community. My life has finally brought me back to a place where I have the time and motivation to start tinkering with servers again, so here I am. I'm glad to see some familiar folks here, and plenty of new people as well. For those of you who may remember me from the old days (circa 2010-2012), here's a brief history of where my life has taken me: I started Greenleaf Technology, a custom server building business, with Kyle (prostuff1) whom I met through these forums.
  13. Alright, everything is gone! This thread can be closed/deleted.
  14. Hey folks, so I've got a bunch of 2 TB drives, asking $60 each for them (plus shipping, USPS flat rate is $5). Happy to offer discounts if you buy a bunch of them (make me an offer, I'll probably say yes!). They are mostly Hitachi and Seagate LP, with a single WD EARS. Only 1 week left until everything that doesn't sell gets donated or sent to e-waste!