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  1. TommyJohn

    Less than 100% CPU utilization for HandBrake encoding

    My CPU will not go above 30% during encodes, I have 24 cores and no cpu pinning set for docker containers. I am not using an ultrafast preset, I am trying both x265 and x264 encodes. x264 doesnt go above 20%, x265 doesnt go above 30%, Any ideas?
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    Create + Upload Torrent file

    Anybody have any torrent creation suggestions for unraid?
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    Proper method to remove drive from Array

    Worst case I have all my data backed on other drives so I can start fresh if necessary, would just like to avoid it. I'm looking at the H200.. how would it support 12 drives like the H700? It seems to only support 8 drives, so does the SAS expander on the R510 backplane take care of the rest?
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    Proper method to remove drive from Array

    Hi Jonathan, yes I did read about raid controllers prior to ordering my server and from what I understood the issues with certain RAID controllers (not specific to the H700) were not passing along SMART info and not reporting the device size correctly. My controller is currently passing both of those without issue However I did read that if the H700 fails then my only recourse is to get another H700 in its place. If I were to swap out the H700 for say an H200, would I have to re-format and re-transfer all my data or would the new card handle everything like nothing had changed?
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    Proper method to remove drive from Array

    thanks trurl! I'll use this method and report back if I have any issues. Thanks for the tip regarding the cache drive, i thought it was only used was purely for that purpose.
  6. New user here in trial period. So far I'm pretty impressed with Unraid and think I will be moving to the licensed version. After comparing FreeNAS I think Unraid is the more flexible solution for my needs. I've sucessfully created an array with 4x3tb drives and dual parity. I have a separate SSD intended for VMs but I think I incorrectly added the SSD to the array which would not be the recommended approach? Using the unassigned drives plugin is the better method? I do not use the SSD for cache, this is purely a media server. So now I need to remove the ssd from the array, but I'm confused as to the best approach. My ssd is not mounted yet so do I have to rebuild the parity since it shouldnt be affected? I looked at the options here and am unsure of the best procedure: https://wiki.unraid.net/Shrink_array The The "Clear Drive Then Remove Drive" Method only seems to be valid if the drive is mounted, which mine is not. Any guidance you guys can provide would be helpful. Thanks