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  1. In my old retired xeon e3-1220 (maybe 1225) v2 I had 32gb In this new and current server with e5-2697 v3 I have 64gb and hoping to upgrade to 128gb
  2. Compare the cpu benchmark scores and if you need the upgrade
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    Processor Recommendations?

    To be honest I dont think you will see any benefit. The fx 9370 yes is a bit faster but also runs at a TDP of 220w which is alot for slightly better performance. If I was you I would outlay new cpu ram and motherboard in one hit. If you dont see a need for the current cpus try and sell them on ebay to help fund your upgrade
  4. hi do you know if all of the 16 sata ports on the board will work with unRAID without any need to flash to IT mode ?
  5. Oh ok so can I expand the size of the parity drive before I do the conversion so I have a larger drive to attach to the array ?
  6. Ok guys this will be my situation as the screenshot follows And I will be adding another 2TB and then wanting to convert the rest of the driver to XFS including the parity so I can use dual parity further down the line Can anyone be of any help
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    LSI SAS9207-8i for $99

    Yep on Australia newegg they are $333 AUD.
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    SATA Controller Cards

    That's my number one concern. I am comfortable with everything computer wise, except for flashing firmware.
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    SATA Controller Cards

    do you mean something more like this for a server pull the h310 ? https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-H310-6Gbps-SAS-HBA-w-LSI-9211-8i-P20-IT-Mode-for-ZFS-FreeNAS-unRAID/162834659601?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D2391166237074601b1eb327c18036fea%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D162834659601&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A308a8c79-f185-11e7-b46c-74dbd180fd32%7Cparentrq%3Ac2a3c35d1600abd997c11923ffe90c99%7Ciid%3A1
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    SATA Controller Cards

    Ok thnx for that I am future prepping for my next major upgrade
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    SATA Controller Cards

    WIll this card work out of the box for unRAID and work in supermicro motherboards easily https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LSI-9211-8i-LSI00194-8port-6Gb-s-PCI-Express-2-0-SATA-SAS-RAID-Controller-Card/292329341360?hash=item44102fc1b0:g:2GIAAOSweZJaCbQS
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    Recommended SATA card for 24+ Drives

    Sorry to thread hijack but what 8 port cards will work friendly in Supermicro motherboards and be friendly with 6 or 8 tb drives
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    Upgrading unRaid-5 to unRaid-6

    I am currently running 5.0.5 should this method work for me ?
  14. Where abouts did you find the HP cards ? And by out of the box do you mean they will work without flashing
  15. Hey there is their any people who are willing to sell preflashed cards ? As I am not to confident in doing it ?
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    My new server

    So here is a little inside shot of my new server I have got the drives still inside of my old case and I measured from the edge of the motherboard to the front of the optical bays is about 21cm ish maybe 22cm. Now to add to my shopping list is: 1 or 2, 5 in 3 bays hba adaptor extension cables for 24pin and 8pin cables
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    My new server

    Ok guys so this morning old faithful decided not to boot properly, I tried different video cards, ram, etc and still no luck. It was an old e6600 cpu, 2gb ram and abit motherboard setup and I have had it running for 4 years nearly and the motherboard was a bit flakely towards the end and I was planning to upgrade after xmas anyway. So now what I have got I listed below is what I am hoping to keep Case - Antec 300 Power supply - Corsair CX-600W HDD Parity - 2TB Segate HDD Storage - 1x 1TB Hitachi, 1x 1TB Seagate, 1x 750GB Seagate, 1x 500GB Western digital and 1x 2TB Seagate NAS drive Flash Drive - ASTONE 512MB USB 2.0 and I am intending to buy the following Motherboard - ASRock C226-WS $283AUD CPU - Xeon E3-1246 v3 $388.11AUD RAM - Kingston KVR13E9/8I Unbuffered ECC (and is on the motherboard Memory QVL) $139AUD x 2 Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper T4 - $35AUD Now that makes the total to $984.11AUD + postage Will KVR16E11/8I the newer modules of the above RAM still work fine in the motherboard ? They go for $91.81AUD each so that makes it $94.38AUD saving. I am wanting to upgrade to the latest version of unRAID with this setup and have containers for the following: - Sickbeard - Couchpotato - SABNZD - VPN of some sort and possibly 2 or 3 others down the line. I am wanting this to be bullet proof and last me for the next 5 years. Also what size SSD should I look at to get for a cache drive ?
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    For sale 5 Dell PERC H310 Cards

    Are these preflashed to IT mode ?
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    My new server

    Ok I ordered the final piece of the puzzle for the time being hopefully a nice brand new HX-850i. Hopefully that will do the job
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    My new server

    Ok I am on my final decision pretty much for the moment and thats power supply. Is the RM series of corsair any good ? They are single 12v+ rail and the 850w RMi has 70.8A on the 12v+ rail and seem to be a bit cheaper by about $40 to $60 here in Australia
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    My new server

    Stock cooler is fine unless you have no airflow through the case. These newer intel chips run cool. Ok no probs I wasn't sure if it was worthwhile purchasing an aftermarket low profile Noctua HSF
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    My new server

    Ok update I have purchased a supermicro x9scl+-f and Xeon e3-1220 v2 and 32gb of Kingston ecc What is a good cooler you guys can recommend for these boards apart from really the stock heat sink
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    Unraid on older Mac Pro's

    If you have a Mac Pro from that era why not try it ? And I am gathering that it has intel in them ? Also unRAID 6 only has support for x64 cpu's now.
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    Modest upgrade path?

    I would aim then for a i3 or i5 series with a suitable motherboard and 8gb of ram. That would set you back about $200 though and future proof your for years to come.