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  1. Do you have the drives direct connected to SFF-8087 to SATA cables? Are they in a disk cage with SATA connector to the cage on some kind of backplane? I have a Dell H310 with drives in a hot-swap bay with SATA connectors on the back of the hotswap bays. These configurations require a forward breakout cable. Direction matters. Reverse breakout cables will not work and drives will not be detected in BIOS or unRAID. Forward and reverse cables look exactly the same. I cannot tell 100% from the description of the cable you bought whether it is a forward or re
  2. The version no longer supported is one that Limetech themselves created. The three mentioned previously are all actively supported. I think there is even a 4th from the Hotio repository. Personally, I use the Linuxserver.io version as I have a lot of their other containers. Binhex is also very good and well supported.
  3. All three docker containers use the same Plex Media Server. The docker container is just packaging. There are some minor differences, but nothing that causes one to work better than the other or expose something in PMS the others do not. Primarily, it comes down to support. Since Linuxserver.io and Binhex Plex containers are created by member of these forums, they are supported here. The Plex official version is supported in the Plex forums but not here,
  4. If you click on the Flash drive from the Main screen of the GUI, what is reported as the flash GUID? No need to post it here, but if it just has a long string of zeros or has some sequential numbering like 01234356789, etc. the device likely does not have a unique GUID. The flash GUID must be unique to be licensed. If it was successfully licensed in the past, being blacklisted is an indication that an attempt was made to license the same GUID which flags it as not unique. Generic/off brand USB flash devices tend to have non-unique GUIDs.
  5. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Silverstone-SST-ECS06-6Port-SATA-Gen3-6Gbps-Non-RAID-PCI-E-Low-Profile-Card-/333915822650?hash=item4dbeef1a3a
  6. I have one that has run 24x7 for years as have many others. It get restarted for upgrades of OS and hardware and when changing disk configuration, but other than that, it runs 24x7. With my electricity costs, running for a month at idle would cost about $2. I figure that is my real cost of running it 24x7 as other uses of the server cost what they cost to use it as intended. Like Kizer, all my disks spin down after a period of inactivity (1 hour in my case) and all dockers and VMs are on SSDs.
  7. Your biggest gotchas with either system is going to be transcoding for Plex if you need that and resources for the VM if it is constantly running. For software (CPU based) transcoding, you need 2000 passmarks per 1080p encoded stream. The is the Plex recommendation. Both CPUs are in the 6300 - 6700 passmark range which means two simultaneous streams is your limit as you need about 2000 also for unRAID overhead operation. If a VM is running at the same time, you could find yourself in a resource crunch. For hardware (GPU based) transcoding, you need either an integrat
  8. https://wiki.unraid.net/Manual/Release_Notes/Unraid_OS_6.9.0#GPU_Driver_Integration
  9. ASUS XG-C100C seems to be used my many. It's a good one if you want an RJ45 connection. There are also several models of Intel cards x520/x540/x550. I believe these also use RJ45 connections. There are some Mellanox cards that several in these forums use as well but those use SFP+ fiber cables.
  10. No. The system is reporting what is connected, that does not mean that Linux has a driver for it or that it will load. Tehuti tn40xx drivers do not build and load with current Linux kernels. From the spec for the card: Chipset: Tehuti Networks TN4010 That is one of the drivers that unRAID 6.9.x does not support because it will not build in Linux.
  11. I don't think anyone has said anything here to dispute that. We all know unRAID is not as performant as RAID 5 and other RAID levels. There are recognized and acknowledged differences between the two. As the name suggest unRAID is not RAID but does offer some "RAID-like" capabilities in the form of parity protection against drive failure. The tradeoff is slower read and write speeds for the ability to use any size disk to expand storage, the ability to read a drive independently outside of the array, and protection from losing ALL of your data if more drives than are protected
  12. Yes, this is correct. For permanently attached storage, cache pools are easier to deal with than Unassigned Devices and provide more flexibility. UD still has several good uses especially with USB and other storage that is not always connected to the server. If you are looking for speed, of course SSDs are better than HDDs as cache devices. A cache "pool" can be a single device or multiple devices. You can assign your HDD as a cache device and designate share(s) as cache only or cache prefer using this HDD cache "pool." The only difference is what happens when the c
  13. You may also want to setup a syslog server mirrored temporarily to your flash drive. That way everything written to the syslog is captured even across reboots.
  14. That will not necessarily solve any issues. What you should do is post your server diagnostics (Tools- --> Diagnostics in the GUI). Otherwise all anybody can do is guess what the problem may be.
  15. That drive is also CMR. The DM004 model is SMR. There could be some other issue with the drives, but SMR is not at the root of the problem.