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  1. @trurl And if you really want to go crazy, the board now supports 32GB modules for 64GB total RAM. Here is the ECC UDIMM RAM module I am currently using on my mATX ASRock E3C246D4U board. No more impressive savings for the wife though!
  2. @trurl LOL - Johnnie Black is correct. I was so focused on the UDIMM/unbuffered RAM type that I failed to notice that the link I provided was for a non-ECC Crucial part. My bad! Here are a couple of UDIMM ECC RAM options: https://www.amazon.com/NEMIX-Replacement-Samsung-M391A2K43BB1-CTD-DDR4-2666/dp/B07YXCMBPS https://www.amazon.com/Timetec-2400MHz-PC4-19200-Unbuffered-Upgrade/dp/B07NQ2PRJT
  3. You can configure your system so no Internet access is required to authenticate and do other Plex functions. It's not the way Plex is designed to work so these are workarounds. https://forums.plex.tv/t/howto-use-plex-with-no-internet/383325 https://www.howtogeek.com/303282/how-to-use-plex-media-server-without-internet-access/
  4. PC app won't work on three different machines FireTV app works Browser works iOS app works as well.
  5. This happened to me today as well. I noticed it right after starting the Plex app on my PC. It said there was an update and then all users but the main user were gone. It appears Plex has messed something up. plex.tv is unreachable and likely causing issues and they are reporting problems with the Plex API. https://status.plex.tv/ It takes a long time for Plex to start. It is recording right now but I cannot play media. I get "media unreachable" errors or it simply will not play.
  6. As @Benson mentioned, UDMA CRC errors are almost always related to a bad SATA cable or a poor connection or outdated firmware. It is very rare in this case that the drive is the problem. I am seeing this issue right now on a drive that has been working well for months with 0 problems. There are no other signs of drive problems as the S.M.A.R.T. report looks good. Almost certainly, a SATA cable has gone bad or a connection has worked itself loose as I have not touched the server in weeks.
  7. 👍 Your wife is really going to be in shock and awe over all that money you are saving. Either that or she will expect you to take her to dinner with the savings. 😀 Hmm, unRAID is giving me all sorts of notifications about increasing UDMA CRC errors on a drive to which it is currently recording. Looks like I may have a bad SATA cable or a connection that worked itself loose I need to go investigate. Errors have increased from 3 to 23 in the last 20 minutes.
  8. Yep, looks like the only difference is .2 GHz on the base and turbo boost clock speed. You might want to double check that memory. These chipsets and Xeon CPUs support only unbuffered ECC RAM and not the registered variety. Make sure the RAM spec says it is a UDIMM or unbuffered Here is a link to a 32GB (2x16GB) kit that is compatible with the C246 WSI according to the Crucial site. I used Crucial RAM on my C236 WSI board with no problems whatsoever even though it was not on the QVL. ASRock doesn't test a lot of RAM modules with their boards, but, if they meet the specs, they usually work just fine, QVL or not. Impress you wife even more by saving a few more $$$ Other than the RAM, the parts list looks good and will be a great upgrade for you.
  9. They provide this BIOS for large server hosting sites that need QSV transcoding to work on their hosted servers but, obviously, also need IPMI for managing all those servers. The special BIOS was not created just for us unRAID users but we obviously get to benefit from it. I doubt ASRock will drop support for this anytime soon. They have maintained it through at least one major BIOS/BMC update. It used to be that way. On my backup server (an older Haswell generation MB and CPU), the iGPU/QSV support was in the regular BIOS. For some reason (William says to decrease the possibility of BIOS stability for those who do not need this feature), iGPU is not supported in public BIOS and they do not appear to be headed in that direction.
  10. The current BIOS supporting iGPU in addition to BMC video is 2.21A, but, yes, you need a modified BIOS to support iGPU/Quicksync. With the public/regular BIOS it is BMC video only and the iGPU cannot be utilized for QSV hardware transcoding. Incorrect sensor readings. My MB temp is currently reading 85C via IPMI. There is no way it is really that hot and Linux/unRAID are reporting the MB temp as 32C.
  11. You can certainly live without IPMI, as you have been doing for years. It's one of those things that you can happily do without until you use it and then you wonder how you got along without it. You will be happy with either board, I believe. Frankly, since I have a monitor and keyboard attached to my main server, IPMI is not an absolute necessity there. I went with an IPMI board on my main server for the first time in my recent upgrade. It was just a matter of convenience more than necessity, but, I was willing to pay a little extra for the convenience and the iGPU special BIOS issue is really is not a bother to me. On my backup server (E3C226D2I motherboard) it is a necessity since I run it completely headless in a closet in my basement. Because of IPMI, my backup script is able to power it on when needed, backup my main server to it, and then power it down. This all happens unattended once a week. It is also handy for updating BIOS/BMC; otherwise, I would have to haul a monitor and keyboard down to it. Fortunately, it is old enough that updates are not a real concern any more. It is a surprisingly good CPU cooler for one so small.
  12. The latest versions of ASRock IPMI run as HTML5 in a browser. Before that it was JAVA based (still an option), but the HTML5 is so much nicer. Here's a screenshot: One thing you need to be aware of is that you will likely need a special BIOS from ASRock to support the iGPU and IPMI/BMC. I have the mATX E3C246D4U motherboard and E-2288G CPU. ASRock has provided several of us unRAID users with a special BIOS that allows the iGPU to be utilized for transcoding even though the board was designed for video output via the BMC only. I am fairly certain they have a version of the BIOS for the E3C246D2I as well. Through IMPI over the network you can power the server on and off, enter the BIOS, update the BIOS or BMC firmware, get server logs and temperature sensor readings, etc. Yes, through IPMI, you can watch the server boot as if a monitor was attached and the unRAID boot menu is presented. One important caveat; when modprobe runs from your go file to initialize the iGPU, video output to the IPMI KVM console is lost. It's the same on SuperMicro boards with IPMI and the BIOS tweaks to support the iGPU. Generally, this is not a problem. You still have full access to all IPMI functions via the HTML5 interface, you just can no longer see the server output via the IPMI KVM. This has never been a problem for me because at that point, I prefer to use the terminal in the unRAID GUI anyway or a Putty session. I think so. I was using the Noctua NH-L9x65 (65mm low-profile) CPU cooler on the E3-1245 v5 CPU in both the Lian-Li PC-Q25 and in my larger Silverstone case. The E-2176G has the same 80W TDP and I had no excessive heat issue to speak of. I hope that addresses your questions adequately. I will PM you the contact information for the person at ASRock who can help you with an iGPU-enabled BIOS for the E3C246D2I.
  13. Yes, that should work. I have personally never used OCULink but I assume there would be no issues with unRAID (but, you know what happens often when you make assumptions!) If you want a Mini-ITX board with IPMI, the E3C246D2I is a good option. Same OCULink requirement for 8 SATA drive support. If you are interested in current-generation entry-level Xeons, the E-2278G at Provantage (they have had the lowest prices on the E-2200 CPUs and stock available when others don't have them) is what I would recommend. I have the E-2288G because I got it in a bundle, but, I would have preferred the E-2278G for the lower TDP. It is only about $100 more than the E3-1275 v6 you were looking at and has double the cores/threads. If you want to step down to the E-2100 family, the E-2176G is a 6c/12t processor for less than the 4c/8t E3-1275 v6
  14. Have you tried deleting the wgX.conf file from the /config/wireguard folder on the flash drive?
  15. @trurl I used the ASRock Rack C236 WSI motherboard for about three years for my main unRAID server. It worked very well. I just sold the MB/CPU/ECC RAM combo earlier this month when I upgraded to the E-2288G Xeon with compatible motherboard and 64 GB ECC RAM. I was using the as Xeon E3-1245 v5 with it, but it definitely supports the E3-12x5 V6 CPUs as well. Here is a link to the system I had for sale with a couple of pictures. You can compare your needs to how I used the system to see if they are similar. From what you have described, it will work well for you. Unless you really need the extra .1 GHz CPU clock speed, you may find that the E3-1245 V6 (if you can find it) will do just as well for you as the E3-1275 V6 but at a lower price point. There is also an ASRock C246 WSI if you want go with the current generation entry-level Xeons with the E-2100 and E-2200 families that have up to 6c/12t and 8c/16t support respectively. That one supports 8 SATA ports as well with 4 onboard and 4-more via an OCULink cable. It also has M.2 PCIe or SATA NVMe support, but with some tradeoffs with SATA port support.