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  1. When that happens, try typing 'exit' at the shell prompt and it should proceed normally from there.
  2. This is normal unless you do something like adding entries to the go file or a user script to preserve these routes. See this post and the thread in general.
  3. Worked perfectly following this guide. Thanks. I have not spent much time with Windows 11 so far, but it does not appear to be too much different than Windows 10 on the surface other than some things being rearranged. Probably most of the "improvements" are under the hood.
  4. Well, since there is multi-page thread dedicated to that topic and is over 5 years old, I assumed there was interest in passing through an iGPU and many were doing so. Whether or not it is needed/required depends on the use case as you say and, so far, I have not found a use case for it.
  5. Sorry, I do not pass through the iGPU to a VM. I use RDP and/or VNC for Windows VM access as it is more or less just for testing. There are many who do pass through an Intel iGPU and it is possible but I cannot offer any tips on this unfortunately.
  6. Not mandatory to use a PCIe to SATA controller. This is the correct answer. Another thing to keep in mind as you expand beyond MB SATA ports is that, depending on the controller, you may need to make sure SSDs are always connected to MB SATA ports for proper SSD TRIM support. Many older model PCIE to SATA controllers do not support SSD TRIM operations.
  7. Power outages often mess up things on the boot flash and/or server BIOS; sometimes even when on a UPS. It happened once on my UPS-protected system. One thing you can try first is to insert the unRAID flash drive into a Windows computer and let it check the flash and fix any file system errors it finds. In your case, it looks like syslinux.cfg (located in the syslinux folder on the flash drive) may be messed up. It should look something like this with one of the boot options designated as the menu default: default menu.c32 menu title Lime Technolo
  8. A parity check is a real time calculation which spins up and reads all of the data disks. 250 MB/s is a great speed for a parity check. Even if your data disks are just the other two SSDs, there is some overhead involved in reading the data disks and doing the parity calculations. With even one HDD in the array, it is going to limit speeds further. My system is all HDDs for parity and data. It starts at around 175 MB/s and averages ~137 MB/s over the 16 or so hours it runs. My HDDs show a max speed around 190/200 MB/s with the DIskSpeed docker container. Fluctuation
  9. With this case I would definitely do the cooling mods documented in these forums and others on the Internet. Disks can get really hot in this case as the airflow is very poor without the mods. I have the larger Silverstone CS380 case and I did some mods to improve airlfow through disk cages on this case as well.
  10. My WD Reds can get up to mid-40s in a parity check. They are rated for 60 C. I think anything in the 40s is just fine even for extended periods. Lately it seems that there is more concern about frequent wide temperature fluctuations (e.g. in the 50s for a long time and then down to high 20s/low 30s then back up to the 50s) than maximum temp. Frankly, I think any temp in the high 40s is fine for a drive rated at 65 C. If your airflow is good, the drives can stand higher temps.
  11. Install the Unassigned Devices plugin. This will see devices attached to the server that are not in the array as and unassigned device, NTFS is supported by Unassigned Devices. See the above linked thread for a description of Unassigned Devices and its uses. I have two external USB NTFS drives that I attach to the server from time to time to make backups. You could also just put them in the server as SATA drives not assigned to the array and they will be seen as Unassigned Devices. Dev 1 in my screenshot below is a 1TB SSD that I am using as an unassigned device.
  12. Disks added to an unRAID array must be formatted in a supported format (xfs or btrfs). You can use New Config to get unRAID to forget any previous disk assignments and start over. When you add disks to the array in a new config, they will be formatted with the specified supported file system. You cannot simply add disks with media on them to the array; especially not NTFS disks as those are not supported by unRAID. Your choices with the NTFS disks and media are 1) - mount them as Unassigned Devices in your unRAID system and copy the data over to unRAID array disks, or 2) - backu
  13. Oops, I missed that point. Have you tried running chkdsk on the disk file system? Would have to be mounted in Windows to do that.
  14. Is it set to Read-only in the UD settings?
  15. Yes, completely missing important bits would have caused that as well. 😁 Glad you got it sorted and working!