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  1. @JorgeB certainly did a lot of the heavy lifting on this one. I have referenced that post multiple times when making my own HBA considerations a few years ago, and it's probably one of the best data driven studies on the subject. While making your decision, just remember what you're controlling; likely spinning rust (HDDs). Most of these drives you're likely going to use for your data are moderate speeds (5400 RPM) and have an I/O limit of ~100 MB/s in real world application. So, while it may be great that your fancy PCIe 3.0 card doubles performance against the PCIe 2.0 counterpart ... do you really need it given the significantly higher price tag? SDD array, likely yes ... HDD array, probably not. Also be cognizant of the PCI Express lanes your CPU and motherboard combination offer for the application. Read the fine print on the motherboard specification to make sure you'll be able to use all the lanes that your card offers. It's not uncommon for the lower priority 16x slots to only be able to source 8x/4x speeds given a consumer grade configuration.
  2. I run a Windows 10 gaming VM on my Unraid machine and after upgrading from 6.9.2 to 6.10.0-RC1, the VM is having many, many more noticeable pops and glitches with the same exact VM configuration. This is usually an issue with poor Deferred Procedure Call (DPC) performance, and I have seen this previously in earlier Unraid versions, but since 6.8.3, my VM setup has been pretty stable. I tried changing the VM settings to optimize, upgraded my VM to the latest Q35-6.0, tried different USB controller settings, bound my guest GPU and USB controllers to VFIO passthrough ... nothing helps. I rolled back to 6.9.2, instantly no issues. Anything I can help debug?
  3. This USB pass-through write-up is still relevant and I performed it today on my ASUS ROG Strix X570-E on the latest BIOS build (Version 4021) which appears to have an identical architecture as the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS. One thing to note ... the internal USB headers are also attached to the same controller we are able to pass through. So, if you need to run an internal peripheral and want to keep it attached to the Unraid host (e.g. a fan controller, LED controller, etc.) you're SOL! 😡 There are 2 internal USB2 headers on the board(s), but they are both attached to the same controller. I wish they split them between the controllers, but from a board design and layout standpoint, I understand why they didn't. -JesterEE
  4. Something changed in the last update. Not sure what, but this wasn't happening before. I just checked my docker and after a few days or running, and streetmerchant was eating all my RAM. I started limiting the RAM consumption of the docker now. We'll see how this works out.
  5. @kiowa2005 This project is updated very regularly. Updating links, adding features, fixing bugs, etc. Is there a way to structure the dockerfile such that users can force an update so the image can pull from the github repo and run the latest code?
  6. @zepheris @kiowa2005 Using the built in proxy support also works: https://jef.codes/streetmerchant/reference/proxy/ You just have to map the files corectly to the docker: For example: -v '/mnt/user/appdata/streetmerchant/global.proxies':'/app/global.proxies':'ro' I use this for amazon so I don't hit the servers too hard and start forcing CAPTCHA requests. -JesterEE
  7. Oh there are definitely other cards...I'll get back to you in a while with a list of links. Are you in the dev team? Do you want me to track this elsewhere (github)?
  8. @kiowa2005 Is this container pulling from master or the latest stable release?
  9. I haven't tried it, but the standard way to pass username and password fields to a proxy is: protocol://user:password@proxy.server.com:port so for example https://username:p455w0rd@proxy.someproxyserver.com (you probably don't need the port if it's the standard port for the protocol)
  10. @kiowa2005 Thanks for this! Got this working today with a Telegram channel and bot I set up. Took about an hour and now I'm not getting stupid PS5 notifications from those "other" stock notifiers pushing to Discord/Twitter/Telegram 🤩. I was monitoring my log file and even though I specified asus as a store endpoint it doesn't seem to be being checked for 30 series cards. I know this has nothing to do with the container, but has anyone else seen that on their installs? I'm also getting the CAPTCHA for amazon. The store as a whole seems to 'greylist' you ... so PAGE_BACKOFF_MIN doesn't seem very helpful as you just nail it with requests for another product. For now, I just turned off amazon ... I'll play with it when I'm not on there 💩 list. It would be nice if there were different back off periods for different stores and store product pages ... but again, this is not the containers fault.
  11. @bonienl I started using this plugin on a different array the other day and I think I found a bug with the reporting mechanism for the Export being up-to-date with the Build. When mid-Build, I accidently hit the Export button the the webUI with all the disks selected. The build continued, but an export was also done on all the devices in my array with the current files where hashes were computed. I figured, these would almost certainly contain incomplete data, but I'd make a new export when the build completed the next day. Before I did however, I wanted to see if the Export was incomplete AND the webUI reported that the state was stale. When checking the export files, I was correct that the data was incomplete and not all the hashes were in the export files. BUT, the webUI greeted me with all green check marks on the export status for each device. This left me with a bigger question. How does the plugin determine if the build and export are up-to-date?
  12. Upgraded from 6.8.3 without issue! Using the Nvidia drivers as well ... tested working as expected with a number of dockers and Windows Q35 VMs. Looking forward to this 5.9 kernel release!🙏 There is a patch to hwmon I've been waiting to get my hands on!
  13. That's an interesting find @keefd! Probably one of the best solutions for a modern server build where you want to incorporate some "average sized" PCI-E cards without losing space for HDD cage mounting. I do agree though, more than I'd want to spend (and that doesn't even cover the HDD cages). I've never heard of the manufacturer before ... I'd be interested in a build quality review ... So it looks like a pretty impressive case, with average or maybe a little better than average build quality. I think they priced themselves out of the market though. Fractal Design just released the Meshify 2 XL at $180 only a few months after this chassis' release. It's basically the same size and construction as the Define 7XL but it can breath instead of roast and is $20 cheaper. Even when you buy the additional trays to complete the build, you'll still be under $300 for a loaded chassis (comes with 6 trays, need 10 more for the stack [10 trays / 2 trays per package = 5 packs * $14 = $70 + $180 = $250 for 16x 3.5" drive locations and 4x 2.5" locations]). If you were set on hot swappable drives though, the Anidees AI Crystal XL PRO may be the one to beat! I personally just bought a Meshify 2 XL ... and as I build in it, I am very impressed! Still short of the 20x 3.5" drives possible with 12x 5.25" slots, but I'm happy with this case for my needs. Really still want that backplane though 😰. -JesterEE
  14. @Hoopster is right. If you had a Kepler based 730 instead of a Fermi 730, it would do some NVENC and NVDEC, but your card is a generation too old. Note the GF108 instead of GK208.
  15. Follow-up from my last post. TL;DR; APC Sucks So I got an APC RJ45 to RS232 (Serial) cable and a RS232 to USB adapter to do the firmware upgrade needed to hopefully get MODBUS over USB enabled on my UPS. Well, in APC's infinite wisdom, they apparently have different firmware ceilings for different units with the SAME SKU. Looking at the APC FAQs I found this entry on updating the firmware. So, I have a SMT1500US toaster, so I used Firmware Update Wizard 4.1.1. From the listing of firmware updates, my unit could be an SMT 4.5G with Micro-Link 17 or 18. My unit was at firmware version 5 and didn't report a Micro-Link version so I had no idea which to expect. Plugged in the cabling, launched the Wizard, and it proceeds recognize my unit and suggest an update to firmware version 7.1. HOSED! 😡 Since the thread I linked in the last post suggests that I need firmware version 9.1 to use MODBUS over USB, I'm now SOL. Who releases a 2 different products that look exactly the same without a way of deciphering which is which!? I even contacted APC support 2 weeks ago and they couldn't even tell me which I had based on my device serial number. I have to say, as an engineer myself, this is sloppy, sloppy work on APCs part and now I am very frustrated. -JesterEE