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  1. I forgot to mention that I am using Emby docker instead of Plex docker as a media center to view my media on my Sony Android Smart TV and my other devices. I play them only on my home network. So, I do not need to buy the premier version as I do not need the extra features. I used Plex docker for a period of time but noticed that it while playing videos from my server on my home network are not very smooth. Sometimes there will be lags and sometimes the video would stop for no reason. Some videos do not load properly and the picture and sound would be out of sync. Other issues also included not loading the subtitles files properly. I tried many solutions for the issues I faced but could not get rid of them completely. So, I searched for an alternative and found Emby docker. It worked perfectly without any issues after my initial setup. Just thought I would share this info with you as you are facing some problems with your Plex server.
  2. Hi there @rollieindc I just wanted to share my semifinal dell t310 I have been running OMV 4 for more than a month with NextCloud docker and Windows 10 VM using VirtualBox without any issue. I switched from ZFS to Snapraid with UnionFS on my 4x 8TB drives (7.22TB formatted) after watching this video TechnoDadLife. I set 3 drives for data and 1 drive for parity. so, I got 21TB of data protected. I am running Windows 10 in VirtualBox to access my files on the server using TeamViewer since I cannot access the server directly because after very many tries, videos and forums I found out that I am behind a Carrier Grade NAT which prevent me from opening ports and forwarding them to my server. I am also using the Windows VM for downloading torrents using BitTorrent with remote access. I usually add torrents from my mobile using BitTorret Remote app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I also use and app called SMBSync2 to backup folders and files on my mobile to my server on daily basis at night while I am sleeping. I also install a 4x HDD cage in the lower part of the server and installed the 3x 3TB drives that I removed before. as you will see in the picture below. there the 4 original drives caddies and below I cut in the frame and install the other cage that I bought from AliExpress after modifying it. I also got the SATA power splitter and SAS to SATA splitter and now all the 7 drives are working and 1x 240GB SSD kept for running Windows 10 VM and dockers. I have an extra 256GB NVME drive which I tested on the Dell T310. I installed it using a PCIE adapter without using extra SATA power or SATA cable from the H200 SAS to SATA splitter. It cannot be used as a booting drive but it can be used as an extra drive because it shows up with other drives after booting to the OMV. I plan to use this NVME drive instead of the 240GB SSD which will be done during this month as I plan to move to OMV 5 which will make me start from scratch. I bought 2x Dell Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10GbE PCI-e for around 80USD. One for the server and one for my PC. I connected both directly (since I don’t have a 10GBE switch) and tried transferring files from my PC NVME drive to the server NVME drive and I was getting around 950mb/s transfer speeds. But I was having stuttering issues on my PC because of it and I managed to fixed by upgrading the firmware of the NIC after very long search. For now I am happy with what I have Thank you for sharing your experience with us
  3. i wanted to reply earlier but i was waiting for a few things to arrive and test first of all let me thank you for posting the pictures of your server and updating this thread whenever you made changes regarding my server i bought a dell h200 and flashed it with HBA IT mode Firmware or whatever it is called 😅 i also bought sas to sata splitters but unfortunately they did not work so i ordered another pair from another seller which still did not arrive i also bought 4x WD WD80EZAZ 8tb drives from ebay for which made me poorer by $576 now i think a have more storage than i need unless i downloading higher quality videos 😝 currently i am running OpenMediaVault 4.1 with a VM Windows 10 i plan to make a Linux VM which might be lighter as a VM and keep the windows 10 VM for testing purposes. for my drives i will use Snapraid with UnionFS as i read about it and it safer than using ZFS which i was using with my old drives i will setup 3x drives for data and 1x drive for parity and in future i can add more drives easily with this setup and in case my server dies for any reason then i can remove the drives and put then in any other system (most likely linux systems since the drives are formatted as EXT4) and recover my files i also have 2x Hikvision 256gb SSDs that i currently do not use but i will wait for the sas to sata splitter to install one drive as cache and one for the VMs and other apps to get better speeds than the motherboard sata ports i am currently copying my files to the server while i am writing this i used smb shares to share data across my network and to watch my videos on my android SmartTV using VLC thanks again
  4. that i did not know since i still did not get to try unRaid. i always thought that it is another OS like windows and linux and it needed to be installed on a hard drive. i will start reading about it and try to install it on a seperate machine for testing purposes thanks for pointing that out to me
  5. thanks for your reply i plan to buy the redundant power supply + a UPS brick when i rewire the cables to the new location for the server, switch and router which will be under my staircase after reading your posts in this thread i decided to go and buy the H200 for the same reasons as yours and i already bought the SAS splitters cables for my raid, setup i will change it once i am able to get all drives to into the server depending on what i would do with them i also tried to use an NVME m.2 drive using a pcie adapter for the OS but it did not work, i am thinking of trying again later as i want to install unRaid. if it works then that will be great because i do not want to format the ssd with windows server, i might also buy a 2.5" ssd and install unRaid on it if the NVME drive does not work as i did not find any information on running NVME drives on our T310 server one thing i forgot to ask you is did you remove the backplane? if yes, then how did you get power to all drives since the server has only 2 sata power cables? and i read that it is not good to have a splitter for more than 2 drives on one sata power cable. (thats my main reason for asking for pictures :P) thanks again
  6. hi i just signed up to this forums after reading your thread i have the Dell T310 too i got it as a gift from a family member who was using it in his company and does not need it anymore, i am still a newbie with these server related topics so i am buying stuff as need my current setup is as following Dell PowerEdge T310 CPU: Intel Xeon X3450 RAM: 32GB ECC Quad Rank PSU: 1x T122K POWER SUPPLY, 375W, NON-RDNT Controller: SAS H700 with 1GB cache and battery. Drives: 3x 3TB Green WD (2x in Raid 1 for the important files and 1x hdd alone for media files which is not important if i lost them ) 1x 250GB Sata based M.2 SSD inserted in a pcie slot using an adapter and connected to the motherboard sata port running Windows Server 2016. (Plan to change it to regular 2.5" SSD when i get chance or i will add the new SSD as cache.) what i want to do is: i want to buy new NAS drives and add them to the system but it only has 4 slots and i was searching for a way to add 4 more slots using a cage so that i can use all the drives that i have and add the New NAS drives as my backup drives for my important files. most likely i will not need more than 4TB drives for backing up my important files which includes documents and personal pictures and videos. i want to use this server as backup for my files and editing photos using photoshop on my main PC and as a media server to watch my videos on my SmartTV my question to you did you use a SAS to Sata splitter to connect your drives to the controller to get 6GBs speed? can you take a picture of the internal of your server showing your drives arrangement? do you think i should change my OS from Windows Server to unRaid or something else? any suggestion will be appreciated thanks for your time