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  1. Yeah i have preclear and unassigned devices plugin installed (been notoriously watching spaceinvader one's youtube videos to prepare myself). Probably gonna do 1 or 2 drives at the time with the preclear. But given that it writes zeros anyways im contemplating about dropping it. I have two drives that are new (8TB each) from WD My Book (shucked to get white RED drives) which might be worthwhile to do a proper preclear stress test, the rest has been working fine for years.
  2. Thanks. I will go over my cable and such after its done with the array building (learned my lesson xD) Hoping the IBM/LSI cards turn up soon soo i can break ways with using the mobo connectors.
  3. Yeah i got the "pre" part, which was why i found it odd i had to start up the array before being allowed to run the preclear on the unassigned discs. meaning the first i set up in the array would not go through the stress test. At 94% now on parity sync/data rebuild from starting a new array. Disk 1 and two only have reads though and the parity has the same amount of writes. So im guessing it doesnt do the part with writing everything zero in the clear prosess. I got a CRC error count = 1 on my brand spanking new 1TB Samsung Evo 860 drive though that is in cache. Wondering if i should be worried. Its currently connected directly on S-ata 0 port on mobo which is i think is intel controller (port 0-1 is intel, rest is ASMedia ASM1061 i think) its an Asrock Extreme 4 Z77.
  4. Soo i've just started up with unraid Off to a rocky start. My plan was to run pre clear disk on all my hdds, old and new. But when i started i was not allowed to do a pre clear without starting the array. So i set my 1TB SSD to cached HDD, a 10TB Ironwolf to parity and 10+8TB Ironwolf as disk 1 and 2. Then i pressed start array, and ticked the format box. I left for about two hours only to meet a bunch of error messages stating overheating. None of my disk fans were on and the disks were roughly 65 degrees. So in a small panic i opened the case and fiddled with the wiring so i got them back on, BUT while doing this i accidentally pulled the power. Meaning that during initialisation of my setup (it was 3-4% or something i think). I got a hard shutdown. When i turned the computer back on and went into the web interface everything looks ok, its green. It shows disk 1 and 2 as empty and running green with 18tb total. Have a warning on parity as disabled and the only option i had was to do a read check. What do i do now? I honestly really want to start over but i cant find anywhere to actualle "delete" the created array. I have 8 more disk full with content that is supposed to be emptied one bye one over to the two first disks before going trough a pre clear x amount of times. Some of the disks are old and i want to make sure i can trust em. If i now start to move the data over to this new array and the array goes belly up...
  5. Sweet Got 8 on mobo and 2 on a simple two port s-ata controller card
  6. Soo im itching in my fingers to get started with unraid. the problem is that i havent gotten my controller cards yet. I've cleared three out of the 10 hdds i have so far but i cant do any more as i need to empty the other ones to my unraid system first. How much of a mess is it to use the onboard s-ata controller to connect all my 10 hdds, then when i get the IBM 1015 with IT-mode i just replugg all the disc over to that controller. Would i get a mess since several disc will be unallocated at the same time or is it easy to just "reselect" position for them in setup?
  7. Thats awesome! Im liking unraid more and more for each day im looking into it, and i havent even tried it yet. Looking into cache pool as we speak
  8. Oh that one gave me whiplash from the headspin So to put it this way. you have unraid on a Flash drive that loads into memory on every bootup. The you have your cached drive that you put a docker on containing Plex media server for example. Then all content surround Plex media server will stay there and not be part of the unraid protection (which is why it might be good to have a second cache disk?) and then you store all the movies and such data on the unraid array? Have i gotten it correctly? Think im gonna set up a practice system as soon as i get my IBM M1015 IT Mode card so i can tinker and learn without risking my data
  9. Im currently looking into moving my Windows PC with PLEX over to unraid. Theres a bunch of different drives from 10TB Seagate Ironwolf to 8TB Seagate drives and anything in between. Soo far i have figured i will repurpose the 10TB Ironwolf as parity drive since its the biggest and the most "pro" of the bunch and hopefully will withstand the read/write amount. Im thinking of ordering a 1TB SSD and use as Cache drive. Probably the Samsung 860 since its pretty decent priced. But what about the system drive? The one the unraid system will be on. How big should this one be? I havent found a thread where this has been discussed. Im mainly gonna do Unraid that contains Plex Media Server, Plex monitoring, Deluge, Sonarr, and some VMs for testing etc. Im guessing that plex acts like on windows and use the program disc to store db, artwork temp for converting formats for offline play to other units etc. I have around 1800 Blurays and 200 tv shows. I have a 256GB SSD of Samsung 840 Pro atm on my Windows system. Will this be enough? Im betting its alot harder swapping this one out down the line without doing clone copy stuff. Those of you with somewhat similar installs, how big is your main drive and do you regret not going bigger?