JRD680 Build, You Have To Start Somewhere

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Hi all, thought I'd post my build and get some feedback as well.


Mind you I'm a complete noob though have followed the technology of UnRaid for several years. Finally getting around to building a server.


Right now I'm running the following:

Intel i5 10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz Processor

Asus Prime B560-Plus Motherboard

2 sticks of Crucial 8GB 2666 MHz RAM for 16 GB total

A 6TB SAS drive with a 10TB SAS drive on the way

A SATA drive 256gb or 1TB from MicroCenter planning to use as a cache drive

Samsung Flash Drive 1100 (32GB) for my boot drive of UnRaid

Genuine LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA LSI 9211-8i (=9201-8i) P20 IT Mode


I plan to use this server for media (TV and Movies), backups of my computer (MacBook Pro) and backup my photos and videos from my phone. At the moment it'll be used for backing up via Time Machine and backing up photos and videos from my phone. That's my initial goal that I hope to meet in the coming weeks.


Things to Do

add PCIE M.2 3 SSD

upgrade drives from SAS to SATA over time

Enable iGPU

Enable CSM


Here’s some notes I had in my phone too that might be of interest.


I also ended up installing and getting the HBA card to work so that’s solved.



Installed HBA card, had to remove bracket, used cables and not recognized by Unraid or bios (sees LSI card though). Maybe see about this link https://forums.unraid.net/topic/92788-solved-hba-attached-drives-not-showing-up-in-unraid/


8482 connector to 8087


breakout cable for sata hard drives



Ordered Genuine LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA LSI 9211-8i (=9201-8i) P20 IT Mode ZFS FreeNAS unRAID from Art of Server to connect SAS drives.



Installed HBA card, had to remove bracket off HBA card to install it, stupid case. HBA card is:

Genuine LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA LSI 9211-8i (=9201-8i) P20 IT Mode ZFS FreeNAS unRAID



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