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How much RAM do you have installed in your unRAID server?


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I recently upgraded to 384Gb. (reg. ecc)

 

The reason is that my plan is to run 2-3 photoshop VMs (each with 64Gb RAM) that my local photoclub can connect to via remote desktop. Until I fix the slow disk speed I plan on putting the 50Gb vdisk in RAM and a script copying it to the RAM then power up VMs at startup. That way I also ensure fresh image every boot. So I will be using most of my resources on the VMs. 

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i have currently 32gb RAM (2x16), considering upgrading to 64gb cause i had a VM shutdown cause running out of RAM,

i assume 2 dockers here are ballooning a little .... when not restarting the server ...

 

what holds me back is my z370 board only supports dual channel, and when i remember correctly placing RAM in all 4 will not be helpful.

 

2 x Win10 VM´s, each 8 GB Ram, Rest System, Dockers, ...

 

still on thinking about it ;)

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6 hours ago, alturismo said:

i have currently 32gb RAM (2x16), considering upgrading to 64gb cause i had a VM shutdown cause running out of RAM,

i assume 2 dockers here are ballooning a little .... when not restarting the server ...

 

what holds me back is my z370 board only supports dual channel, and when i remember correctly placing RAM in all 4 will not be helpful.

 

2 x Win10 VM´s, each 8 GB Ram, Rest System, Dockers, ...

 

still on thinking about it ;)

You should be able to upgrade to 64gb ram with no problem. The Z370 motherboards can address 64gb in dual channel mode just like you're running now.

Cheers!

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You should be able to upgrade to 64gb ram with no problem. The Z370 motherboards can address 64gb in dual channel mode just like you're running now.
Cheers!
Thanks for the Info ;-)

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My current system has 32GB of RAM and I am currently using approxx 30% most of the time.

 

I will at some point probably upgrade to a new CPU, Mobo and RAM and when I do will probably opt for 64GB so I can run a few more services on it.

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32GB.  I don't think I'll need any more than that currently.  For NAS storage, a few dockers and a few VM's.  The worst VM which is now a docker is the Crashplan one, which eats RAM.  Think I'll turn that into a schedule rather than having it watch the file system live - should help.

 

I have a Ryzen 1800x which is plenty of grunt.  I did it this way because the QNAP equivalent was about 6k vs this at about 2-3k $NZD

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200 GB. I am running 3 VMs includnig a gaming vm, pfsense firewall and a vm I use for remotely administering stuff. I also run bunch of containers main ones are emby and nextcloud.

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I've got 128GB of RAM in my current UnRaid server. Mainly just using it as a NAS/storage server. Plan on putting a couple VMs on it for stuff down the road.

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16gb ddr 4 kingston hyper black i think they called and i am using unraid on my daily and love it!   Cant wait for payday so i can purchase my license. 

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In my old retired xeon e3-1220 (maybe 1225) v2 I had 32gb

In this new and current server with e5-2697 v3 I have 64gb and hoping to upgrade to 128gb

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32GB Corsair Vengeance 4x 8GB cl 9-9-9-24 DDR3/1600MHz. Maximum for my motherboard/cpu (GA-H97M-D3H / i7-4785T). Upgraded from an 8Gb/ i5 (2x 4GB / i5-4670K).

 

 

 

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M/B: Supermicro - X9DRi-LN4+/X9DR3-LN4+

CPU: 2x Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2660 @ 2.20GHz

Memory: 128 GB Multi-bit ECC (max. installable capacity 1536 GB)

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Question: Do people notice a difference in performance between 64GB and 128GB? I get that the extra 64GB could be used for plex transcoding but I was wondering if unraid makes good use of the additional ram for caching or something?

 

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3 hours ago, AntaresUK said:

Question: Do people notice a difference in performance between 64GB and 128GB? I get that the extra 64GB could be used for plex transcoding but I was wondering if unraid makes good use of the additional ram for caching or something?

 

Depends. Most people with more than 32GB of RAM are using large chunks of it dedicated to virtual machines.

 

All RAM not actively engaged by other processes will be used to cache writes, and to some extent, repetitive reads. The more the merrier. There is definitely a point of diminishing returns, where that point is will depend on the specific use case.

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2 x 4 GB DDR3 1866
A6-5400K CPU

 

Unraid server, no VMs, no dockers, some plugins... mostly media server purposes, no transcoding.

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128GB ECC

 

Unraid as Backup Server, 1 VM passtrough ssd, 3 docker Container (Grafana,InfluxDB,telegraf) for monitoring our vsphere environment and for the backup server, too.

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32GB ECC. Overkill, but it's what the box came with. I usually use around 40% of it with Plex transcoding and a bunch of dockers.

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