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11 minutes ago, Frank1940 said:

That's how I would read it too!!!   Each SATA outlet is limited to 40A.   And you REALLY don't want 40 amperes flowing down the wire used in any of those SATA connectors.   I would be tempted to use the "Multiple" position just to provide a bit of protection in case something really screwy happens.  (There have been a few cases where molded SATA power connectors have shorted out (manufacturing defects) and caused a fire (or fire-like conditions).

The 12v system is capable of 70.8 amps total, so it doesn't seem like this is a "true" multi-rail system (if I understand the terminology correctly).  70.8 amps total.  No more than 40 to any one rail, is just over-current protection, not a true division of the power by outlet.

 

I have left it in multi-rail for now and can't imagine 4 spinners would ever pull 40 amps (or boy is my power bill going up).

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AND....

 

just got another pre-clear error report.  Looks like at least part of my trouble has not been solved!    nothing like spending $150 to NOT solve a problem 🙄

 

Back to the pre-clear thread.

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I noticed from your listed spec your pre-clears are on esata ports??

 

Is this still the case??? Have you tried pre-clearing the drives internally??

 

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On ‎2‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 5:16 AM, TODDLT said:

2 slots for preclears on the power grid, eSata connected

 

 

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2 hours ago, Frank1940 said:

Try it with the switch in the other position...

In the interest of trouble-shooting I'm certainly willing to try.  You never know, however there are only two drives on that power cable and it's hard to imagine they are impacted by a 40 amp over-current protection.

 

58 minutes ago, andymiller said:

I noticed from your listed spec your pre-clears are on esata ports??

 

Is this still the case??? Have you tried pre-clearing the drives internally??

 

 

The two eSata ports are plugged into two of the MB main internal Sata ports.  It's just a matter of convenience to not have to open the case and move drives around until they have been cleared and usually I've gone through the unRaid replacement before doing it.  I don't actually have a spare drive slot inside so I'd have to pull a spare, then preclear, then replace, then go physically remove the old drives and put the spare back in.

 

See attached photo, this is what I have on the back of the case and have used to pre-clear a number of drives.  Do you think this extra cable in line could be causing an issue given I've done it a number of times in the past?

 

 

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I would be tempted to disconnect one of the ports connected to the esata header and directly connect 1 of the problematic drives and attempt another preclear. ive had issues with those cables before, not with unraid but with windows, not saying this is the issue but process of elimination.

 

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Can I ask a quick question? I have the Corsair HX850 Gold w 16 Sata power connectors. I have 2 more drives and was going to use a Sata multiplier for that can I do that? if not how can I run all the drives?

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