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    ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16
  1. If you're willing to crack it open and risk losing warranty. No confirmation that it has sata connection and not soldered on usb. Best to google before purchase.
  2. Not nearly as hot as the US, but pretty decent for up here
  3. Great! Good Luck!
  4. It's on the Kingston Supported Ram List for a variant of that mobo, so I'm sure it'll be good! For posterity (In case that link to newegg stops working), this is the ram: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Server Memory Model KVR16LE11S8/4I Let us know how it works out!
  5. Agreed!
  6. Good move on the CPU. It's nice to have a little bit of headroom, even if you don't need it right now. As far as the PSU goes, it looks really nice. I think the size is right as well, unless you start adding video cards and 10000 rpm drives :). Quick example, WD Red drives use 1.79amps per, so 10 would be 18amps. Add 5 more for the mobo, and you're looking at 23amps. Newegg says the max output on the 12v rail is 33amps, so you even have a bit of room to play. Good luck on the build!
  7. I wouldn't. The beauty of unRaid is that it is very modular. Start with what you have (which would make a pretty great unRaid system already), and if you find yourself running into the limits of your system in a few years, start looking then. The OS is not attached to the hardware, so you can unplug the USB key (where unRaid resides before it is loaded up into ram), pop it into another build (with the same drives obviously), and away you go. (Caveat: If you've got a VM running by that point, it will complicate things, but still doable). Due to limited space in your chassis, I think you're first idea of 8TB drives might be the better way to go. The cost/TB is roughly the same now between the 2, and you won't find yourself buying a new chassis or selling off old drives because you have no more available bays.
  8. Looks like you have almost a complete system just in spare parts! I made a pcpartpicker build to make it easier to see what you are missing. I would use everything you have. The CPU even supports vt-d/vt-x if you want to look into a VM later on (With only 4 cores and no HT, you'd be a bit limited on what you could do with the VM, but it would definitely work for nothing too demanding). The SSD would make a great cache drive. A bit small, but good enough to start. You can store your Dockers on it as well, and so long as you don't transfer TBs of data daily, you should be good. The PowerSupply looks good. Single 12v rail, which is important when looking to support a bunch of drives. Thoughts: Do you have a cooler for the CPU? Drives: Red drives are great. Definitely a good choice for a NAS build, but don't get hung up on the 'NAS' thing. UnRaid users for years have been using any drive available, with great success, and it has yet to be proven that Red drives are needed or mandatory. Personally, I buy the drive with the best size/cost ratio. 16GB of ram is more than enough for basic NAS functionality and a few Dockers. Only down side is that it is not ECC. Were you buying new, I would suggest looking at ECC ram (And a chip that supports it), but since you have the parts already, I would use what you have. I (and many others) ran for years (and still run) without ECC ram (and 4 sticks as well - which can be more problematic than just 2), without issue. Motherboard: Supermicro is always a safe bet, and this one gives you the option of upgrading to a Xeon chip down the road if you want to explore more heavy duty VM stuff. However, it's not clear to me whether it supports non-ECC ram. If it doesn't, you'll need to pick another board, or replace your ram (which seems like a bit of a waste)... Also, as a micro-atx, it doesn't have a bunch of PCI-e slots, which may limit you if you are looking to add video/controller card/extra USB. You may want to see if you get feedback on other motherboards as well. If you can find one that other have used already for unRaid, it can save you some hassles down the road . That's it for now. Need to get something to eat, but thought it was a good place to start. Pcpartpicker is a great site for figuring out your next step! Good Luck!
  9. One thought, for a few dollars more, you can get the Intel Pentium G3260. Not a huge upgrade, but might be worth exploring. sells them for roughly the same price, but there's shipping on the Pentium cpu. TDP is rated the same (53w), so power usage should be similar...
  10. My pleasure!
  11. For the record, for my ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 board, I bought this exact ram from this exact ebay seller and it works without issue: That said, going with what the manufacturer recommends is always the best move, no question. Definitely saves you from potential issues down the road. For me, the price difference between the recommended ram, and what I bought, was enough to justify the purchase. Prices have changed substantially, so the difference may not be as much anymore (in which case, manufacturer recommended is the smart move).
  12. I wasn't sure if it was worth posting this, as 1u 2.5" drive servers don't really appeal to me, but I thought someone might be interested. So, for those that don't know, dell has a site dedicated to moving lease returns etc at discounted prices, and periodically they do a sale. This sale is 40% off any refurbished Poweredge R620 server and free ground shipping. Drives: 8 2.5" bays (Some models may support 10). CPU: Looks like Xeon E5 v1 and v2. Some Single CPU, some Dual. Ram: 8GB to 160GB Controller Card: Perc h310 and up PSU: Mostly dual redundant Remote Access: iDRAC7 Express Last I looked, there were 22 units availableĀ­. Coupon Code: R620SERVER Url: The sale is on until Monday, June 12, 2017, 11:59 PM CST.
  13. Glad to hear you got out ahead of data loss! Hopefully the rebuild finishes without issue! I wouldn't blame unRaid. The issue is a bug with Marvell that just didn't seem to crop up much until recently (Increased use of VMs? New Linux kernel?). I don't have a link handy, but if you do a search on Marvell controller and problems, I'm sure you'll come across a bunch of posts. For the record, the Marvell controller that really messed me up was an onboard one. I do have a saslp-mv8, but I had retired it a few years ago, and only brought it out for a bit when a LSI controller started acting wonky. Now that my h310 is installed and running, I'm Marvell free!!
  14. Brand new! The seller had quite a few and I grabbed the last two. They were extracted from WD My Clouds.
  15. nice! I didn't buy one because I managed to find two white label WD 8TB drives off ebay recently, but I would definitely pick one of these up in the future!
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