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About HellDiverUK

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  1. Plex Privacy

    Emby is still a bit janky compared to Plex. The client end of Emby isn't as good, and the web client is pretty terrible. Looks great, but playing videos isn't anywhere near as reliable as it is on Plex (which is pretty poor state of affairs for a program used to play videos).
  2. Cache drive and downloading

    If you're using a Plex docker, then it'll store in wherever your appdata share is.
  3. Cache drive and downloading

    For most people this is a good solution, but anyone running Plex with a big library will really notice things slow down dramatically using a HDD, assuming the Plex Library (metadata, database, etc) is stored on the cache. All those millions of tiny files really slaughter performance on a Plex box using a HDD.
  4. Enabling i915 for host?

    The quality is a little worse on fast moving scenes, where it can get a bit blocky. It's not noticeable on the likes of a phone or tablet, it's only when you're up close on a 22" screen or watching on a 40" TV that you would really notice. It's a fair compromise. I think QuickSync is better on the likes of Skylake than it would be on an Ivy Bridge or Broadwell generation CPU. I use a Skylake i5 and I haven't seen any remarkable difference.
  5. Enabling i915 for host?

    So, Plex now has hardware transcoding as standard. It's out of beta for Plexpass users. It's really quite simple to set up. I'm assuming you're using Windows as a client, and using an Intel CPU with QuickSync enabled - this means you need any 2nd Gen Core CPU with video. Only chips this doesn't include would be the E3-12x0Vx line. E3-12x5Vx do have a GPU, so they'll work OK. Any Pentium G, i3, i5 or consuer i7 will work. Socket 2011 i7 or Xeons won't work. First, edit your go file. To do this, go to your server's flash share - //<servername>/flash then right click the go and edit with Notepad. You need to add the following: #enable module for iGPU and perms for the render device modprobe i915 chown -R nobody:users /dev/dri chmod -R 777 /dev/dri Put it above the following line: # Start the Management Utility /usr/local/sbin/emhttp & Save the go file, then go to your unRAID's webgui. Click on your Plex docker icon, and select Edit. Select Advanced View on the top right, which will bring up the extra settings. In the Extra Parameters box add: --device /dev/dri:/dev/dri Save the settings which will restart Plex. No,w you can either reboot the unRAID machine to run the go file to load the drivers, or you can telnet to your unRAID and run the three lines you inserted in to the go file. If you're using Putty, you can just copy and paste the three lines which will load the driver and set permissions for you. Finally, once that's done go to the Plex Settings and enable Hardware Transcoding. It's in Settings->Transcoder->Advnanced Settings->Enable Hardware Transcoding. Hope this helps someone. This method worked great on my 6.4rc9f running on an i5-6500T. I can transcode a 20Mb 1080p to 480p with less than 3% CPU. Very handy. Intel's Quicksync can do dozens of transcodes with basically no power consumption. nVidia's GPUs are mostly limited to two transcodes at a time.
  6. Value motherboard w/ IPMI?

    Most Asus server/workstation boards take a cheap plug-in module for IPMI. I have one on a P9D, and it works great. AsRock's IPMI seems to use an ancient version of the same software, but they don't seem to be bothered updating it. The king of IPMI has to be HP's iLO, though. Worth the investment in their servers.
  7. No, they definitely will NOT. No Ryzen has built in video yet. You can get old Bulldozer/Kavari APUs that are AM4, but you don't want to use those for much of anything as they're only sort of quad core. Ryzen-based APUs won't be along until well in to next year.
  8. Cache drive and downloading

    If you've got an MLC SSD, then you really don't need to concern yourself about endurance. It's only TLC drives that burn out quickly. For example, I had a TLC Samsung 750 EVO that burned though 10% life in a month. Replaced it with a MLC-based Samsung SM961 and over a year later it's still not used 1% life.
  9. Seagate's drives fitted to external boxes tend to have slightly different firmware than the 'proper' drives. Two of my ST4000DM000 drives were shucked, and they head park much more than the ST4000DM000 I bought as a normal bare drive. I tried upgrading the firmware on the shucked drives, but the original firmware wasn't recognised by the firmware update utility, so couldn't be done.
  10. Asrock Z77 Extreme4

    If it supports 2TB, then it'll support 10TB. It must be 10 years since boards didn't support more than 2TB...
  11. Possible Swap

    A dual core Pentium or Celeron will do fine for the stuff you've listed. The i5 will be perfectly fine, possibly overkill.
  12. Interesting new server from HP - Microserver Gen10

    I was going to get one, but availability of the quad-core version is limited/no-existent in the UK, and the dual core version is a little too slow for my Plex transcoding needs.
  13. Anybody planning a Ryzen build?

    Asus will say on the specs "ECC* or Non-ECC RAM" with the "*ECC function not supported" footnote. AM4 doesn't have this footnote, so that to me says ECC is supported. Also, if ECC didn't work, why would they have an ECC RAM QVL list? https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-X370-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_QVL/ So, I can find more claims that it is supported and does work than you can speculate that it can't.
  14. ST8000DM004 is a good drive. It's basically the 8TB version of the venerable ST4000DM000 - slow and reliable, and readily available by shucking.
  15. Could you rephrase the question in English, please? I don't have a clue what you're trying to ask.
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