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  1. Needs reboot daily...

    Do you have solid iperf results during the phase where your Dune is getting slow streams? And I realize that's contradictory in a way, iperf can saturate the link. But if iperf is seeing a similar slowdown then it would indicate some kind of network issue.
  2. It appears to support it, under Chipset in the BIOS settings:
  3. What you're proposing is probably possible (not sure about NoMachine), though your motherboard needs to support pass-through and you'll want more memory. That said, please keep in mind that unRAID isn't strictly a hypervisor. It's an operating system and will need system resources itself - RAM, CPU cycles, and a GPU.
  4. New Ryzen build for NAS+HTPC

    You can do it either way. It's fine to locate the VM image on the cache drive but some folks move it to an unassigned device for better performance.
  5. Fill up disks in unRAID evenly % wise?

    From prior experience, I can tell you that the path of least resistance is to go with High Water and not worry about how unRAID fills up the disks. I know that's not the answer you wanted, but hey - having all your disks fail at the same time due to even wear would be really inconvenient... Rather than trying to make unRAID work the way you want, if you are worried about two disks failing it's a great idea to work on your backup strategy.
  6. Hi - I don't have experience with that board, but I don't think it's safe to assume a Xeon would work. More to the point, why bother? The 1230 doesn't have onboard graphics, and if you aren't using ECC then there's really no point in an E3 Xeon. I'd put a Core i7 on that one. Or get something like this and put a Xeon E3-12x5 (where the last digit of 5 or 6 means onboard graphics).
  7. New Ryzen build for NAS+HTPC

    Hi - I'll try to comment on the build later but I wanted to answer your question on cache. How much do you need? It depends on what you use it for. The most important thing the cache drive does these days is act as the defacto "application" drive for Dockers. Unless you have a huge Plex library or seed lots of torrents, 250GB is a good size for your cache drive (you'll probably use less). The traditional use of the cache drive is to cache writes to the array for performance. This is a feature, though - it isn't required. I find that writes to the array are quite fast these days with modern hardware and I like the idea that my writes are immediately protected by parity, so I don't do any write-caching. If you do, though, then you want the cache drive to be large enough to hold all the files between runs of "mover" - typically daily. P.S. - Your English is great!
  8. I'd post in the support thread for your deluge docker, probably get more attention there.
  9. Thanks, this is a great review and detailed set of mods! Aside from room for an mATX motherboard, is there anything else you preferred about the CS380 over the DS380? The drive cage mod to allow a fan to be mounted on the bottom seems annoying, but important.
  10. new all in one server

    Hello and welcome. The 44 PCIe lanes gives you so much more flexibility. Unless you specifically run both graphics cards at x8 (which won't hamper them much, admittedly), you're not leaving much for storage. It's not unusual with unRAID to give VMs their own SSD, or even x4 NVMe. It also sounds like you want a decent size array. You could fit into 28 lanes... but you're starting off constrained already.
  11. Build Migration - Please Suggest

    Hi - Yes, you should be able to add the disks and USB stick to a new system and boot it up. To support 2 Plex streams and a VM I'd suggest a relatively recent Core i7 or Xeon E3 with at least 8000 Passmarks, although the newest 6 core Coffee Lake Core i5 would work as well. 16GB of RAM. It's hard to suggest a full configuration, though. All pricing and availability is local so I'd look to see what motherboards and cases are available where you are and post back.
  12. HP Micro server gen10 x3216

    An older Gen8 with a Xeon would give you a lot more flexibility. With the Gen10, even the x3421 only has 5,012 Passmarks. For a platform that previously supported Xeons, I'm not sure where they're going - but again, I don't really follow the Microserver line.
  13. HP Micro server gen10 x3216

    I'm not an HP Microserver expert, but I think we're talking about an AMD Opteron x3216 APU with 2,313 Passmarks. That's a pretty low end chip. It could run unRAID as a basic NAS but would not be capable of much transcoding - so you want to be sure your Kodi plan will work before purchasing it.
  14. is running a VM on old systems possible?

    A Q9650 and another two sticks of 2GB RAM would make a real difference - but it's a legitimate question whether it's worth spending the money at this point. I've gotten a few years out of my Q9550 and RAM upgrade, so I guess it was worthwhile. I've had a few "why did I throw money at this old system" moments, though.
  15. CPU & Mobo Recommendation

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