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otispresley last won the day on October 24 2017

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    I stream 4k Blu-Rays fine from my DrivePool using Kodi on my Shield TV box. The issue you run into is that even though you have multiple disks that are the same manufacturer and model, their performance may vary. Make sure your 4k streaming files are on your fastest disks in the pool by doing file placement rules. The other factor in streaming is network. You will definitely want to do Gigabit Ethernet rather than wireless when you want to stream 4k Blu-Rays. If you have duplication enabled on you pool, make sure Read Striping is enabled. You will need to test your Ethernet network using
  2. Those are exactly the same drives I had, and I had 20 of them! They were horrible for me. I have 0 left. Out of the 20, I maybe pulled 3 from the system that didn't at least have SMART warnings. Over the years, I submitted RMA's and over time, the RMA's started to have problems. Since then, I have been buying Toshiba 3TB and HGST 6TB NAS drives and have never had to RMA one. They have been running perfectly with no issues whatsoever. Because of my experience, I will probably never buy a Seagate desktop drive again. I would assume that their Enterprise drives are still solid though.
  3. Well, I really have 25 drives. 4 are SSDs sitting inside the case (1 SSD for the OS and 3 in a RAID0 for VM storage), one is in a drive dock for backups, and the 20 in hot swap bays are in DrivePool. 9 of my drives are still 3TB and 11 are 6TB. Once I get one more 6TB, I do plan to start a RAID50 and expand it over time as I upgrade the remaining 3TB drives.
  4. Here is some stuff from a search on Newegg: Cases RAID Cards Server Motherboards My setup is not as big as what you want. It is 20 drives, but I am currently using an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 Motherboard with two E5-2680v2 CPUs and 256 GB DDR3-1866 Registered ECC Memory. I hope this helps!
  5. I believe it is still the case that Hyper-V does not support passing of SMART data, so you cannot get it with disk pass-through. You would have to use Christopher's solution of running Scanner on the host and in the VM, which is what I did with Hyper-V 2012 R2 as well. My setup on Server 2016 is different as I am running the Standard version with Essentials enabled with DrivePool and Scanner running on the host. I have VM's for everything else with mounts to the pool.
  6. Wow! How do you ever find anything to watch?
  7. I have not tried since Tech Preview 4. I had tried passing through my Highpoint RR 2760A, but it did not work. It is quite a process as seen here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-for-deploying-devices-using-discrete-device-assignment and here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2016/07/14/passing-through-devices-to-hyper-v-vms-by-using-discrete-device-assignment/ This article shows how it is done for a graphics card: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/deploy/deploying-graphics-devices-using
  8. I encoded all of mine to HEVC video in an MKV container with no perceptible loss in quality. Choosing MKV was due to a bug with FFMPEG and copying PGS subtitles as binary data in the M2TS container. BUT, MKV does not support LPCM audio, so I had to convert those tracks to PCM at whatever bit depth and endian the source had. Overall, it resulted in just over 50% space savings. Here is what I have using less than 24 TB on the pool and being served by Emby: Movies Episodes unkown 0 0 < 480P 0 0 480P 149 39 720P 0 24 1080P 1
  9. Yeah, you definitely didn't have to go through all that trouble. There are 2 options with ESXi...pass through the individual disks, or if all drives on your controller are for DrivePool, then you can pass through the entire controller. See here: RDM (In the GUI client) Pass-Through controller
  10. I can confirm that this issues is now fixed for me in the newest beta. Both drives are now reporting Healthy after a rescan.
  11. I am just following up to see if Alex has had a chance to look into this one. Just let me know if you need more information from me.
  12. LOL! Nobody even uses it anymore since I stopped playing all the MMORPG games. I don't know why I am still keeping it around. Yes, this is certainly possible. You will have to allow VPN passthrough at your router in order to do it, and you will need to enable split tunneling so all the servers traffic doesn't go across the tunnel. My router supports site-to-site VPN, so I just connect to a couple of my friends that way instead. Whether a physical machine or a VM, they are just hosts on the network, so nothing changes with RDP or the way you do it. I RDP into my work machine f
  13. @Umfriend I have this same setup at home. Here is very briefly how it is done: Install Server 2016 Standard on your server hardware as normal (USB key, DVD, etc) Once it is up and running, go to Server Manager and install the Hyper-V role A Hyper-V option will then appear in Server Manager where you can right-click on your server and start Hyper-V Manager to configure networking and create/manage virtual machines. When creating a VM, it takes you through a wizard where you configure its characteritics, the most common being CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network You have a few options when it comes
  14. It is very possible, but I had been using pass-through disks for years under both ESXi and then under Hyper-V with no issues until I started trying to record multiple live TV streams at once (only on Hyper-V). All my file transfer speeds from my desktop to the server were always around 112 MB/s, which is about max sans overhead for Gig-E. It would likely have been the same thing transferring multiple files simultaneously, but I rarely ever did that. I was leaning toward drivers under Hyper-V Server because I had just switched to it from ESXi because my HighPoint card was not supported, and I d
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