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  1. Good points but this CPU should be more than what I'll use it for.  khr2011 is showing stats for Emby and this CPU.  "I tried Emby with different videos on the same DS918+ and it transcodes 10bit 4k HEVC 60Mbps to 1080p h264 30Mbps perfectly with 25% processor usage"

    It will mostly be a DLNA music server, file server and a backup end point with the occasional transcode of 1080p to our Ruko in the bedroom. .   The FireTV direct streams everything I have.  


  2. I have same issue with drivepool and scanner.  I created a task that stops all stablebit services and turns them on at 1am to 5am.   You loose balancing and redundancy of files added while the drivepool  service is off and scanner isn't watching smart and scanning while it's off.  

    I have an old thread where this is discussed. 

  3. Thanks for the input.   I was looking at a QNAP as well but I don't want to switch to another backup service and the 6 bay models are pricey.  If I re-use an old SSD and move to a  pentium processor in can get this rig under 350.00.  Not sure if the Passmark is high enough though.  Will research. 

  4. I'm designing a replacement for my current server.  Goals are modest. Less heat and power draw than my existing server. Roles are  file server with drivepool, emby for media with very light encoding needs.  Local backups are with Macroum Reflect. Off site backups with Spideroak.  OS will be win 10 Pro. 

    My current rig is here:  

    New build:

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yhdVqk
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yhdVqk/by_merchant/

    Memory: Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($63.17 @ Amazon) 
    Case: Fractal Design - Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case  ($106.72 @ Newegg) 
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.73 @ Amazon) 
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  ($139.99 @ Other World Computing) 
    Other: ASRock Motherboard & CPU Combo Motherboards J3455B-ITX  ($73.93 @ Newegg) 
    Total: $437.54
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-16 10:30 EST-0500


    LSI SAS 2 port HBA flashed to IT mode. 
    Boot: PNY 120GB SSD
    Data Pool: 4 x 2TB WD Red  
    Backup Pool: 1x5TB Seagate (Shelled USB drive)

    When this is built my old rig goes up for sale. 

    My only thought is on the CPU. Could I go with a dual core Celeron for  about 80 bucks?  Will it handle a single encoding stream and not draw more power than the i3T? The Celeron will do fine as a file server. 

  5. I wonder if the latency experienced was due to the drive pass through. Everything I've read about hyper-v 2012 and newer is that drive pass through is slower than using vmdk. Glad it's working out.


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  6. Drive pool will show you:


    Free/duplicated space by drive, total pool capacity, Pool duplicated space, Pool unduplicated space and Pool free space. Here is a shot of my pool with 5x2TB WD Reds.  Default is 2x duplicateion with some folders set to 3x and some set to no duplication.  



  7. New install of Beta .651 on Windows 10. Only rebooted once not twice.  :(   Didn't have a new pool button, just an option to add drives so I clicked on the  + Add link for the D: drive, it hung at 95%.  When the pool was never created I cancelled the creation, then tried with the E: Drive.  This sat at 95%, then it appeared the pool creation canceled on it's own.  I have no pool and I cannot add the D: or E: drives as they error out saying they are in the pool already.   I found the article that I need to reboot 2x for Windows 10 after I tried creating the pool.  


    How do I remove the pool that exists but I cannot see and start over?


    [Edit] - I have rebooted 2x and no change in behavior.

  8. It's possible your cloud storage provider is dropping the connection because they see it coming from an annonymous/proxy IP range which is seen as an attack vector. I used PIA for 2 years and it never had a problem saturating my 50/10 cable connection. I connected via my router though. I stopped using it because I was bypassing more and more due to every day websits blocking the IP of VPN services. It sucks but hackers are asshole who use VPN services.



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  9. I have remote management enabled on my server.   I installed Stablebit on my laptop, chose a 30 trail license and when I click the pulldown for what machine to manage my server does not show up.   I perform the same action from my server and it does not see my laptop which also has remote management enabled.  No 3rd party firewall involved and I verified there is a rule in the windows firewall for Stablebit.  Should I have used my actual license?  I was under the impression remote management didn't require a license at all.    Both machines are running BETA

  10. I'm a huge fan of Macrium Reflect.  It will do drive images and/or file/folder backups.  Lots of built in plans with retention maintenance.  Pretty much set it and forget it.  I use it to backup all of my Client drives to my server.  I use Crashplan to push my data offsite.  It also has a local backup option but I have not tried that.  

  11. Here's my Server that finally replaced my Synology NAS


    CASE: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

    MB: Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H-CF

    CPU: Xeon E3 1245 v3

    RAM: 16Gb G.Skill PC3-1600 DDR3

    PS: Antec HCG-620M power supply

    OS: Windows 10 Pro

    OS HD: Toshiba 256GB SSD

    POOL1: 4 x 2TB WD RED - Media and office files with Duplication

    POOL2 1 x 2TB WD RED - PC Backups with no Duplication

    Backup Software: Crashplan for offsite backup of data.  Macrium Reflect for PC Backups

    Media Server:  Emby

    Other Software: BIONC - Atlas@home and World Computing Grid projects

    Future plan is to shrink the server's footprint with an ASRock Rack m-itx MT-C224 Motherboard and a Fractal Node 304 case.


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