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  1. I am running version on Win 8.1 Pro. Windows Defender is enabled, no other real time AV/AS software is running. Plex, Google Drive, Mega, Veeam Endpoint and TeamViewer is the only other software running. All drives check out in Scanner, temps are good, no issues. I created a mem dump off that process (I hadn't restarted the service yet) and uploaded *edit: As I said, it was 1 folder with 115 subfolders at x2. After it changed only one subfolder was at x2 and I had recently written to that subfolder (added a TV episode). I had moved the data to that folder over the network
  2. Had my heart skip a beat, last night I had about 3.5TB of my 12.7TB pool available. I checked today an had 5.7TB available. I opened DrivePool to discover that a folder I had duplicated had changed to 1x and only 1 sub folder was duplicated. The folder contains 2.5TB of data with over 115 subfolders and as I said there was simply one folder in there at 2x. I have re-enabled duplication on the root folder and it's doing its thing. Scanner shows no problems and all drives are accounted for. I don't remember turning off duplication for the folder and I have no reason to...any thoughts?
  3. Thanks for the tip on the Blues, I wasn't aware it was not recommended. Fortunately it's in a Raid 1 with a backup to an external so I'm not terrible worried. A couple of SSDs, another 8GB and more WD Reds are definitely on the list, but if you couldn't tell, I'm on a budget Performance is more than adequate at this point of time and I feel like I have plenty of upgrade options moving forward. Thanks for taking a look!
  4. This is a follow up to some questions I had about hardware and I finally pulled the trigger. Here is what I ended up with. After saving money and credit points all year I ended up with some decent deals and a pretty overall low cost for what is essentially my primary source of digital entertainment. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TbNJRB) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TbNJRB/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34330) | Purchased For $24.98 **Memory** | [Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-kvr16n11h8) | Purchased For $11.55 **Storage** | [Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd30efrx) | Purchased For $115.00 **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd3200aaks) | Purchased For $30.00 **Case** | [Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl) | Purchased For $10.74 **Power Supply** | [Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450m) | Purchased For $64.00 **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370635003) | Purchased For $0.00 **Other**| Asrock H87WS-DL| Purchased For $109.00 | | **Total** | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $365.27 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-15 23:58 EST-0500 | The CPU/RAM/Case came to such ridiculous prices after applying credits to my purchase. The 320GB Blue 7200 was paired with my existing 320GB Blue to create a Raid 1 for Windows 8.1. I already had 2x 3TB WD Reds so I thought adding a third (for now, of course) would be sufficient. I had a 400w PSU but I wanted a modular gold, so I got one. Why the Fractal R4? Well, I got it for $10, it's by far the best case I have ever built in and it is completely silent. I might miss hot swap bays when I'm changing out HDDs, but I don't care, I like opening my case and fiddling around. So, overall, I spent about $50 out of pocket up front and I picked up an 18 month no interest credit card to pay off the remainer at $19 a month, sure beats a satellite bill. I took my existing 640GB out of the pool and turned it in to a backup for my OS install and other critical data. Coming from a Core 2 CPU with a crap sata controller on PCI-E 1x, this new system is so incredibly satisfying to remote in, manage media, transcode, it just does it all exactly how I envisioned it would. Oh and I like easy and Win 8.1 delivers that experience. Finally, here's some pictures: http://imgur.com/a/PN1xZ
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    Is ECC recommended?

    In the past for all my desktop builds I've usually put ~$100 into the motherboard as I felt that was a good price point for good quality on a budget and I still think that I'd go with the ASRock H87WS-DL. As for the G3220, I did some research and I did find that users could transcode one 1080p stream while still serving up a Subsonic stream to one user. While that seems limiting to some, for the foreseeable future that's all I need. I'm glad you brought it up and got my wheels turning because I was pretty tunnel vision on getting that CPU (It helps that the CPU will be free as I'm buying it with credits) The good news is I'm not pressed for time as my current rig is still trucking. I'm already about a month or two into research and am enjoying learning about all the different hardware.
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    Is ECC recommended?

    That really brings into perspective what my needs are and I have actually been eyeing an ASRock Rack mobo http://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=H87WS-DL for quite some time. It's about $110 and supports the Intel G3220 which is perfect for my Plex/Subsonic needs as I'm only serving up max 2 streams at one time. And it's very upgrade-able if I require more power down the road. Thanks very much for taking the time to respond. I feel a bit more empowered to make some decisions (finally).
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    Is ECC recommended?

    Thanks for the reply, that clears it up. I noticed your server is running a fairly pricey Supermicro board. Is there something different with the manufacturing process of server-grade boards that would make them a better choice for running a system 24/7? I understand the price is probably for the Xeon/ECC/C226 chipset but for my needs would a ~$150 'non-server-grade' ASUS mobo do the trick? I try to 'buy it for life' when it comes to core components and I don't think a $65 MSI mobo is going to hold up 5+ years @ 24/7 operation.
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    Is ECC recommended?

    Hello there. I have a home server running Windows 8.1 on an HP branded mobo and 4GB of ram powered by a Core 2 Duo. It's filled with 5 HDDs handled by Drivepool. This started as a trial run for DP with all these parts I had lying around and it has grown rapidly over the past 1.5 years. It's time for new hardware. I want more RAM and a new CPU for various needs (Plex, Handbrake etc) I can't decide on ECC RAM or not. I feel like it couldn't hurt, but would it be needed? This is a 24x7 box so is an Asrock server board H87WS that supports ECC for $110 going to be better than a $60 mobo? I would be just fine paying extra for the ECC supporting mobo but is it really necessary if I'm not running ZFS? With 12tb storage running 24x7 in Drivepool is it at a big risk of data corruption due to memory errors? I'm planning on using a G3220 CPU regardless of my mobo choice. My OS will move to 2 drives in RAID 1 using on board RAID My Drivepool will be 4x 3tb WD Reds Splurge for server grade for (supposedly) better quality and longer life or don't bother?
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