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Everything posted by NelizMastr

  1. The Xeon v3 series is coming down in price as the servers that house them have passed the 5 year mark. That means they are being phased out at a very fast rate. That's the typical time a server is written off and replaced.
  2. Answer this question first: You really need to have the latest BIOS to be sure that your new GPU will be properly detected. If you're running an OEM machine, sometimes a whitelist is enabled, which means only cards on that list will work. HP, Lenovo and Medion are a few that used to do this.
  3. If you're using a Pre-UEFI motherboard (Intel 6-series or older / 2nd gen core i or AMD Phenom) with a modern UEFI only GPU (AMD Navi / RX4xx / 5xx, Nvidia Pascal / Volta / Turing) then this is expected behavior. Take the GPU out, boot from onboard if possible and upgrade your BIOS to the latest version and try again.
  4. This. Also, many NAS systems have settings for network discovery in their networking section in the management tool.
  5. Why do you need it to appear? You can map the shares you need in Windows Explorer without seeing it in network discovery. Also make sure your NAS is configured properly.
  6. But what is the OS drive here? Is that the Unraid OS drive or are we talking the OS drive of the VM running on top pf Unraid. That’s all I’m asking.
  7. No, storage spaces is a windows feature that makes software RAID easy. btw, are we talking unraid os drive or actually the VM’s OS drive? might as well just do the RAID on the pool the VMs reside on, that makes it unnecessary to have any other RAID in place anywhere else.
  8. You need a NTFS partition and use bootcamp for the entire process as it will inject the required drivers. if bootcamp doesn’t work properly, reinstall macOS and try again. You can do so through recovery without losing any data. Just don’t format the drive.
  9. Which CPU did AMD send? The old A-series APUs often go out of support once you update to the latest versions on many boards, meaning you need to swap CPUs to see a POST afterwards. Also, the Tomahawk should have a BIOS flash button on the board iirc and not need a boot kit.
  10. Update your UEFI, that might help. Also, Hyper-V won’t even enable if VT-x is disabled. As it’s required to even get it installed (unless you did it manually via command line, as DISM allows that.
  11. A single CPU server is all you need. No need for dual 8core Xeons for a file server that's maybe going to run one VM. 2 CPUs with just 32GB of RAM is also horribly mismatched. Go with 48GB of RAM instead (6x8GB for the best performance), that should be plenty and allow for expansion. I can't comment on the storage, as I don't have any clue what your storage needs are, but if you store 99% on that NAS, chances are you need just a handful of SSDs rather than a pile of HDDs. Better performance, reliability and similar cost.
  12. I don't go to the like of refurb centers and eBay. I usually find stuff like that on classifieds, gumtree/craigslist like websites etc. Pretty nice board. Xeon Scalable (Skylake/Cascade Lake) chips aren't cheap though, and a Xeon Silver 4114 is really nothing better than an E5-2620v4 which fits cheaper and older boards.
  13. ML350 G8 is often even cheaper. Saw one for €150 a while back. Same basic hardware, just more quiet and tower form factor.
  14. The 2600 is supported as of F20 : https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-A320M-S2H-rev-1x/support#support-cpu You need to install at least F20 before the PC will pass the POST with that CPU.
  15. You can use a SATA drive on a SAS bus, but not vice versa. You'll need a SAS controller.
  16. File access over WAN without noticeable latency is not possible unless you have a symmetric gigabit connection on both the remote and local locations. You can safely discard that requirement here. Unless you are willing to upgrade your connections on both ends. Also, it's generally a bad idea to do SMB over the internet, even SMB3, so it's recommended to also run a VPN service on this machine. L2TP/IPSEC, OpenVPN or SSTP are all decent options. Disk wise, you'd want a RAID solution that's both fast enough to edit off of and be reliable. RAID10 comes to mind. Also budget external storage or cloud storage to backup your data. For 8TB capacity in RAID10, take 4 4TB disks, preferably 7200rpm for better performance. Options: - Prebuilt NAS: DS418 Play - $425 - 4x Toshiba X300 drives - $420 - 2x external 8TB HDD for backup rotation $280 ----------------------------------- $1125 This is an all in one solution with low power draw. It'll do VPN as well as store all of your files.
  17. CPU wise, it needs to be Intel, GPU wise, it needs to be AMD Polaris or Navi pretty much. WiFi/BT need to be broadcom etc. so no, you can't fit any hardware. macOS doesn't support of off the shelf generic PC parts.
  18. I used to have one of these bad boys
  19. Wouldn't be surprised if it's above the ceiling. Do you have one of those ceilings with removable tiles? Look up there in the most likely spots.
  20. These kids don't appreciate the gold, brown, purple and green PCBs of yesteryear
  21. One thing I haven't seen in this post is your backup strategy. You should be aware of the fact that RAID is not a backup solution, but rather a means to improve availability and continuity of your data. You still need to backup the data in the array somewhere safe. Also budget that in your $700AUD spending limit.
  22. 1440p 75Hz should be about perfect for the RTX2070S/RX5700XT, so that'd be a good place to start.
  23. I'd opt for the RX5700XT instead if you're considering a 2070 series, as the Radeon card is cheaper and performs similar across the board. Neither card will pull 1440/144Hz in every game though, so if that's a priority, look at the 2080 series instead.
  24. What you need to do is the following: - Install Samba - Configure a shared folder on said harddrive Then follow this guide: https://www.imore.com/how-use-time-machine-backup-your-mac-windows-shared-folder You can't map an entire harddrive to be used for time machine over the network on Linux. It can be done on a Synology NAS for instance, but other choices are slim.
  25. A tower server like the HP ML350 G8 would also be a good option. They are becoming rather cheap while offering much improved performance and efficiency over the ancient G6/G7 servers and the Dell R700/710 and tower equivalents. If you don't need remote management, you can get by with a DIY solution with a cheap board from AliExpress and a used Xeon E5v2 CPU, an HBA and a case.