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About mrbilky

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    Philadelphia - Yep Go Eagles!


  • CPU
    Ryzen 1800x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair VI
  • RAM
    G-Skill Rip Jaw 3200
  • GPU
    ASUS Strix GTX 1080
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Maker Case 5t
  • Storage
    Samsung m.2 960 Pro 512GB
  • PSU
    Thermaltake 750 Watt Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
  • Display(s)
    X3 Acer 23" 1080P
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech ? & Razer Firefly Cloth Edition Gaming Mouse Mat
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  1. mrbilky

    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    Yep was going to remove just thought I'd get a view on leaving it in I have no need for it at present so might go that route and sell it
  2. mrbilky

    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    So another question can I abandon the perc6i card in place disconnect the cables and place the new HBA in an open slot? seems likely it would not be a problem but might spam me with errors?
  3. mrbilky

    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    Cool should be here today and yeah I ordered both cables
  4. mrbilky

    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    stupid question but will I run into any issues with an HBA that supports 8 2x4 drives connected to a 6 drive backplane? putting an lsi HBA in this dell r710
  5. mrbilky

    Replacing perc6i with lsi HBA

    Nice so I guess to prep for its removal I should prolly delete any raid config thats on it, still would like to try something different in way of the os it currently has windows server 2016 trial but I'm not going to pay that kinda money when it expires so I'm not going to invest the time with it I have an unRAID server thats rock solid so I could got that route as the HBA I ordered is already flashed to it mode but thinking of learning a linux server distro any thoughts on that subject
  6. I have an LSI HBA ordered for my newly acquired dell R710 has anyone on here done this my question is can I pull the perc6i and install the HBA into its pcie slot? is it even a pcie slot or proprietary port? off to youtube to see if I can find anything any help appreciated!
  7. mrbilky

    Server NAS

    Take a look at my signature below I built mine out of a prebuilt and its rock solid as a NAS/HTPC-Plex/VM's and by the way server racks are retarded expensive!
  8. mrbilky

    Do you have a NAS?

  9. mrbilky

    Remote Access on UnRAID

    You can do what I do and port forward your unRAID server and run teamviewer its a quick and less painful way of accessing you unRAID box I had loads of problems and just never seemed to get openVPN to run on it but it is due to me more so than unRAID itself
  10. mrbilky

    Can I Use an Old Computer as NAS

    See my signature for my NAS its an unRAID server NAS/HTPC from my old i7 6700 prebuilt and works like a charm but you specs are teetering on not supporting much and would probably cause you grief have you looked at refurb enterprise servers I just picked one up for $300 with sas drives and dual cpu's but you can get them much cheaper and will just work right outta the box
  11. mrbilky

    unRaid License bound to Thumbdrive?

    They recommend the small sandisk Cruzer fit as it is as small as a keyboard dongle I have mine internal by buying a usb 2 cable that allows me to install it onboard and you plug the usb into that, remember that unRAID initially boots from the usb into memory and then it operates continually from memory until such time as you shut down the server so the wear life on the usb is very minimal If your USB Flash boot device fails, you can transfer your registration key to a new USB Flash device initially at any time, and subsequently up to once per year. I also believe they still recommend that you insert it into usb 2 but that may have changed in recent updates
  12. mrbilky

    What drives to use in a budget data server

    Yep 7 here and the reds are doing a fine job! I did have problems with a seagate drive I used as parity
  13. mrbilky

    CPU lever

    Word! that happened to me thank god it didn't hurt anything, always give the cooler a twist with a PGA cpu
  14. mrbilky

    HDDs for a home NAS

    NAS drives are made for 24/7/365 operation if you don't plan running it all the time go with the cheaper drives as they will work fine but if your pushing this thing and value your data then I would spend the money on the reds and build a proper server
  15. I just got a Dell R710 with 4 450GB sas drives dual xeon quad cores redundant psu's ipmi port a perc6 raid card and a 4 port nic for $339 shipped and you can go cheaper got mine here: https://www.ebay.com/usr/savemyserver