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  1. That does matter I planned on having at least 1 SSD for catching and keep seeing write times for FreeNas and ESXi needs a sloth drive or something like that to make it not hurt the performance of writes. So ill look a little more into them and see what i can find but thank you again for the input!
  2. May I ask what the difference is between a few of these HBA, the LSI 9205-8i, 9207-8i, M1015? In the FreeNAS forum, I was linked a 9205-8i for an excellent cheap option? I can only find it on eBay though, and no info on google searches about it. The 9207-8i seems like a popular easy option to go, and I can get around $45 on eBay, that is about what I'm budgeting for this component. I've seen the M1015 floating around in a lot of topics as well though. Currently, I planned to spend $45 on a 9207-8i that is already in IT mode and update to latest firmware once I got it. Is there any reason to chose one over the other?
  3. Dang If I would have found/ saw this a few days ago would have been lovely haha because I'm currently building a FreeNAS box now too. My spear i7-6700 is on sale right now on eBay, and I planned on buying an old Xeon and old super micro MB and 16 GB or ECC ddr3 ram all for around 200ish and LSI 9207-8i for 55 and just have a FreeNAS box and an ESXi box and maybe mess with ISCSI to get them to talk. Now debating do I make a proper FreeNAS box or just get the 9207-8i and passthrough and pocket the extra cash... hmmm
  4. One thing, as a human, we learn pretty well from our mistakes. I bet you are fully aware of that now and anytime you do have to shut it down you double check, to make sure it doesn't happen again. I would like to say I hope I never make that mistake, but if I do I bet i only do it once haha
  5. Thank you, that's some seriously detailed information! After some more digging yesterday I found that running FreeNas on a VM might not work that great. So currently looking into building that out then just having an ESXi box with the listed hardware minus the drives, does that seem like a better idea to you? Then as you suggested, I can slap a 250GB SSD into the ESXi box and that should be enough correct? I If I go this route I won't have to worry about passing through any SATA controllers and the HBA can just be in the FreeNAS box. The only reason I'm able to do a FreeNAS build now is I came across a free i7-6700 recently and I'm selling it on eBay for 240 and with that, I'm able to get an Ivy bridge Xeon with the motherboard and 16 GBs of ECC ram along with 1 HBA LSI 9207-8i. Will just have to get another PSU out of pocket which I can swing. Seems this is the direction a lot of people have suggested to me in the past just didn't think it was possible until now.
  6. You hit the nail on the head, that's all I'm looking to do with it and have it be a daily/weekly backup on all machines in the house in case something happens. Does it need to be a Xeon and have ECC Ram though? that seems overkill I feel like the box won't be getting hard I wouldn't think other than maybe to stream a movie to the living room tv and maybe 1 other room at the same time. Would a newer chip work like the ryzen 1700 8 cores 16 threads can get those for under 100 now.
  7. I'll wait until leadeater chimes in but Ebay looks to be the way to go the LSI 9201-16i is $120ish and LSI 9207-8i is $40-60 ish can't see any reason not to just get 2 9207-8is i have the PCIE slots for them. But if it is like you said I would only need one then use the onboard 2 Intel and 2 AsMedia Sata 3 ports. Would it work if I used the Bare bone to put FreeNas on then put ESXi on top of that? Or just stick strictly to have a dedicated FreeNas box? sorry, I'm so new to this.
  8. would you mind linking the 16 port one as well? 8 ports would only work if i use 8 on the HBA and then 2 through the Motherboard. even on Amazon that LSI 9207-8is still run roughly $95ish
  9. That's all extremely helpful!! Okay so PfSense off the box entirely got it, and It will not be a good idea to VM FreeNas that is also really good to know. So, for now, I should just use Storage in the pool maybe make a file share on the Windows machine might be my best bet currently until I get more hardware to implement it correctly. As for the HBA do you have any suggestions? I've tried looking into them last night and got lost very quickly
  10. The 3770k is a 4 core 8 threads, and my plan is currently run ESXi as the hypervisor, and to start have if possible have FreeNas spun up and Plex server. Then plan on learning/trying/playing the other of boxes like PfSense / windows for active directory/test boxes if my set up cant handle that then it will stay as a FreeNas for backups for our PCs. but I'm not sure I can get all my drives up and going to raid them or not? so seeing what options I have today my power supply comes in and ill find out if the onboard 8 stat ports I have will even be seen or usable in ESXi, but even then I need to find a way to add the other 2 drives.
  11. The 3770k is a 4 core 8 threads, and my plan is currently run ESXi as the hypervisor, and to start have if possible have FreeNas spun up and Plex server. Then plan on learning/trying/playing the other of boxes like PfSense / windows for active directory/test boxes if my set up cant handle that then it will stay as a FreeNas for backups for our PCs. but I'm not sure i can get all my drives up and going to raid them or not? so seeing what options i have today my power supply comes in and ill find out if the on board 8 stat ports i have will even be seen or usable in ESXi, but even then i need to find a way to add the other 2 drives.
  12. Ultimately I'm looking to build the following servers: 1) Windows 2012 R2 Server (Active Directory) 2) FreeNAS (Storage) 3) pfSense (Firewall/Router) 4) Plex Media Server 5+) Various other VMs to refresh and/or learn Windows Server/AD/Linux/etc training as needed. I had my old gaming PC sitting in the closet and came into some free store and a NIC from work and want to make a home lab. Hardware is a follows CPU: i7 3770k RAM: 24 GBs 1600mhz Motherboard: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth PSU: Evga 750w Gold certified Nic: Intel Pro/1000 Pt Quad Port Store: 6 Seagate 2TB 7200rpm & 4 WD 2TB 7200rpm I have it in a Fractal Design r6 case so it all fits and I have ESXi 6.5 running off a USB. Now, onto why I'm making this post will what I want to do work? Or is there a better way to set it up? I'm fairly new to this side of everything and looking for any advice/direction. The FreeNAS will be used for shared storage and backups of all our devices. Currently, have roughly 2TBs of movies. Would at some point like to set up a home VPN so we can access our files from anywhere. And since this is all being housed in a Fractal r6 Case my MB only had 8 Stat ports how do I go about attaching all 10 drives correctly? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  13. It's showing the volume on. I've muted and unmuted it a few times every time I try watching a video to see if issue is still present.
  14. Switched from an Samsung s7 to pixel xl 2. First week on new phone could watch floatplane no issues. Now video plays fine but no audio. If I download the video audio works fine. It's just floatplane videos too. On both the forums and floatplane directly. If I go to Facebook or your though Chrome browser they work fine too. So far I have cleared cookies, Uninstalled chrome reinstall problem continues, checked audio settings In Chrome. Would like to get fixed before floatplane goes live I noticed I've resorted to waiting for videos to come out on YouTube lately. Please help
  15. The new Razer Blade why because it's amazingly small and powerful and slim, looks sexy too! Lady luck is usally not my friend hopefully that changes today. Looking to make a career change and this would be great to help me study for my CCNA exam. Wish me luck!
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