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Everything posted by LIGISTX

  1. Nothing at all wrong with trying to learn these things, but I wouldn't try and learn these things in a business environment. These are homelab type questions, not "uptime required to a company" type questions. I run a homelab specifically because I find these types of things fun, and it does translate to being better equipped to understand corporate networking and infrastructure questions. I started without much knowledge, and via youtube, trial and error, and lots of time, I have a relatively well set up homelab, managed networking, ESXi for virtualization etc etc. But that doesn'
  2. Google released info years ago stating they saw increased failure of drives over 50c. That was a few years ago at this point tho. 45 drives releases info every quarter about drive health and statistics. They are a great source of info for these types of questions since they have very detailed information and statistical analysis across tens of thousands of drives. I have not looked at their numbers often, but I bet they also saw under 50 is ideal. That said, 55 won’t kill a drive instantly. A buddy of mine runs a 24 bay NAS and his drives are typically over 55, and they hav
  3. It is. But decompression is easier to perform in most cases I believe. Either way, if it went from 100 to 5gb, that was mostly all 1’s or 0’s….. that is extremely compressible data and thus pretty easy for the CPU. But even if it’s all 1’s and 0’s consecutively, still has to write that out to the drive.
  4. CPU and hard drive. If you have a HDD and and not an SSD, the HDD will be a huge bottleneck since it had to write out 100GB… even an SSD would take a while to write 100GB.
  5. What are you trying to do..? It sounds like your trying to use this for streaming? I seriously doubt that camera will let you view the video feed over USB. You will need to use the what appears to be RCA based on the image you provided. Regardless of this tho, you wouldn’t ever plug HDMI source into your PC, your HDMI ports won’t accept a signal, they only send signals (unless you have a capture card with HDMI in).
  6. That has to be an RCA cable… at least that’s the signal it’s carrying. RCA is analog, not digital, so no chance of going to USB without some sort of analog to digital conversion.
  7. Check what BIOS you are on vs what the newest is. Do you still have your old CPU?
  8. If your modem has multiple Ethernet ports, it’s also a router… so if you have a router plugged into that and another router off that, your actually triple NATed… Why do you have a router in your room, plug one end directly into the modem/router and one end into your PC. I mean, that just isn’t right.
  9. You don’t really want to put a router behind another router, that puts your in a double NAT situation. The internet will work, but things like UPNP will no function correctly. You can google double NAT for for info. I am not sure I understand the setup. Why did you put a router on your room? Do you have a Ethernet wire directly from the main router going into this router? If so, just plug that into your PC and don’t use this, or plug it into one of the LAN ports of the router in your room and it will act as a switch which is what you would want if you want to plug multiple things i
  10. Just put everything in a single loop. Max amount of cooling capacity for all parts in the loop. Multiple loops is just for looks.
  11. Also of note, more VCCSA and VCCIO don’t necessarily lead to stability. There is a sweet spot for every CPU, and more isn’t by default better. RAM overclocking is a massive PITA, I would do some YouTubing, and if reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/wiki/ram/ddr4#wiki_corsair And I would also use better memory stressing programs, memtest isn’t bad, but there are better listed on that page as well.
  12. The modular cables, no. But they do have right angle power cables for the PSU’s main power, yes.
  13. The IMC lives on the CPU… it’s likely your CPU can’t handle RAM that fast. Remember, XMP speeds are not guaranteed to work, they are an overclock. You can try bumping system agent and VCCIO voltages to try and get it happy. Basically you will need to follow RAM overclocking tips. But it’s almost certainly not the mobo or the RAM, likely the CPU.
  14. i5 or Xeon may be a better option. Likely can find a used one for a good price.
  15. Is your ryzen 1600 machine your normal desktop? If you set up a NAS, what hardware would run it? I am confused as to how you plan to do this. The HBA is just used to add more drives to the machine, can be used either on your machine running storage spaces if you need more SATA ports, or can be used on your NAS if your NAS needs more ports. I don't quite understand what hardware you have access to and what hardware is running what. Its not that similar, it requires a linux terminal (I don't know if you can do it from within windows... I have only ever done it in linux.)
  16. Oh, one more thing to add.... if you have an actual RAID array set up, you can't just turn one drive off at a time like you said your doing. If a drive is lost from an array it will degrade the array. And again, to explain ZFS, if you want to add more drives, say you want to add 24 TB of space, you will need 5 drives if you want 1 drive redundancy. 4x8 = 24, 5th drive will be there for RAID Z1 redundancy (Z1 = RAID 5). This is why its not so easy, because you can't just add 1 drive at a time. You have to add an entire new vdev which needs its own redundancy.
  17. How does this work,,,, are you sure your actually getting all your usable space? RAID (unless its not RAID.... like UnRAID, thats why its named that...) requires all drives to be the same size, if they are not, all drives will "drop down" to the lowest size in the array. So if you have a RAID 5 with 8 TB's and a 2 TB, they all will act as 2 TB. What? What exactly do you want to do with the Pi? Why not just have the separate PC be a network attached storage (NAS)? You don't need anything on your main PC, you just add the server as a network share and thats that.
  18. This. Also, OP, this is why a HBA is the best option. HBA's are SAS cards, SAS is high performance and you can split a single SAS port out into 4 SATA ports. Enterprise solutions use SAS... Don't worry about slow downs, if there are any, it won't be due to the HBA. Just need to flash it to IT mode which is not difficult, plenty of guides online show you how. But if you don't feel comfortable with that (which is fair) folks sell them already flashed to IT mode for like 50-60 bucks. This will last you forever, will not be flaky, and will grow with you when you eventuall
  19. Pcie cards don’t care about the platform. Yes, your system can use a pcie sata card (but I’d really look into a HBA instead…) Networking stuff isn’t hard. All you need to do is set up a user, and then share the data. This is incredibly easy and plenty of YouTube tutorials can show you how depending on the file server your using. So yes, your file server can run a different OS and sit in your closet. My entire homelab is in a closet, no monitor plugged in, no GUI to even look at. It’s all managed over the network.
  20. Storage spaces is plenty scalable and is fine. It is a fine solution for your current requirements. Even if the OS does Bork itself, yes, you can import the storage space pool into a new OS (as far as I know…). ZFS is not easily scalable. ZFS stores data in pools made or up vdevs. To grow the pool you have to add new vdevs. Each vdev holds its own redundancy…. So if I wanted to add storage to my pool, I would need to get a bunch of drives, create a new vdev, and add that to the pool, you can’t just add a drive here or a drive there. Again… google will be your friend here. Freenas for
  21. Look at my first post. I give a decent description there. We are not going to be able to tell you everything there is to know, this will take time and research on your end to fully understand the systems and how they are implemented. You now have the tools to go do that learning; you know the right words to search such as Freenas, ZFS, unraid etc. Now you get to learn what’s different snd unique about them all They are all good, they just serve different purposes - windows storage spaces included. If your running out of sata drives, you can either get a cheap PCIe SATA
  22. Unraid is likely your best bet. But as others stated, it storage spaces is already setup and working for you… its not a bad solution. A fileserver is just that, it’s a server that holds data. There really isn’t much to get fancy with. What exactly are you looking to change? I run FreeNAS virtualized under ESXi, so I have multiple virtual machines running all doing different fancy things. Home automation, Plex server, docker containers, etc etc. but Freenas is just freenas. It holds all my data and serves that data up over SMB shares to my other devices. The fancy-ness is done outsi