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NAS/PLEX Server Upgrade – Where Do I Go From Here?

NAS/PLEX Server Upgrade – Where Do I Go From Here?

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  1. I have the same case, and also toyed with HBAs, and went through a long journey of trying to get something to work. First, I tried my existing H200, which I pulled out of an old server. Ran way too hot. Then tried a Zitayuod SATA card, which never worked. Just today returned an H310 I got off of eBay. The next step is to try another H310 or Syba SATA board [https://www.provantage.com/syba-multimedia-si-pex40139~7SYBB1A6.htm](https://www.provantage.com/syba-multimedia-si-pex40139~7SYBB1A6.htm)

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    After much research, I found that the H310 runs MUCH cooler than the H200. It actually could run without fans, which is really what I’m going for, since noise suppression was a huge factor in the design of my NAS, and why I went with the R5 (and it really is incredibly quiet!) Most users who’ve done this report using some sort of fan, if only a 40mm ziptied directly to the H310, or perhaps replacing the H310’s heatsink with a larger one.

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    As for RAID, it’s not a backup. As someone who works with enterprise servers for a living, it’s a mixed bag at best. Its exclusive purpose is to enhance availability. It doesn’t protect against deletions, errors, malware, crypto, etc. What I’m about to say applies certainly to hardware RAID. I know less about ZFS, etc.

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    But what people who don’t work in the enterprise space don’t know is that RAID also considerably complicates recovery, especially if it’s something other than a drive that fails. What happens when the controller croaks? Either you gotta find a similar or better controller, or you’re hosed and have to recover from backups. What happens if the host dies? RAID doesn’t mean shit again. What happens if you pop two drives and put them in the wrong slots? If your controller doesn’t support roaming, you’re hosed and have to rebuild the array from backups if you can’t figure out what goes where (don’t laugh, this is easy to do if you have more than a few drives and you didn’t label them.) At least, without RAID, I can pop any old drive into any new host in any slot and be back in business in minutes.

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    Honestly, you’d be MUCH better off spending the money you’d spend on parity drives putting them in a second host and backing up to that, or investing in an offsite backup solution. Something that does protect against deletions, errors, malware, crypto, etc.

  2. How many users do you have? I’ve always been lead to believe that the best course of action for transcoding was either a P2000 or intel processors running UHD630 or better which I believe is most gen 6 processors and above?

  3. unRAID is perfect for Plex media. You’ll only need one parity drive for your entire storage pool.

    Most of my media is Plex stuff as well, which I consider easily replaceable. An 8TB drive died last week, but I took my time replacing it (shopped around). Rebuilding the data itself took 18 hours. No panic.

  4. Remove that waterblock. You want to have as less maintenance on a NAS as possible.

    Next step after this I’d start working on 10GBe networking. Transferring this much data up / down on 1Gbe line takes days.

    Also have a backup for the most important stuff to a different place that is not next to your NAS.

  5. Maybe sell the gpu and replace it with a cheap Quadro P400 if your current one is only used for transcoding duty?

    Single slot, compact, less power hungry and able to do things like HDR tonemapping perfectly.

    I’ve added one to my unraid server, and it’s been shrinking my movies/TV shows to .h265 using Tdarr brilliantly and pulls transcode duty when needed.

  6. Sorry for double commenting but I would do some tests to see if you could do without the GPU. In Plex, you can optimize entire movie folders for streaming at lower bitrates (if you have the space for the optimized versions). With the electricity bills in my country, I would choose power effeciency over computing power. i5-2500K is no slouch, I am fine on a i5-4570 / RX460.

    A sidenote, Nvidia has end-of-life’d the GTX 7 series from further driver updates. Perhaps a good time to sell, recouping some costs?

  7. I’d check the motherboard’s BIOS to see if any update is avaliable. ASUS states enhanced reliability with PCI-e devices in some of their notes: [https://www.asus.com/SupportOnly/P8H67/HelpDesk_BIOS/](https://www.asus.com/SupportOnly/P8H67/HelpDesk_BIOS/)

  8. Sorry for the wall of text, but if anyone has some time to read though and make sure I’m on the right path, it would really be appreciated…

    After snagging two more WD 14TB drives last week, [I figured it was time to upgrade my NAS/Plex server.](https://i.imgur.com/oBklw7t.jpeg) Mainly because I didn’t have any more room in my old case, and also because the “cable management” was less than ideal / nonexistent.

    The transfer went pretty smoothly thanks to the modular PSU and Fractal R5s design, but I do have a few questions about where to go from here. I’m currently running Windows 10 with an i5-2500k processor, 24GB of DDR3 ram, and a GeForce GTX 770 to help with transcoding. My docker containers for Sonarr, Radarr, etc are running in a Hyper-V ubuntu VM.

    First things first, I need to get the two new drives in the case, but don’t have any SATA ports left on the mobo. After searching through some old treads on this sub, I ended up ordering a Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA flashed to IT mode from “Art of Server” on ebay along with some mini-SAS to SATA breakthrough cables.

    Questions:

    * **Was this an ideal purchase for getting more drives connected?** My understanding was that this is preferred over a “RAID controller” in order to maintain proper transfer speeds.

    * **Is the heat going to be an issue?** The GPU is a little “beefy” but I believe the SAS HBA should be able to fit into the [PciEx16 at the bottom…right?](https://i.imgur.com/lscqY68.png) I bought a Noctua 40mm fan just in case, just not sure how I’m going to attach it if needed.

    Next up…switching from Windows 10. My understanding is that since this PC is only being used for storage/Plex streaming, Windows 10 is a pretty “bloated” choice for an OS. I read through a bunch of threads comparing unRaid, TrueNAS, OMV, etc until my head was spinning. I ended up leaning towards unRaid because of the docker container support and sheer amount of tutorials from “SpaceInvader One” in case I get stuck. I also like the idea of being able to run different VMs concurrently.

    Questions:

    * **Is it a dumb choice to switch to unRaid if I don’t plan on using it’s RAID features?** Most of my data is Plex media, and I have no intention of backing it up. I plan on indexing the media daily, so if a drive crashes I at least have a list of files to grab again.

    * **Will switching OS even help with Plex Transcoding / Plex Server performance?** The main reason I want away from Windows 10 is to free up CPU usage for transcoding. Will this switch make any noticeable difference?

    I’m sure there are some other questions I meant to ask, but if y’all could provide any insight or concerns about my current gameplan, it would be very helpful. Thanks!