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  1. What does this mean: Intel Optane memory can only accelerate SATA-based drives (SSD, SSHD, HDD). You can use it with 2.5", 3.5", or M.2 form factor drives as long as they're connected with chipset lanes. I have no idea what it means when it says it has to be connected to chipset lanes... https://intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023994/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-memory.html
  2. So I'm running out of room on my 1TB hard drive and I wish to move all the data from that drive to a new 4TB drive. The data that is on the 1TB drive I want to move is mostly just steam games and saves along with other programs. My OS is on a different drive so I won't be moving that. Would I be able to copy and paste from the 1TB to the new drive or is there a different way of transferring without corrupting data? Thank you. Please only respond if you know what you're talking about.
  3. I'm Australian. I'm not sure if that matters, but before people start talking about US/Canada all in one solutions, it's impossible to freight something for cheap. I've tried searching the forum, and and I can't seem to find a comprehensive answer to a question I only just realized I need to ask before buying a home server. I'm looking at picking up on Ebay an old 16Bay rack mount NAS server. It's internals are unimportant for now because they are all up-gradable and I haven't bought anything yet, I've just been looking for a case on the cheap for a while, but I'll list them for the sake of something to work with: ASUS Z8NA-D6C Xeon E5620 x2 24GB ECC RAM 10GbE Now, my question is in regards to drive maintenance, and adding drives to the pool after initial setup. Everyone seems to be in agreement that you cannot add more drives to a FreeNAS pool, except when you can in a specific way. *Confused face* My plan is to use the server to stream TV, Movies and music to the rest of my house. My current setup: 2011 MacMini 500GB HDD via Sata - OS 1TB HDD via USB2 - Music Storage 3TB HDD via Thunderbolt - Burstcoin 4TB HDD via Thunderbolt - Burstcoin 4TB HDD via Thunderbolt - Downloading drive and TV Show overflow 4TB HDD via Thunderbolt - Movie Storage 8TB HDD via USB3 - TV Show Storage Sonarr for TV Shows Safari for everything else PIA for VPN Plex for streaming I'd like my new system to emulate the same functionality that I've been working with since 2016, as this system just works. I would like to, however, enhance the capabilities somewhat. I have no backups. I don't have any more hdds, and if i did I have no more ports to use *facepalm* My biggest concern moving into the NAS arena, is expandability. I'm obviously not going to go out and buy 16 brand new 12TB drives just so I can have the best system from the start. I want to have something serviceable with little upfront cost, and expand as my needs do. My initial purchase will most likely include 2x8TB drives, but I might be able to get 4x4TB for a cheaper per TB price, so that's not set in stone. Then once I have something set up and move all my current data onto the server, I think I plan on cannibalizing the rest of the HDDs in my house for extra space "for now" with a big plan to replace all repurposed drives, but don't know how that is exactly going to work. All I want is a server that has enough redundancy that if I pull out 1 drive, I can replace it without loosing all the data. A system I can add a drive to, two to three times a year without requiring I obtain just as many TB of external HDDs to backup all my data too. Something like this https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/919-expand-a-raid-volume sounds right up my alley, but this is talking about Windows 2003 Server. Is this possible on FreeNAS? I'm new here, be gentle if this is in detail somewhere on the forum.
  4. Hey, my think my windows made a new partition after i updated to the new update (1803). So far that's not a problem you might think. BUT the new partition just has 449mb... and has about 409mb used so windows can kill my damn nerves with DAMN NOTIFICATIONS that my drive is nearly full. Ok... so how do i delete the extra partition and should i even do that? This is getting out of control... why does it need another partition?!?!?! (yes.. i'm salty) Edit: I can't even delete it by right clicking it... when i really should not/can't delete it... what can i do against the damn notifications? (And no, i wont turn down the volume. That's just not how it works)
  5. NAS Drives

    Hello I am having a bit of a dilemma as I am looking to get a NAS drive for my home. This is mostly for me as I would like to back up and store videos and photos that I take as a hobby but I would also like this to be a shared drive for my family where anyone can add a file to this shared drive that anyone can access as well as every single one of us having our own space within the NAS to add to whenever we want. there is a mixture of MAC and PC users so it would need to be able to work on both. I am pretty computer literate this is just a topic that I am not very familiar with so I would like some advice on this. thank you in advance for any ideas and suggestion that any of you may have.
  6. Types of storage?

    Just wanted to ask,What are the types of storage for a PC? Because while watching a video i heard the guy say boot up drive and it made me wonder if there were other drives which serves specific purposes for the pc? and should i buy different types of drives?
  7. Quick simple question I have 2 Samsung 850 evo 250gb and I disable raid and reinstalled because my system keeps detecting them as a normal HDD and the disk defrag tool defraged them not optimized them as you can use trim optimization. That is my issue my ssd's are all detected are normal 7200rpm drives not ssd while in RAID 0 is there a driver or something I need Using motherboard Raid Controller Board: MSI Z97 PC Mate 1150 ___________ Also what is the best RAID 0 Stripe size 64k ? 128k for best performance. ___________ Specs MSI Z97 PC Mate 1150 Nvidia GTX1070 G1 8GB 32GB DDr3 1600mhz ram Intel Core i7-4790 Non K 2x Samsung 850 Evo 250GB 1x 3TB Seagate HDD 120mm Water Cooler CPU
  8. Tier 1 -WD Gold Enterprise (Used in NAS devices) -WD VelociRaptor (Built for gaming, not commonly used due to it's small capacity) -Seagate IronWolf NAS (Can be used for storing games and files if you don't own a NAS but require a large amount of storage, could receive long warranty due to the fact that these hold a large amount of data) -Toshiba X300 (Good drive, bad warranty) -WD Black (Receive your best performance in games for a decent price, recommend for a high budget build) -Seagate Barracuda Pro (On the same scale as the IronWolf but with longer warranty, a little more pricier) -WD Red (A reliable drive, but only runs at 5400RPM unless you upgrade to the Red Pro or IronWolf) -WD Red Pro (Good overall performance, optimized for a NAS, Top-end capacity could be higher) Tier 2 -Seagate Firecuda Desktop/Mobile (Includes SSD NAND Flash for faster speeds, not recommended if you tend to do a lot of writing with the drive) -WD Blue Desktop (A good reliable drive that has been used for many years, recommended when sticking to a budget) -Seagate Barracuda (A good reliable drive that has been used for many years, recommended when sticking to a budget) -Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 (Good drive, could improve on power consumption and warranty) -WD Mainstream (Basically a re-branded WD Blue but with RPMs that vary) -Seagate Constellation ES.2 (Long warranty with a high capacity, weak performance of the 3TB Constellation ES.2 SAS drive) -Toshiba P300 (Good drive, not much else to say) Tier 3 -WD RE3 (Mainly a enterprise drive, but it's good in consumer devices. Has had issues with read/write speeds) -Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 (Decent performace for a good value, not as fast as some competition) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What to look for in buying a Hard Drive: - Review the item before buying it instantly - Pricing is a big factor in this, make sure you don't overpay, ask a forum community for information - Try to buy a drive over 1TB storage if you plan to use this for large files and games. (Games range anywhere from 2GB to 100GB Average, so you would want to make sure you will have a large drive for your games) - Don't buy used! You never know if the drive has been dropped, damaged, worn out. Drives are cheap at your nearest computer store most of the time - Keep your receipts if your drive is defective (People like to throw out there receipts before they get home and test it, ends up being fried) - Don't leave consumer drives or your computer on 24/7 if you aren't using it for any specific purposes, your drive hours will decrease and it will be a waste) - Consider if you want to buy a large capacity Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive. Some people have it in there budget. - Be aware of the type of interface, whether it's 3.5" or 2.5". You will mainly see 5.25" for DVD/CD Drives or Add-ons for the front of your PC. - Don't buy a External Hard Disk Drive, these aren't meant to game of them, and you will more then likely experience stuttering because you are running this through a USB, and are more so for accessing files on the go.
  9. Bypass HDD format

    Cause of the windows 10 creators update, I have to downgrade windows off my USB, but then I'll have to format my secondary HDD full of games, anyway to bypass that?
  10. I have unraid 6.4 with the most recent version of unassigned devices. I added a WD 1tb purple drive that I want to have shared but not part of the array. I installed the drive and it does display in the unassigned devices menu and is formatted to ntfs and i have enable auto-mount and share but I can still not see the share when I navigate to the tower on another computer. Is there something that I missed? I watch a video after messing with it for a while and they were able to do the exact same thing and have the drive show up on the network. Any help would be very much appreciated.
  11. Wiping system drives

    I am going to wipe all of my system drives, as they are just driver filled hell-holes right now. I spent $200 on Windows 10 Pro, and I dont want to lose it or the key, how would I back this all up? Like just Windows, thats it. Responses greatly appreciated
  12. While using Chrome Canary (developer version of chrome) I am experiencing 100% disk usage with it writing at a maximum writing at a maximum of 82.1 kb per second over a 1 minute period and a maximum of 139 kb per second reads what is happening.
  13. 2 USB Drives in Raid?

    How would I go about putting 2 usb drives into a raid configuration? I know it's dumb and there's no point to doing it but I wanted to try it anyway.
  14. Rackmount or tower case

    Hi there, I have a small question. I am running a FreeNAS box for storage and server applications (Plex, Vpn, ...) it has an i5-2400, a µATX mobo, a 8 port hba, a 2 port nic, a 3x5.25" to 4x3.5" hdd adapter and most importantly 10 hdds. All of this is currentyl housed inside a horrible CoolerMaster k380 which could hardly be less suited. So with Christmas just around the corner I was thinking about upgrading. The question is now wether to go for a rackmount case like this or this one whithout rachmounting it or a large tower case like the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Rev. B. Thank you for your thoughts and opinions in advance.
  15. Hi Folks, Okay, so I have been Googling all day, got a hold of M$ and they want $450 to help cause it Server 16. I am a student, and got a legit copy of Server 2016 Database. Great right? SO I build a brand new PC for the first time. After a few false starts this mornign, I got the PC together, and have a BIOS. Now the problems; Apparently, the OS install can't see the drives. A SSD and a HDD. So, I find somewhere it says, don't hook them together the first time, install the OS first on the want you want. So, did that. Didn't work. Checked all the connections. All good. Someone said the drives need to be formated for the first time. Okay, makes sense. But, all the tutorials are for exsisting systmes with a GUI. I can't get to that point. So, new build, drives not showing up in BIOS, can't install OS without drives. Here is my setup; Prodigy M case Asus Prime B250M-C mobo Pentium G4400 PNY Anarchy 2400 16GB RAM Aigo 240 water cooler EVGA 450 power supply & a Western Digital 1TB Green 7200 HHD (for files) a Western Digital 120GB Green SSD (for OS) My guess is that I need to format the drives somehow. Fine, makes sense. How do I access them on a brand new build. Thanks for any incoming help Happy Thanksgiving
  16. I have a Lenovo Idealpad 110 (https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-100-series/Lenovo-IdeaPad-110-17IKB/p/88IP1000780) with only the HHD drive of 500Gb, and I want and SSD but the laptop don't have a m.2 slot and I don't want to lose the 500Gb of storatge that I already have. Thas why I thought to buy one adapter (like these: Link on Amazon) to use an SSD 2.5'' instead of the optical drive. I don't quite know if it's compatible with my laptop or if is somewhere a good idea. Would be a good way to have both drives? Wich model should I buy? Thanks for the help.
  17. Hi, I just, out of nowhere got a porblem with my Windows 10 Explorer. I dont even know how to describe this Problem. I have attatched a video so you can see yourself. Please help me. I hope you guys know how to fix this, without reinstalling windows. I appreciate your help. Thank you 20171007_140117.mp4
  18. About a year and a half ago I built my PC which I am still using today, and I am now considering building a new system but keeping my old hard drives. Couple of questions, will there be any problem when I use my old hard drives with my files and OS still in them, i have two (1 500GB and 1 1TB both partitioned in halves)? If ever I can't just plop them all in a new system, since they have to adapt to new hardware, can I just clean my OS partition in the 500GB drive and install a fresh OS? If so, will there be any problems using/accessing my files in the other partitions/drives? I installed Windows 8 single language when I built my current PC, can I use the Win 8 CD again to install windows on the clean partition? Last question, would I still be able to have Windows 10?
  19. Oops I messed with Windows...

    When changing the Videos library location to a videos folder on my hard drive, I accidentally made the location the drive alone. This creates a loop where I cannot change the location because it is attempting to put the "Videos" (the entire drive) in a folder on that drive. I get an error like "Can't put a parent directory in a child directory" or something like that. Any way to revert the Videos library to its old form so I can fix it? Sincerely yours, the dumba**.
  20. Raid help

    So am i putting together a build and was thinking to try my hand at raid, now i know a little about raid but not as much as i used. so just a quick question. raid 0 is the fastest and requires 2 drives, that much i know, BUT im want to make it where its still as fast as raid 0 but has redundancy, anyone able to hlep me out?
  21. RX 480 crashes and 10k% power usage?

    So i have some issues with my xfx rx480 and i need someone to tell me what the heck is going on. So first of all since i bought my gpu i can hear a static noise in my headphones when the gpu is under load and nothing fixes it. And it is most likely also not a power socket issue. I learned to live with that static but now that my pc sometimes gives me a blackscreen when im playing games. Blackscreen, but i can still hear the ingame music and when i hit my pc's power button it does not turn off so i have to manually unplug the psu when crashing. And then i noticed something in msi afterburner, something quite frightning. Have a look at the picture: ITS SKY HIGH?!? Also when i then for instance scroll a webpage the % goes up by about 3000. And when playing game it hangs around 100k%. The static noise in my headset is also louder when playing games and i can hear a soft brrrrt noise when scrolling a webpage. I tried alot of stuff. I installed the latest drivers i tried diffrent powercables and tried plugging it into diffrent sockets. I know this post is kinda all over the place but forgive me, english is not my first language **EDIT**: I can also somehow not control my Voltage and memory clock and such in msi afterburner anymore. **EDIT 2** I forgot maybe the most important thing, Ill add a picture of an error Radeon settings gave me about Radeonwattman.
  22. Hi LTT community, So for a while now my PC would randomly crash and shutdown before rebooting itself. Upon reboot I get a A2 error code (should be something to do with my drives) but it continues to boot into windows anyways and appears fine. Sometimes it will shut off again and other times it will be fine for hours before having another episode. Initial research into the problem suggests its a power issue but my PSU seems to have a decent review being 80+ gold and 750W should be enough for my uses (no OC). Recently the intervals between when it randomly shuts off is occurring more frequently. The question is, where should I being troubleshooting? Should I see if the drives is causing the crash or get a new PSU and see if that stabilizes it? Or does anyone have any other insight i'm missing over? Thanks for any help you can offer. - Phil Parts: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/8JwKJx
  23. I was bored and so I decided to partition my hard drive and install Ubuntu, but it went wrong. It created some other partitions, and now I am really confused. I just want it so I have my SSD for OS and HDD for other stuff. Please help, here is an image of how it is now: http://imgur.com/a/5EHZm but I don't know what the Recovery Partition and EFI system partitions are. I want to add the 94 GB unallocated back into drive D. I don't know why D is green either. Please help
  24. AMD drivers screwed my OBS

    can somebody please give proper instructions on how to use radeon crimson and also how do i switch the graphics setting in the preferences,my OBS shows only black screens on monitor capture, only games which work with graphics card come in windows capture, i want to be able to use my intel graphics setting too, but i don't know how to...... i am very new to this field and i want to be a able to make OBS work properly so i can record Asphalt 8 and minecraft again
  25. SHALINI SAXENA - 3/13/2017, 11:11 AM https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/magnetic-storage-reaches-the-atomic-level/ This article begins with a simple explanation of how magnetic storage generally works, which seems rather fitting and goes as such: Obviously this technology is an effort to overcome the limitations of magnetic storage, something that (despite recent development like Seagate's 10 TB drives) will be here eventually, and probably sooner than we would like. Here, the writer presents the methods that researchers are using in order to condense even more data into the same amount of space that is being currently used for our hard drives. Now, without knowing the exact testing methodology used for the read/write cycle test, it is impossible to tell how many cycles it is, but the writer of the article sounds optimistic. While this may not be nearly as long term of a solution as the DNA storage methods that have been discussed recently, the problem with the DNA drives is that the read times are incredibly slow, something that is not a problem with these Holmium atom drives, which makes the DNA drives a good archive solution (data half-life being 4,000 years), but not a viable option for PC use, or anything that requires reasonable read speeds. This technology is very cool, and seems like a viable option for replacing our current magnetic storage options. However, this is not available yet and probably will not be for years. Hopefully this becomes publicly available in the future and can increase our data density capacity.