- Aug 20, 2003
Wow sounds like quite the deal, have fun with the build, I'm curious how you'll like it.
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yup, I'll pull the 2650Ls, drop in the 2680v2s and get it running. should be good for about 30k passmark LOL.
I'm still up in the air about what I want to do with the NAS.
I want to run all 8 drives. I want redundancy, I want speed, I want expandability.
I'll be running 8x2TB drives.
gets me 8TB space (50% efficient)
good read/write performance
single disk failure pretty quick rebuild from raid 1 level (copy)
Raid 5 (or SHR1)
gets me 14TB space (87.5% efficient)
what would read/read performance look like? I dont know how performance scales in this raid level
risk of second disk failure during rebuild
Raid 6 (SHR2)
gets me 12TB space (70% efficient)
lower risk, second disk failure during rebuild covered
painfully slow rebuild time
any opinions on the matter?
trying to wrap my head around all the different options.
So plex server config info is stored in the registry under
You could try to remove that and reinstall and see if your server works then?
Yeah I would just uninstall the server software and reinstall it. Especially if you don’t have too many files in its database. It will just rebuild when you reinstall the server software and resetup the libraries.
I haven't cleaned the registry, hopefully that's what I'm missing.
I have tried this. But it is still looking for the server after re-install. Hopefully Custom's suggestion of cleaning out the registry takes care of it.
I run RAID 10 across 4x5 TB drives. I'm using a QNAP TS-453A NAS. The NAS has 4x1 Gbps network connections that you can gang together (with the correct type of switch) to get 1x4 Gbps connection.
A standard 1 Gbps connection will not be enough to max out a RAID 10 array. Using this setup, I can have 2 PCs writing (or reading) to the NAS at the same time without causing any throttle (maxes out the 1 Gbps network connection on each PC).
As far as your comments earlier about using handbrake...I still have to post my handbrake settings. While my raw BluRay rips are 40 GB or more, my typical converted file is under 8 GB...I'm not sure what you are doing to get 25 GB+ converted files. Also, there is a setting in Handbrake to match the output framerate to the source file framerate.
I also agree with using H.264 as the format. This is the most supported video format, and many of the newer players have hardware decoders for this format.
My objective for using H.264 and Handbrake was to use the "direct play" mode for Plex as much as possible (to avoid transcoding).
My daughter and son-in-law stream off my Plex server (running on my TS-453A NAS) all the time. Even thought my internet upload speed is about 15 Mbps (115 Mbps down), they don't see throttling, queuing, or stutter...even on high bit-rate BluRays.