Beer40oz Wrote:@ wsume99 I did know about a switch but I got told that it would not work because my router needs to have 10/100/1000 also. But i know for a fact that is wrong. I can have 10/100 and add the switch and get 1000.... is there a switch that you can recommend?I have an older version of the D-Link DGS-1008G and it's been working fine for me. The one you posted is basically the same thing, has good reviews, and it's a few $$ cheaper so I'd go with that one.
Will this just do? TRENDnet TEG-S80G
Beer40oz Wrote:I have a eads and ears green drives on my current system that has a gigabyte mobo.Depending on the BIOS settings in your current rig you may not have to do anything. If your current Gigabyte MB did not create a HPA on the drive (because your Backup BIOS to HDD option is disabled in the BIOS) then you should not have any problems. Basically you need to connect the drive to your unraid server and check your syslog to see if HPA is detected. I've never had to actually deal with HPA so again I'd suggest following the directions outlined in this thread.
I will be transfering my green drives to the Asrock (Unraid build).
Will they have a problem since they where already on a Gigabyte mobo?
Am I going to need to do anything special?
Beer40oz Wrote:My plan is on the Unraid system to use a new Caviar Black 2TB for parity....Yes. However I would recommend that you put in your data drive first and transfer all the data onto it WITHOUT parity protection. You won't need to worry about losing the data because you have it all on the original drive still. Writing to an unprotected array on a gigabit network is much faster - like 65 MB/sec vs. 25 MB/sec. Once you have all the data copied over then you can calculate parity. Once the parity calculation is done then remove the EADS drive in your HTPC, preclear it, then add it to the array. I would also highly recommend preclearing the EARS drive and the black drive before you use them just to be safe.
Then use the EARS HD thats in my HTPC and add it to the array.... (I don't need the data in it... it's pretty new)
Then transfer all the data from the EADS on my HTPC to the server.
Then transfer the EADS HD to the Unraid array....
Should work right?