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Caching is the best way to mitigate writes to parity protected arrays. I can write to my dual parity (essentially RAID6) UnRAID array at near 10Gb (900MB/s +) speeds using SSD caching.

I had caching but my cache drives kept filling up before the mover would run (also if the files are in use the mover wont move them anyways)
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I'm sorry to say that RAID 0 or 1 are your only options. Personally I don't really care for write speed as a media server mostly reads but if your server writes a lot then you can look at RAID 60.

Edit: Which drives do you have and what are your write speeds?

Toshiba X300, 2x 4TB and 2x 5TB at the moment

write speeds seem to vary a bit but like ~45MB/s
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post #13 of 29
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I had caching but my cache drives kept filling up before the mover would run (also if the files are in use the mover wont move them anyways)

So don't put your downloads on the cache drive. Place them on an unassigned drive that's not part of the protected array.
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So don't put your downloads on the cache drive. Place them on an unassigned drive that's not part of the protected array.

isnt that more of a band aid though? Once it finishes i would want to move it to the array and id be back at square one
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isnt that more of a band aid though? Once it finishes i would want to move it to the array and id be back at square one

if the unassigned drive is not an option then in order to say with unraid your only other option would be to get a larger cache drive.
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isnt that more of a band aid though? Once it finishes i would want to move it to the array and id be back at square one

Do you use Sonarr/Radarr for downloads? If so, they will automatically move your downloads to your protected shares automatically without any intervention on your part. Sure they won't be the fastest but it will happen the moment the downloads finish so it will all be done without you even knowing it. If that's not good enough and you can't afford to buy larger cache drives than you're out of options.
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Do you use Sonarr/Radarr for downloads? If so, they will automatically move your downloads to your protected shares automatically without any intervention on your part. Sure they won't be the fastest but it will happen the moment the downloads finish so it will all be done without you even knowing it. If that's not good enough and you can't afford to buy larger cache drives than you're out of options.

Havent actually heard of Sonarr/Radarr


I see you used to have FreeNAS, have you been happy with unraid since the switch to it? After reading around a bit i thought it would have better performance than unraid, but based on your old thread that doesnt seem to be the case?
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Havent actually heard of Sonarr/Radarr


I see you used to have FreeNAS, have you been happy with unraid since the switch to it? After reading around a bit i thought it would have better performance than unraid, but based on your old thread that doesnt seem to be the case?

I use FreeNAS and UnRAID. FreeNAS for VM storage (all flash) and UnRAID for my bulk storage (media, surveillance, VM snapshots, software, personal data, etc.).
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I use FreeNAS and UnRAID. FreeNAS for VM storage (all flash) and UnRAID for my bulk storage (media, surveillance, VM snapshots, software, personal data, etc.).

reading your build thread is making me want to start from scratch on my build lol (Crazy setup you have)
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reading your build thread is making me want to start from scratch on my build lol (Crazy setup you have)

biggrin.gif. I'm actually in the process of consolidating my storage a bit. I just bought 8 x 10TB WD Gold drives to replace the 8TB Seagate SMR drives in my main UnRAID server. I may wind up just moving everything to FreeNAS just to be able to put it all in one physical server and eliminate one node. I'll have to update my build log (or make a new one) once that project starts in the next few weeks thumb.gif.
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