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If that’s the case, then just set up a pipeline to pre-transcode your 4k content to 1080p, so your server doesn’t have to handle that on the fly.


If you’re using TrueNAS, use RAIDz. Doing anything else negates all the benefits of TrueNAS.


It’s very easy to find them with IT mode already flashed so it’s plug-and-play.


Yeah, so the IT mode flash makes it just a JBOD controller, which is what truenas wants. It works with SAS and SATA. You’d need SFF-8086 to SATA cables. (One cable per 4 drives)


The LSI 9210 8i - IT mode is a great option and can be had for under $50.


You would need a separate controller.


I use proxmox with truenas scale. It’s a great option, but you just have to make sure to pass the hdd controller PCI device through to the VM. This can either be the SATA controller on the motherboard if you can make that work, or a separate PCIe HBA.


Make your own brackets with construction lumber or plywood?

The 45Drives homelab case is 17.125" deep


This is the way. ddclient can work with lots of DNS providers that have APIs https://ddclient.net/protocols.html, but Cloudflare has a lot of advantages.


If you want to test what your equipment is doing to your latency, connect your pc directly to your landlord’s router, run latency tests multiple times, then set everything up as you normally would and run the same tests again. Some recommended tests for different situations would be fast.com for netflix/video streaming performance, and https://www.waveform.com/tools/bufferbloat for bufferbloat. Other things you’ll want to check for gaming performance are double-NAT and ping tests for the online games you tend to play.


My first homelab was a synology NAS, and my gaming PC with a DIY linux hypervisor as the main OS, a linux VM for hosting servers, and a Windows/Mac/Linux VM trio (each with GPU passthrough) that I would switch between for my workstation. I lost performance for sure, but it taught me a lot without the need to purchase more hardware.

If you consider it temporary, it’s not a bad way to learn.


I understand both frustrations. I still run HA, and with a few addons, namely VSCode, ESPHome, and Node Red, it’s a very serviceable solution, and I don’t think anything else comes close. The config is still YAML for the most part, but you do have to go through a lot of GUI to get to edit the individual elements. That’s for sure not as nice, but I wouldn’t want to set up my complicated home theater automation on any other system.


The M600 uses soldered-on mobile CPUs and SODIMMs for RAM. You won’t be able to remove the CPU and the RAM is the wrong form factor for 99+% of desktop motherboards. You’re right that you can use the SSD, but I wouldn’t, given how cheap NVMe drives have gotten these days. You can get really great 2TB drives for under 100€.


I would bet that you probably couldn’t take any parts from a device like a Lenovo m600. They don’t use standard parts.


You’d be surprised by how much PC you can get for way less than the 1200€ that you said the Synology box would cost. This person was able to snag a very competent base system for a NAS for under 300€, and in another video they walk through how to build one from scratch using mostly standard parts


I would avoid USB hard drive enclosures. Did you already buy the Lenovo system? If not, you’d be much better off building a pc in a simple tower case and having your drives mounted inside and connected directly via SATA or through an HBA.

EDIT: Additionally, for your OS, I would look into TrueNAS Scale instead of Linux Mint.


No clue. Could be just someone posting things in a really sketchy way, but could also be malware or something really bad like child porn. I messaged the mods about it the last time they posted one of these. The mods said they were handling it and then that post disappeared, but all their old posts are still up and then they made this one less than 24 hours later. I’d love more information on why these posts are still being allowed.


@ruud@lemmy.world @loki@lemmy.world @cannavet@lemmy.world @devve@lemmy.world @hybridsarcasm@lemmy.world this person keeps posting super sketchy docker images with no source and little explanation. Anything to be done here?


The best solution at the moment is using an nvidia shield (2019) instead of a PC:

  • it’s tiny
  • it’s fanless
  • it’s got low power draw (5-10w)
  • it can do 4k, hdr, and dolby vision (most importantly, it has the best support for these among services. good luck getting 4k video from netflix, disney+, and amazon on a PC)
  • it has usb ports for dacs, controllers, external drives, and keyboard + mouse
  • you can sideload android apps including ad-free home screens, remote button remappers, SmartTubeNext as a youtube replacement frontend, and moonlight for game streaming
  • you’ll have the most up-to-date and best supported versions of apps like jellyfin and plex
  • it has pretty much the best selection of audio/video codecs, so you shouldn’t need to transcode anything
  • you can set up the nvidia shield remote to control tv power and volume on the tv or on a separate av receiver

ActivityPub relay for self hosted lemmy instances?
It looks like a lot of people want to self-host Lemmy. Would having an ActivityPub relay setup for those instances to subscribe to, instead of them all subscribing individually to the bigger instances be feasible? I've only seen discussions online about relays in regards to Mastodon. Has anyone attempted to set up one for use with Lemmy instances?
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I had an r710 before the r720xd. The r710 was totally fine, the r720xd is crazy loud.


My current homelab is running on a single Dell R720xd with 12x6TB SAS HDDs. I have ESXi as the hypervisor with a pfsense gateway and a trueNAS core vm. It’s compact, has lots of redundancy, can run everything I want and more, has IPMI, and ECC RAM. Great, right?

Well, it sucks back about 300w at idle, sounds like a jet engine all the time, and having everything on one machine is fragile as hell.

Not to mention the Aruba Networks switch and Eaton UPS that are also loud.

I had to beg my dad to let it live at his house because no matter what I did: custom fan curves, better c-state management, a custom enclosure with sound isolation and ducting, I could not dump heat fast enough to make it quiet and it was driving me mad.

I’m in the process of doing it better. I’m going to build a small NAS using consumer hardware and big, quiet fans, I have a fanless N6005 box as a gateway, and I’m going to convert my old gaming machine to a hypervisor using proxmox, with each VM managed with either docker-compose, Ansible, or nixOS.

…and I’m now documenting everything.