1. Bikerchris

    Trying not to dispose of RAM Modules - any RAM Pro's here?

    Hello again all, This question can be disregarded, as it's not strictly concerning FreeNAS. I have 2 x 8GB RAM modules as photo'd below. I would very much like to ADD to these with 16GB RAM modules (2x) when the situation presents itself, but I'm finding it tricky to find anything that...
  2. S

    Only Sees 7.9gb of ram

    Hello everyone. this is my first time posting. i have been searching for an answer to this for weeks now. i have verson 11.3-U4.1. but have been having this issue with all the versions. the following are my specs. and i used what i had left over Motherboard: 970A-G46 with latest bios RAM...
  3. P

    How to view live RAM Voltage?

    I'm looking to check the current voltage being applied to my RAM. On Windows I use HWinfo64. I tried dmidecode -t 17 but it looks like those are just preconfigured values, not live ones. Is there any other option on FreeNAS to view RAM voltages? Backstory: I've been suffering from instability...
  4. iliak

    (Title Update) nfstd 100% cause bottleneck

    Title updated due to latest discovery Post7 on this thread I think i reached a bottleneck, due to ram limits, i have relative intensive read operations each time it reads approx of 200-500MBs for 10 minutes which is approx 200GB (data is not repeated, it is 200GB of unique data) the flow...
  5. _Alchemist_

    Will it FreeNAS? CPU + MoBo + RAM for simple Network Storage

    Hello iX Community :^) I found this example FreeNAS Build Guide and was wondering if it would be a good Idea to base my own FreeNAS Server on that. They use a Fujitsu D3644-B and an Intel Pentium Gold G5400 and 8GiB Kingston DDR4 ECC Memory as the core components. (~240€) My Requirements: -...
  6. B

    ECC-RAM and consumer-grade hardware

    A while ago I got the idea of replacing one of the two stacks of external hard drives I've got with a FreeNAS-server, the 2nd stack is used as a backup-copy of the 1st stack. So far I've got one component, which happened to be the most difficult part to get: A Stacker STC-T01. That's that huge...
  7. K

    Minimum required system memory

    Hello everyone. Can anyone explain to me why 8 GB RAM is the minimum required RAM? I've built a custom FreeNAS system with a Mini ITX MoBo utilizing a Celeron J1800 CPU and just 4 GB RAM (non-ECC). It works great for over one year now! The transfer rate from SSD over Gbit-Network to my FreeNAS...
  8. A

    Whats is Laundry Memory

    Hi all, Slightly new to the FreeNAS community, I've done some searching through the forums and people mention laundry memory all the time but don't explain what it is. I'm currently setting up graphing and alerting through the use of Grafana and stumbled across this memory type. Is anyone...
  9. Constantin

    SOLVED RAM Failure on SuperMicro X10SDV-7TP4F board

    Good morning, I am currently trying to transition the system to my new SuperMicro X10 board and I am running into several persistent issues. I've already documented my inability to remove the old SLOGs from my pool elsewhere. Another thing I'm running into is very strange behavior by the...
  10. C

    Used RAM

    Hello everyone, I have wondered why FreeNAS / FreeBSD uses all RAM available. Today I have two servers running with 64 and 16 Gb RAM, and all RAM is used. Are there any with a good explanation of it?
  11. D

    Freenas non vede la RAM

    salve ho installato freenas 11.2 con 16 gb di ram .. ma nel System Information ne vede solo 8 .. il bios della scheda madre vede 16 gb. scheda madre msi 970 gaming fx 8370
  12. Fire-Dragon-DoL

    SOLVED Concerning results with Breakin test, but not Memtest86?

    Hello, I'm in a weird situation. I ran memtest86 for 24 hours (more than 3 pass) and it yield no errors. Then, I start "Breakin" software suggested here: https://www.familybrown.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=fester:intro Which doesn't mention my E5 2650 v2 in the compatibility list. I get a FAIL on...
  13. A

    Pentium Gold and P10S-I Mini good starter build?

    So I've read the build guide(s), more like perused, and checked the forum for similar builds but had a hard time finding an LGA1151 build. I'm trying to build something for a home environment to store some family photos .etc. I was wondering if the following 2 components would be a good start...
  14. B

    HELP with RAM for SuperMicro X11SSL-CF-0

    Hello, I have now tried 4 sets of RAM and it has become apparent that I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I cannot get them to work and get an error on boot "Incompatible Hardware". These are the ones I have tried... 1 - Samsung M393A2G40DB0-CPB 32 GB (2x16) PC4-2133P 2133MHz REG ECC DDR4...
  15. B

    Random crashes, possibly due to large plex server

    I'm running 11.2, i7 4790k 32 gigs of ram 15TB of usable storage. Running a Plex, couch potato and deluge jail plus a 1GB vm running ubuntu. . My system will randomly crash once every 30-48 hours with a bunch of these errors in the logs: "freenas swap_pager_getswapspace(32): failed" I'm pretty...
  16. D

    Nesecito mas RAM?

    Buen día Acabo de iniciar un proyecto para mantener copias de seguridad con freenas. hasta el momento funciona bien. monte un equipo I5 de Cuarta de generación, 8 de RAM y 2 HDD de 4 TB en Raid1 He revisado el informe pero la mayoría lo consume el wired, por lo que he leído es del cache...
  17. J

    Lower RAM requirement for RAID1?

    Hi, I have been considering an unconventional arrangement of three mirrored vdevs, each containing a 6TB hard drive. Would such a configuration have lower ram requirements than some of the typical RaidZ, RaidZ2, RaidZ3 configurations, or are the memory requirements dictated only by drive size...
  18. B

    2x6TB in Mirror Mode (RAID1) mit 16GB RAM

    Hallo zusammen, ich habe mir vor kurzem ein FreeNAS (11.1) System zusammengestellt und muss sagen, es läuft bisher alles einwandfrei, sogar noch besser wie ich es mir vorgestellt habe. Aktuell laufen bei mir Testweise 3x500 GB Platten in RaidZ1 (Raid 5). Mein FreeNAS System besitzt 16GB ECC...
  19. R

    How to make Plex transcode in RAM?

    Hey Guys, I'm new here and I registered solely for the purpose of creating this thread. I have been searching this forum, Plex forum, YT and everything that google threw at me but I couldn't find the answer to my question. "How to make Plex transcode in RAM on FreeNAS?" Is there a way? Can I...
  20. M

    How much storage 64GB RAM Supports?

    I did my research, I know the rule of thumb (1GB RAM per TB storage). But I also looked at this: http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-complete-guide-to-freenas-hardware-design-part-i-purpose-and-best-practices/ I'm building a system with 12 drive bays. Right now, I will put six 10TB drives in it in...
  21. B

    SOLVED Qualified RAM for ASRock E3C236D2I Mini-ITX?

    This is my first server and FreeNAS build I'm doing right now. I am planning on using this for 16 TB of usable space with 6 x 4TB HDDs in RAID-Z2 on FreeNAS with plex. Also I want to run virtual machines on it too. Right now, I've decided on a ASRock E3C236D2I Mini-ITX and Intel Xeon E3-1220...
  22. Muku

    SOLVED Does adding more RAM to a FreeNAS server improve stability/performance?

    I have supermicro X10SLM-F in my FreeNAS server along with crucial 16GB (8x2) RAM. Currently I'm using 6 x 2TB WD Red in Raid Z2. My system is running fine as of now. I'm planning to throw out 2TB HDDs in future & fill them with higher capacity HDDs. So, does adding another 16GB (8x2) of same...
  23. D

    How much RAM should I use? (supermicro config)

    FreeNAS-9.10.2-U6 My current chassis/MB is this: https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/4U/6047/SSG-6047R-E1CR36N.cfm http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C600/X9DRi-LN4F_.cfm My RAM: http://www.compsource.com/pn/DTM64400B/Dataram-127/8gb--240pin-2rx4-Registered/ I have 12x8GB...
  24. nmarmon

    RAID, RAM and Cache

    Hi, I would like to know if it is possible to use part of the RAM of a motherboard as a cache of a RAID controller. It may sound a little absurd, but I've seen RAID cards out there that apparently have not, and I wondered if they were pulling RAM. Another question I have is if, for that, said...
  25. M

    New to FreeNAS - quick question regarding RAM

    Hi all, Brand new to the world of FreeNAS - Haven't even bought the hardware yet. However, I just have a couple of questions, but my main one is regarding RAM... Ok, so ECC RAM is STRONGLY recommended, and it seems to be a topic that is debated quite a lot when discussing FreeNAS. However, I...
  26. christopher.blaisdell

    112 TB Server with only 32GB of RAM?

    I have replaced ten of the fourteen 4tb drives in my array with 8tb drives. My server always seems stable and fast to me, but I notice that I am considerably out of step with the 1 GB per 1 TB guideline. The problem is that my motherboard is maxed out at 32GB of RAM. Should I complete my...
  27. C

    Ram question

    Hi all, I'm building my nas and I'm hesitating for the ram.. My nas will have low usage in general, 2 or 3 users max and will be mainly for reading. Will be writing to hdds every 3 days or so. Here is what I have so far. Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Motherboard: ASRock Rack Mini ITX DDR3...
  28. S

    BUILD MB Supermicro X11SSM-F which RAM to use

    Hello, I need some helping hand on deciding which RAM to grab for my system. As MB I have decided that https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C236_C232/X11SSM-F.cfm suits my needs with an I3-6300. On the RAM side I do not have the knowhow to understand which ram is needed for...
  29. scrappy

    Supermicro X8DTN+ Doesn't seem to like this new RAM

    A few weeks ago I commissioned a new Supermicro X8DTN+ 2U, 12-bay server to replace my Supermicro X8DTU-F 1U, 4-bay server. The new server came with 72GB (18x4GB) Micron ECC RAM while my old server had 96GB (12x8GB) Samsung ECC RAM. Naturally, I would like that extra RAM in my new server and so...
  30. M

    RAM questions

    hi, i've read http://www.freenas.org/hardware-requirements/ and http://www.freenas.org/blog/a-complete-guide-to-freenas-hardware-design-part-i-purpose-and-best-practices/ still i have a question: does "1GB per TB of storage" apply to combined physical disk size or to available pool size after...
  31. B

    Best practice for installing additional Memory

    Hi All, I'm pretty new to FreeNAS and in using NAS in general. My FreeNAS system has been up and running for about a year only. My hardware is pretty modest although I plan to upgrade it gradually. I got an additional 16GB of ECC-RAM for my system to make my total memory to 32gb. However, I'm...
  32. Seani

    RAM Error during Burn-In - RMA?

    I am currently (for 48h already) burning in ten 8TB Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS drives in my server using badblocks (all at the same time using tmux). Before that, I ran short, conveyance and long S.M.A.R.T tests on the drives. Initially I let memtest86 have two full passes on my RAM without any...
  33. R

    64TB iSCSI targets on Storinator

    Hi all, I've been breaking my head on this case, researching heavily for a good 40+ hours. I finally decided to reach out for help. TL;DR; Getting 60-100MB/s read over iSCSI dual direct wired Intel 10GBE, when we're expecting 500+MB/s read performance. I inherited this [unique?] case on a...
  34. M

    Proposed Alternative to SSD Caching. Bad idea?

    I'm not even convinced that SSD caching is a best practice first off, so here's my --possibly stupid, but please humor me-- question: Say I have 12x 2TB hard drives on my volume (the type of raid here doesn't really come in play with pertaining to the question, but say I use a RAIDZ2 -- being...
  35. C

    Kali on FreeNAS?

    Hi there! I was thinking about installing Kali Linux in a jail on my FreeNAS build, but when I tried it some time ago I couldn't get it to run. I'm looking to upgrade the machine and I was wondering whether someone here got Kali Linux working properly in a FreeNAS jail. If so, I'll get 16GB of...
  36. M

    64GB RAM on 120TB system? ARC cache issue

    Hi, I am building a NAS for the business I work for. We want to have a volume close to 100TB. The initial use will be to store 20TB of files and it will slowly fill from there. Performance is not that important. The hardware is already purchased: - 15 x Seagate ST8000NE0001 8TB SATA 6GB/S ...
  37. motionthings


    Hi all :-) A very simple question. 12GB of 'normal' RAM or 8GB of REG/ECC, what would give me the best performance? Simon
  38. emk2203

    Time for resilvering vs RAM?

    Can I speed up resilvering by adding RAM to a machine, or is the deciding factor how full the disks are, regardless of RAM?
  39. B

    Crashing on pool replication

    Hello, my FreeNAS 9.10.1 (latest updates applied like month ago) started to crash pretty ugly. I suspect it's because of the replication task, which never caused problems (pool1 -> pool2, both local) but suddenly, after having rebooted the box 2 days ago, this happened: 1. Reboot triggered...