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post #61 of 65
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Originally Posted by RichardU View Post

Good to know about 5.X, although I see no reason to switch from 4.7 for now, and several things still missing in 5.x.
There are lots of good reasons to switch to 5.x, one of them being it's ridiculously simple to do. It provides support for drives larger than 2TB and now supports up to 24 drives plus a cache drive. The web GUI is much improved and there are lots of new features and plug-ins that are only available with 5.x. I've been using it since version 5.0-rc8 and wish I had done it sooner.
post #62 of 65
I've been going by the Roadmap, and it lists the following as incomplete:

webGui Plugin Manager
Large >2TB disk support
Fix Active Directory support
post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by RichardU View Post

I've been going by the Roadmap, and it lists the following as incomplete:

webGui Plugin Manager
Large >2TB disk support
Fix Active Directory support
I don't know about the 1st and last item, but I'm using a 3TB drive for parity at the moment with no problems. Others have reported using 4TB drives with success. I haven't checked Assassin's tutorial lately (I assume that's the Roadmap you're referring to), but I believe that was written using an older version of 5.x that didn't have many of the current features. Check the release notes on the Lime Technology download page for the latest version to see what's been added. I just looked and discovered that I'm four versions behind so it looks like I'll be updating mine as well.
post #64 of 65
Support for >2tb drives has been around since v5 beta 8.

They are in the final stages of a release candidate for v5 so the 'final' version is just around the corner.

Last week I upgraded my v4.7 to v5. It was quick and painless! Once I upgraded I replaced my parity drive with a 4tb and no problems there either. I then replaced one of my small 1TB drives with my old 2TB parity. Everything is running along smoothly.

I've got a mSATA SSD coming soon that I'm going to use for a cache drive. Very excited for the speed boost!
post #65 of 65
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Originally Posted by Smitty2k1 View Post

They are in the final stages of a release candidate for v5 so the 'final' version is just around the corner.
LOL They've been saying that about version 5.x for over a year now. Honestly, I don't know why they don't just release the darn thing as final and provide updates as needed. It's hardly a beta anymore and hasn't been for quite some time.

FWIW, I just upgraded from version 5.0-rc12 to 5.0-rc16c and it went without a hitch. I just transferred three files over to the flash drive and rebooted. Everything came up normally with no problems. Upgradeability with unRAID is about as simple as it gets.
Edited by captain_video - 7/11/13 at 10:40pm
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