Unraid Guides: The Ultimate Home NAS Solution

On Unraid Guides, I bring you guides not just on Unraid, but also on applications you might be running on it. These include the popular Plex, Sonarr, and Radarr. I will also be sharing my thought on hardware, such as computer cases and graphics cards.

Unraid is a Linux-based operating system optimized for network-stored media files. In my opinion, Unraid is the best solution for a personal do-it-yourself network-attached storage (NAS) build at home. While it isn’t free, it does have a bunch of very useful features which make Unraid worth the price you pay for it.

The best Black Friday deals on NAS hard drives

Seagate, Toshiba, and Western Digital hard drives are discounted heavily on Amazon. But be warned, these deals won’t last long!

This UPS is 30% off for Black Friday and perfect for a home server

The SK600 UPS from Shenzhen smartkey power Co., Ltd. offers 600 VA and could be saviour of your data.

Add a speedy cache drive to your Unraid server with this Black Friday deal

With the current chip shortage leading to scarce and overpriced electronics, the discount on these Samsung SSDs does make them somewhat affordable.

App | Scrutiny

Scrutiny is a must-have app to monitor Unraid’s drives

This guide will show you how to install Scrutiny, a hard drive health dashboard and monitoring solution, on Unraid.

Home Assistant | Home Automation | MQTT

How to install room-assistant on Unraid

Many smart home enthusiasts use room-assistant to detect presence on a room-by-room basis. Read this guide, if you want it running on Unraid.

10GbE | Direct Attach Copper | RJ45 | SFP+ | Twisted Wire Cable

What is SFP+ Direct Attach Copper (DAC)? Cheap 10GbE for Unraid!

Learn all about SFP+ Direct Attach Copper, the cheapest way of setting up a 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection between your desktop and Unraid server.

Docker Application | Read-It-Later

Self-host wallabag on Unraid and ditch Pocket and Instapaper

With wallabag you can host your very own read-it-later service, comparable to the likes of Pocket and Instapaper, on your Unraid server.

Hardware | Seagate

Seagate will soon offer 20 TB HDDs suitable for Unraid

We are entering an age, where a single drive could store all the data you ever produce without compromise. But that is also where the risks lie.

A smart home
Frigate | Home Assistant | MQTT | Node-RED | Zigbee2MQTT

How to turn Unraid in to the ultimate home automation server

In this article, I will be showing you how you can turn Unraid in to the ultimate home automation server using Home Assistant and more.

AMD | ARM | Intel | Raspberry Pi

Can Unraid run on a Raspberry Pi?

Considering the Raspberry Pi 4, has a decent CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and gigabit Ethernet, it does beg the question: Can Unraid run on a Raspberry Pi?