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.

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.

Affiliate | 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?

Affiliate | CMR (conventional magnetic recording) | Seagate | SMR (shingled magnetic recording) | Toshiba | Western Digital

Can Unraid use SMR hard drives? The SMR vs CMR debate.

Should Unraid servers avoid SMR (shingled magnetic recording) and only be equipped with CMR (conventional magnetic recording) hard drives?

Affiliate | AMD Radeon | Cryptomining | Nvidia

You might soon be able to find (and afford!) a new GPU for Unraid

The GPU market is at long last recovering. Availability of RTX 30 and Radeon 6000 cards is steadily increasing, while prices are decreasing.

How to install eufy-security-ws on Unraid

This guide will show you how you to install eufy-security-ws on an Unraid server. This app is needed to integrate Eufy cameras with Home Assistant.

Joplin

How to run Joplin as a (limited) web app

Joplin is a great note-taking app, but unfortunately, there is no Joplin web app. This guide will show you how to access your notes using a browser.