Beginner's guide

Unraid can appear a bit daunting at first. There are so many things you could potentially do with it. Don’t worry, getting started with Unraid couldn’t be easier. To help you along, I have written a series of Unraid Beginner’s Guide you can read through before building your own NAS or server!

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?

AMD | Gaming | Intel | Mining | Nvidia | Plex | Transcoding

Does Unraid need a graphics card (GPU)?

Does Unraid need a graphics card (GPU)? And if not, why do so many users have a high-end and power hungry model installed?

Is Unraid worth it?

The most frequently asked question about Unraid is whether it is worth the price it costs to purchase. For three reasons, I can confidently claim it is.

Btrfs | Filesystem | ReiserFS | XFS

What is the best filesystem for Unraid?

When setting up an Unraid system you can choose between the ReiserFS, XFS, and Btrfs filesystems. But which filesystem is best for Unraid?

What is Unraid?

Before getting started with an Unraid build, you might be thinking to yourself: What even is Unraid and how does it function?