Roon - lifetime vs yearly

Discussion in 'Computer Audiophile: Software, Configs, Tools' started by cizx.6, Apr 8, 2017.

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Which Roon model is wisest

  1. Yearly. This shit won't last long enough.

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. Lifetime. It'll outlive me.

    8 vote(s)
    27.6%
  3. I use jriver / foobar2000 / Audirvana / Bullshit Player X

    16 vote(s)
    55.2%
  4. Computers are for geeks

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. cizx.6

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    The bottleneck is not access to the music files, it's the storage medium holding the roon database (the ssd or hdd in the laptop & nuc) and the CPU of the core... assuming you're using gigabit Ethernet. If the laptop was using WiFi, sure.. but I can't envision any other scenario wherein the NAS would be less optimal than USB attached storage.
     

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    The fast nvme drive in the NUC definitely helps, but the NUC taking files from the NAS was still generally slower and less responsive than using the USB3 drive. I have a suspicion that Roon may not deal with network libraries in the same way as local as I'm not the only person to have experienced this.
     
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    That part I can agree with. Roon doesn't update in real time with the network drive. I have to force a rescan when I add music. It's not surprising with SMB shares. iSCSI would work better, but then we're looking at a server OS on the core (or a third party iSCSI initiator). This is all why I want to keep it on the NAS. I have a new Synology DS1817+ on order, so we'll see if that's fast enough with it's (slightly faster than my DS1513+'s) CPU.
     
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    Let us know how it goes with that Synology box. Mine was a cheap two bay model. I felt their i3/i5 models were way overpriced for what they offered.
     
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    I don't think they have i3 or i5s.. just the atoms or xeons.
     

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