Just as a test, I’ve managed to get ROCK running on an old i5 Lenovo X240 and so far so good, it plays, no errors. I am aware it’s not supported but I wanted to give it a try before I drop 500 euro’s on a NUC.
However, compared to running Roon server on Windows, I now miss the ability to use remote desktop and network shares to access the USB drive connected to ROCK.
Is there a way to access my USB HDD from another PC to copy new music to it or do I have to shutdown the server, unplug the HDD and connect it to the PC I want to copy files from?
I assume unplugging the USB drive while ROCK is still running is not a good idea?
Thank you in advance!
Can I split TIDAL and my local library from each other in Roon?
What do you mean by this? The TIDAL section in Roon is looking at the online TIDAL service only, so it is separate from your local library.
If you’ve added albums from the TIDAL service to your library, then they are included in your library collection, but you can always use the Focus feature in the Album and Track browsers to view only your local albums or only the TIDAL albums that you have added.
Microsoft has buggered up the networking in Windows 10. Enter \\ROCK\ in the address field in File Explorer, and it should find it. Sometimes Windows 10 finds things on the network, and sometimes it doesn’t…
That’s another reason I wanted to try how ROCK runs - no forced updates that, at some point, will force restart the computer anyway. I have to say so far it runs smooth, even though the main drive is a 7200RPM HDD…tracks load almost immediately.
I can also confirm that enabling SMB 1.0/CIFS support through Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Add/Remove Windows Components made ROCK appear on my device list!