Hi Carl, thanks for the prompt feedback!
A year or so ago, I started using Roon. It worked perfectly. Core was on my laptop (an older Windows 8 Sony i7 with 750 GB HDD).
I was also using Vortexbox separately on a Sonore server/player. My Vortexbox has about 1.5 TB of Music, 37,700 files/songs, all FLAC, mostly CD quality (70%) or better (up to 24/96). I have 2 x 2TB full HDD backups for the music on the VB, and I had transferred some 500 GB from the backups into my Sony laptop (just my favorites and the best recorded pieces). So when I was using Roon on my Sony laptop as the core, this 500 GB of music was playing with no issue whatsoever (around 12,000 files, all added and 95%+ identified).
A couple of months ago I purchase the sonic transporter i5 and a a Sonore micro rendu player. I connected one of my HDD 2 TB VB backups to it and I’m able to play all my files. My own genre classification and album and artist names are all there, including the album covers - just as they appear on JRiver or iPeng. But I get no liner notes, and no Roon genre, album or artist is identified, as if the sonic transporter is not communicating with your Roon server. The music of course plays beautifully, but in effect, I have no Roon advantage!
Not sure what else to say, but I’ll just add that on my laptop, when it was configured as the core, the 500 GB music files I had were transferred from the VB backups, i.e. with the VB configuration, so theoretically no different than what I have now (except that it’s the full 1.5 TB backup rather than chosen pieces).
Hope this helps!
Thanks again, Michel