So I have successfully migrated my roon core from a windows 10 i7-3770k PC to a NUC with i3-6100T. At this time I just pointed the ROCK storage folder to the old music file over the LAN and it seems to be working fine. It is a gigabit connection with both computers on the same ethernet hub and the files are stored on an SSD on the i7-3770 PC, which will remain on all the time also as this PC is the plex server in the house also.
my collection is small for this forum’s standards, only 200 gb
Is there any reason to go thru the trouble of converting to internal storage, either via USB 3.0 flash drive or an SATA drive in the nook? Or are network transfer rates usually fine in my type of situation where this is not necessary.
I am just plugging the DAC into the ROCK core, and wow does it sound better than with the windows 7 PC + rasberry pi and Ropieee. Should have done this a long time ago!
Dennis. With a small collection there will be no issues. But with a small collection transferring them to internal storage would also be trivially easy and cheap. That would give you stability and less reliance on your network.
This is how I’ve been using Roon for the past 2 years. In fact for me the Windows 10 “server” and ROCK NUC aren’t even on the same network switch. I’ve played up to 512DSD files with no issues. The Roon responsiveness remains nice and snappy.
Like you, I’ve wondered if it would be worthwhile to move my files (500GBs worth) to a drive on the NUC. But, I can’t come up with a viable reason to do it. I like the flexibility of having the files on a Windows share. Plus, I use iDrive cloud backup and it’s much simpler to back up my files this way.
It is true.
In order ROCK to use any internal drive, ROCK needs to format that drive. As far as I know, ROCK is not accepting already formated internal drives.
This is not applying to external drives (USB or network shared).
Are you using ROCK or Roon Core installed on other OS?
Here is an excerpt from Roon KB: “Internal storage (for music content) WILL be reformatted, so don’t put your music on it and expect it to work… you will need to copy your music to it via the network share exposed, or via Roon drag/drop import”.