I’ve seen several discussions of people running Roon Core on dedicated M1 Mac Minis with good results. Has anyone run Core successfully on an M1 Mac Mini that is also used fairly intensively for other purposes? I tried looking for threads about this but didn’t find much – sorry if I missed the relevant discussion.
I ask because I’ve tried several clean installs of Roon Core on an M1 Mac Mini with 16 GB RAM (running Monterey 12.2.1) that is also used as a full production machine, running about 10-15 other work apps at the same time. I have experienced Roon Core to be unusable, beach balling all the time. I’m hoping that this is a temporary issue until there’s a native version. Meanwhile, any data points from people runnning Core on a non-dedicated M1 Mini would be very helpful – thanks in advance for any information.
EDIT: for context, Roon Core used to run just fine on an old Intel-based iMac that ran the same set of apps and was used in the same way.
FURTHER EDIT: I do know that running Core on a non-dedicated machine is not the ideal or recommended way – and for that reason, in my “serious” listening areas, I run Roon Core on dedicated NUC i7s running ROCK and Win 10 Pro respectively. But the Macs are my work computers and it would be much preferable for me to just run Core on the work computer. As this did work just fine on the previous work computer (2014 iMac – with a fusion drive, not even an SSD), I am trying to figure out why it doesn’t run on a 2021 M1 Mac Mini with SSD, which is used in the same way as the iMac. Actually, come to think of it, Roon Core used to work just fine on the iMac while it was running Parallels+Windows 8 all the time – so the M1 Mac Minii has a much lower load.