Compatible USB CD to connect to Nucleus + to Rip CD's

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Nucleus + Rev B - Roon Version 1.6 Build 416

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Ethernet connections using CAT 6A

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
USB

Description Of Issue

Installed my Nucleus + yesterday and put in a 4TB Samsung 860 EVO that was recommended. Everything was going well until I plugged in an Apple USB super drive to the second USB port on the back of the Nucleus +. It did not appear to be recognized since CD Ripper was not added to the UI. I tried it on my powered dock connected to my iMac Pro and it said the drive had to be directly connected to the iMac. Apparently, it requires a lot of power, even more than the powered doc requires.

Can someone recommend a USB CD drive that will work with the Nucleus + so that I can rip my CDs?

This “no-name” cheap brand works fine for me…

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Hi @Jon_Saperia,

Geoff is correct that the Apple Super Drive does not work for Roon OS CD Ripping, but most other USB drives should work for you.

I just bought an LG SuperMultiBlade which should work. Here is a link to the specs.

I though when you connected the drive to one of the USB ports on the back of the Nucleus that a new function was to show up in the UI in the settings screen. I don’t see it and I did reboot the Nucleus +.

I have also created the recommended directory in the internal SSD.

Worrying that you are not seeing the CD Ripper section in the Nucleus web admin page. I notice that in the specs you refer to, there is only mention of compatibility with iOS, MacOS and Windows - no mention of Linux, which is what you need for a Nucleus. You should be seeing something like this:

@Geoff_Coupe - thanks very much for this. I thought I would see this on a different screen according to the instructions. I do have the information and everything seems good: