Sorry if I offended the NAS loving world out there. That was not my intention at all. I was just trying to relate my experience in the hopes of helping others. I’ve gotten lots of help here, trying to give back just a bit.
Bigoted, really? Wow.I hardly think that is warranted.
This was an experiment. If you read the entire thread you will see that I was buying a new NAS to replace my current, aging one. I was not buying it to run Roon, I only hoped it would. In order to have one less devices in the house running/consuming electricity. I have solar panels, care about energy consumption and that sort of thing in general.
Head over to the QNAP forms and you will see plenty of posts where people describe their difficulty using NAX “x” to run Video Station, Plex, Roon, Kodi, etc. Many of the suggestions are to us the QNAP for storage and something else to manage your content. I’m starting to find out first hand that is the case…at least for me. If not you, wonderful. I’m happy for you.
Everyone’s situation is different but for me I can’t see any payoff in buying a high priced NAS, i5 or i7 for example. just to have one box. I think a good analogy from the old days of Audio past would be that a separate preamp, tuner, amp(s) win out over an all in one “receiver”. The QNAP does storage very well.
I am in no way bigoted towards NASs. I like mine just fine. As an application server I don’t care for it. Perhaps I should have said:
“My NAS” = Storage, period…no exclamation point…for me and my situation and that YMMV.
Lighten up. Its a music forum, no?