I don’t disagree. But due to the way the Nucleus is presented, the way it looks, and the way it is sold in Hi-Fi stores, I wonder how many people there are who don’t realize it can’t be treated like most other consumer devices.
What makes things worse, the power button is located behind the unit, so it can be hard to see if the Nucleus is on or not. Yes, I know it should be kept on all the time, but in a domestic setting this might not always be possible or even desired.
Probably too difficult to implement for a company the size of Roon Labs, I guess. But I think that there is a market for “an easy to use, turn-key solution with reliable and robust operation”, without having to worry about things like losing power. And it may seem to many that the Nucleus is in that category, and this could be causing dead drives.
I have the new fanless MacBook Air, and have to say it is an absolutely wonderful computer that makes the Nucleus, basically a big and very heavy heatsink, look like ancient technology. And I believe Apple silicon performance is adequate enough for running a Roon server. I don’t know much about other fanless laptops, are they performant enough and can they already run Roon software natively?
This sounds very scary. My Nucleus at least does not have an M.2 heatsink.
So I wonder if the majority of dead drives have been on a Nucleus? Making this a Nucleus specific problem?