This makes the choice between the 600p and the 960 EVO quite simple. Choose the first to get a drive faster than a sata disk, but hardly anymore. For daily activities, the 600p is more than fast enough, but keep in mind that all data must be cached. If you drive this drive well, you may experience some dips in performance.
The EVO will buy you if you want a seriously fast nvme drive without spending the money normally. As far as performance is concerned, the EVO is significantly faster than the 600p and is close to the 960 Pro. However, the latter remains the drive you need to choose if you want the fastest of this moment.
My choice of M.2, despite not being NVMe, was that a reliable work horse known to be robust was more important than out and out speed (which can also mean more heat). You don’t need a Ferrari for the daily commute to work, as nice a proposition as that might be.
I was just wondering if I can use the NUC7i3bnh with 2x Crucial 4Gb DDR4 2133 and the sata SSD that I already use with my QNAP NAS (Sandisk MLC 120 Gb).
I don’t do DSP and I’m below the 12k albuns thanks to Tidal. This will set me with Rock at around 360 Euro.
Also I’ve been wondering if there is any project for using a similar Linux spinoff to use as Roon Bridge instead of as server.
I use all 3 but Volumio has some more steps to install and the volume if you use it on a hat has some issues - where if it’s set other than 100% it gets capped at whatever the last variable was set for. Also you can only play to one audio interface at a time…if AirPlay is in use under Volumio then roon bridge is not able to play, etc etc
Also one can change the volume in say Volumio and it affects roon bridge volume…not a show stopper but needs some consideration.
Oddly the trickiest bit on the NUC is removing the bottom plate … I didn’t have to this in my build as my pc shop was more curious than me and beat me to it but I did open it up the other day and once the 4 screws are undone then you need to pull out the base plate…there are some threaded holes in the base and some screws in a bag that you can use in the holes to give you something to lift it up with.
To be honest I haven’t read the instructions but if that’s not going to work when re check it in a bit I’ll edit this post.
NUC7i7BNH finally arrived yesterday late evening . Easy stuffs like M.2 and RAM installation is completed. Wanted to transfer my music albums from NAS to External HDD. I had formatted Toshiba HDD to exFAT and my Mac did not recognize it, but can see NAS. My office laptop (windows) did see HDD but wont access NAS because I have set password on NAS which I have forgotten .
Today I will transfer through ETH cable hard wired to my PC, and as time permits, will give it a shot on ROCK installation. This is first time i have done something like this. Lets see how it goes. More updates after my office hours.
Edit: it does say exFAT to be “Cross platform compatibility (macOS, Windows, Linux)” Not sure why my Mac could not read it.
I’ve found using exFAT my MacBook takes a while to recognise the drive before it appears in finder (3-4 mins for a 3TB external Toshiba Canvio) Once it’s recognised all is well, so it may be worth taking another look?