Would this work well with Roon with USB 3.0 external hard drive attached? Running windows 10 and using Dirac live otherwise used for nothing else. 8gb RAM and 120gb sad.
I use one with the data on my nas. That works fine.
I use a 5i5ryh which has room for a built-in 2TB SSD. USB 3.0 should be fine too.
The 515ryk is well within spec for Roon, with Dirac live, and a 3.0 USB hard drive should be fine.
I’d suggest comparing the price/spec with this Brix which can host an inbuilt SSD as well as an mSATA and has a combined Toslink spdif/Audio mini out. It’s also red.
One thing I don’t know is whether Dirac would cause the fan to run on either the Nuc or the Brix. I have a lower spec Brix than the one above and it doesn’t run the fan with Roon alone unless I am shifting in a lot of new albums.
Thanks all for your replies. The Brix is definitely food for thought, prices are 25% higher in the UK unfortunately . I was going to adjust the fan in the BIOS, but I don’t expect Dirac to cause the fan to kick in.
I’ve already bought the nuc with Windows 10 installed for $379/£250 off eBay but Andy you’ve got me interested in the Brix now, damn you