I’m about to take delivery of my Nucleus and was told I’d be inviting warranty issues if I opened it to install a library SSD. I’m happy to take that advice but are there any performance issues with simply attaching an external SSD through the USB 3 input?
How should the SSD be formatted? I’m running a Win 10 64bit PC
Without a doubt go internal , depending on your library size 2,4 or even 8 Tb. The Nucleus is a nice looking piece of kit , why have a string out the back ?
I went 4Tb (Crucial) because I couldn’t source either a 4 or 8 Tb Samsung last year. So I have both internal and external , I went for a WD My Passport 5 Tb for my less used library items. It quite neat but not quite.
Internal drive formatting MUST be done with Roon OS so don’t copy anything before fitting, the external USB can be NTFS or exFat as of the new upgrade so stay NTFS
Nice of you to follow up…thanks.
Battle is joined!
The new external SSD is working very well with a new blank Music folder created on it.
I decided it was likely there would be startup/installation issues so I gave myseelf little to lose if a few nukings were necessary.
I am working through what appears to be a Windows firewall issue and, beyond that, having Roon recognise my new Mini-i Pro DAC streamer consistently. Even when it does find it, it wants to stream to it with Airplay rather than over the Lan which connects it. It’s all fun and games so far and, hopefully before divorce and murder is imminent, I’ll fall back on more sound advice here.