Will this Intel NUC setup be sufficient for a ROCK setup with less than 1TB music files on a separate NAS?
KINGSTON 4GB DDR4 2400MHZ RAM x 2
SAMSUNG PM961 NVME PCI-E 3.0 X4 M.2 256GB SSD
No DSP will be needed.
Struggling whether to get an i5 model, perhaps an i3 would do?
Comments appreciated. Thanks.
I have a similar setup (i3/4GB/120GB) but also installed an internal 1TB spinning drive to have everything in one box (setup my NAS just as a backup for the flac files and the Roon DB).
I tried streaming to 3 endpoints simultaneously and still doing some DSP at the same time without problems.
Works really nice!
great to hear, thanks for the input ! I also intend to have a 1TB spinning drive on the NUC, and NAS will likely be backup.
One more thing. I did lose some of the snappiness of the UI (remote) on my windows 10 laptop that I had previously when Roon core was running on the same laptop. (UI loads a little slower now)
I don’t notice the difference so much with the remotes on iPad and Mac.
That’s fine, I intend to use either my iPad or Android phone for remote duties, no intention to touch the NUC
Hi Have ROCK running on a DC3217IYE (4th Gen NUC) which runs an i3-3217U Processor (3M Cache, 1.80 GHz), which I believe is the Ivy Bridge family. It has 8GB of RAM and a Crucial mSATA 240GB SSD, which was available in 2.5-inch, m-SATA, and M.2 form factors with the same performance.
There is a post under ROCK folder, re 4th Gen NUC.
It runs and scans my Library of 75K tracks (5,500 albums) which is on a Remote NAS on a 8TB RAID1 volume.
My playback is with no upsampling or DSP, through to a Sonore UPnP Bridge serving a Naim NDS network player.
Now the Auto-Update on the Storage volumes doesn’t work properly, but a ‘Force Rescan’ takes under a minute when I add any new content to the NAS.
So a latest i3 NUC is not mandatory.
Optimized Linux will run well on i3 with 8GB RAM and a reasonable SSD.
My other playback server is an optimized RaspberryPi 2 running Asset UPnP server, which transcodes all FLAC files to WAV & serves DSD64 natively - and this is a tiny platform compared to a NUC, particularly as ROCK has no GUI elements, just text on a Console, and a web status page.
Happy to report my smallish library (less than 1TB) runs great on the following ROCK setup:
INTEL NUC7I3BNH (CORE i3-7100U)
KINGSTON 4GB DDR4 2133MHZ SODIMM x 2
SAMSUNG SM961 M.2 NVME PCIE 256GB
Every control essentially has instantaneous response, do DSP, direct connection to DAC.
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