I’m going to back up a bit as I may be attempting to correct something that may not be correctable without much more cost and effort.
I am running a QNAP HS-251+ NAS. It has an Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz quad with 2 GB DDR3L RAM. It has two 3TB HD drives. I realize this is not the RAM recommended for Roon, but unfortunately, I had the NAS prior to getting Roon.
I guess I was thinking if the core was moved to an external SSD, it would help as I’ve read it’s better to have the core on an SSD and rather than replace my QNAP drives, I thought just purchasing an external SSD portable drive could be used instead, until I decide to change my NAS.
That being said, I have not noted any performance issues in having the core on the HS-251+, but just trying to improve future performance in an affordable manner. If adding an external SSD has no real benefit, perhaps what I was hoping to accomplish in my original post is not worthwhile.