Roon Core Machine
NUC-7 specifically NUC7i7BNH with Windows 10
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Ethernet to router, music server also ethernet to router, no VPN
Connected Audio Devices
Number of Tracks in Library
99,000 tracks, 7996 albums
Description of Issue
Roon has been working well since I installed it on the NUC in early 2019. In about the last two months it has gotten very slow to respond. Even more recently the NUC sometimes turns off automatically, but I’ve only observed that happen when it isn’t playing something.
I leave the NUC turned on all the time. When I open the Roon app on my PC (all noted devices are on my desk), it frequently shows “Remote connection - Waiting for Remote Core”. If I actually wait, it may eventually connect after a few minutes, but sometimes it never succeeds before I give up on it. When/if it does connect and I choose “Albums” from the menu, I have to wait anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes before I can make choices from the albums. If I choose a different sort, it’s another similar wait. And so forth. Early on when it started acting like this I could get it back to reasonable operation by rebooting the music server, waiting until it was ready, then rebooting the NUC, waiting a few minutes, trying the Roon app, no success, rebooting the NUC, waiting a few minutes (observing a lot of activity on the music server after the second NUC reboot), trying again, success for the rest of the day. The next morning, back to square one. Note: rebooting the NUC twice without rebooting the music server didn’t help.
I bought a 128GB SSD with the system in 2019 and I’m thinking I may need to increase that drastically. The number of albums I’ve added on the separate music server has increased from around 500GB to 2.3TB presently, so there’s certainly more for the NUC to handle. Does this sound like a reasonable action to address the slowness? I continue to add albums every few days.
I’m not sure at all with what’s happening when the NUC turns itself off. Does anybody have any suggestions? I haven’t updated the Windows 10 since I would have to attach a monitor and keyboard to accomplish that, a nuisance to do. I should probably do that to see if I’m getting Windows diagnostics of some kind and to upgrade it. Lazy, I know, but I’m getting ready to move and have other things to do.