I built my Roon Server using an HP EliteDesk 800 G2 DM with an i7 which I bought used off of eBay. The DM is a very small footprint, <> 7"x7" and very quiet. The motherboard can use the m.2 drive which are very fast. It came with 500G drive.
I added an M.2 250G drive and used the hard drive for backups of Roon. 8G RAM is enough. I have an 8 G external USB drive which stores my music. Works great.
Documentation and drivers are available from HP, so no worry about HP support.
Cost: $300 for the computer and the M.2 drive. I used Windows Server 2019 which cost $10. I would suggest looking at the G3 or G4 versions now. I have the Roon Lifetime license. All hardware and software was under $1000. I took my time to get the best price. Today with the increase of the Roon lifetime license, you price will be $1000 - $1200.
I have over 30,000 albums, and it just works, never an issue. I use RDP to manage the server.
Vibration pads under both components.
Impressive stuff Mike
Can anyone help me on moving my library from my NAS to the local 1tb SSD inside my tall NUC?
Will roon copy this over or do I need to use Windows to do this?
Hi Mike, got a 1tb SSD installed in my NUC …how do I copy my NAS library over to the internal SSD ? The roon setup is not very clear on this. Thanks simon
Sorry to jump in, but Roon can’t do this. You need to use Windows. Just copy over the network to your SSD. It will take a while.
Thanks David, where exactly do I copy it to?
First, initialize the drive from the web interface:
Then mount it as a smb share on a pc/mac and copy your music to it…
Thanks Mike, for the first initialisation bit do I do this within Roon settings or from say explorer on a pc?
I assume the ip address is the roon rock or should it be the nas…?sorry for the rather basic questions!
Do this from within the web interface, the ip address is that of your roon core/NUC:
Hopefully you’ve perused the KB. The section on music storage is here https://kb.roonlabs.com/FAQ:_Importing_Music