Hi, I’m considering building a Roon Core on a NUC. The Roon recommended NUC for large libraries (NUC10i7FNH) is unavailable in the UK at present. What do Roon recommend as an alternative. My library is circa 130k songs with potential to grow and is 1.7TB currently so it feels like I need something that is pretty powerful. All help appreciated.
Thanks for coming back so quickly Ged.
I’m new to this Intel NUC thing, so when you say “smaller”, in what way? I’m assuming that it is the 64GB limitation to run ROCK.
I thought the SSD for the ROCK was internal rather than external. If I am adding it externally, is that a problem?
“Smaller” in this context means physically smaller - the 10i7FNK model isn’t as high, and doesn’t have space to fit a 2.5" SSD internally. It’s not a problem to add music storage externally using a USB drive (either SSD or HDD will work)
ROCK will get installed on the M.2 SSD that you still need for the NUC
You can’t store music on the SSD used by ROCK. Large libraries have a large Roon database - hence the recommendation. And these days, you’d be hard pressed to find M.2 SSDs smaller than 128GB in any case. When ROCK was first made available, 64GB SSDs were common.
That’s what I thought, hence the question. I’m just nervous that the 64GB might be limiting for the operation when Roon themselves recommend 128GB.
So do you put the larger SSD into one of the external slots and boot from there? i.e. connect it to a USB
Because the blurb on the model you suggested has a maximum of 64GB RAM.
And therein lies the answer. I think I may have confused the RAM with the memory (searches for faceplant emoji).
I think you may have solved it! Thanks