I am posting this under Nucleus as it seemed to be the most relevant place to do so. I am looking for some recommendations on HD cases / enclosures. I have not had very good luck with regular external hard drives. They keep crapping out on me after little usage.
I want to purchase some NAS quality HDs and put them in enclosures either one drive per case or a box that will hold up to four hard drives. (A NAS is too complex for me.) I plan on purchasing 12tb hard drives so that eliminates most of the possibilities. I read reviews on Amazon last night and most seem to have issues. Most of them have cheap power supplies that may not hold up over time.
I have a NUC717BNH with the Roon software which of course runs under Linux. I am wondering if I could connect a Thunder3 X Quad to it. I would purchase it for the quality not the speed factor. It seems to have a good power supply. I read that any computer that runs Windows can run Linux and I also read that if you went into the Bios and entered some instructions, it would work. I don’t know whether this could be done in conjunction with the Roon software running on the NUC. Nothing in High End Audio is ever easy.