Hey, sorry to continue a slightly older thread, but my issue is pretty related so figure it was better to keep them together. I’m in the same boat as TP two posts ago. I’m copying my music folder to ROCK NUC via my Mac, was able to set up SMB drive fine on the Mac, get access, etc…
Roon Rock comes up on my network just fine as a Roon library. I also have a lifetime subscription and I don’t really care if the libraries stay in sync and I’m not even sure that will be an option for me since the two machines will be in different houses without a common network connection.
Here’s my situation with the new Rock server:
When I go into Roon Settings Storage, it doesn’t see the local hard drive (that Rock is running fine on and that I can add folders/files to remotely from the Mac). Is there a trick here? On my Antipodes all the connected internal drives show up fine.
You cannot partition with Rock. Rock consumes and locks out the entire OS drive for itself. There is no way to use it for storage or anything else. That is why you have to add a second drive for storage. An external USB drive works great!!
Or, use a different OS, like Linux or Windows which will.allow you more freedom in how the hardware is used.
I can confirm that after loading the second SSD with Rock and staging it to boot first in the BIOS, (at least in my case) the machine will not boot correctly with the original SSD still in place (even with all the files manually deleted). Unplugging the original drive fixes this, and plugging it back in (as-is) breaks it again.
So I’m waiting for a USB-adapter to re-format the the original drive, which I will attempt to do from my Mac, and hopefully I can use it as a data drive for the music folders after that.