Is it possible to use the NUC5PPYH PENTIUM N3700 as a ROCK endpoint?
Here are the specs:
This NUC has definitely more than enough resources to act as an roon endpoint.
In fact, I am using it as a roon endpoint running Win10 but I would like to have it as ROCK endpoint.
Is this possible from the hardware point of view?
Before getting an i7 NUC I ran Rock on the N2820 NUC and a second N2820 NUC as an audio endpoint. The N2820 cpu is similar to yours so I would guess yours would work as long as you’re only streaming to endpoints and not doing any DSP type stuff
The only issue is that ROCK is a server install. While it can be used as an endpoint, it is still a server. It would be cleaner to just install Linux and the Linux version of RoonBridge to act as an endpoint.
That is very much a matter of opinion. Just installing a minimal Linux install, just installing the minimum dependencies and just maintaining it independently of any Roon updates. Or just installing ROCK.
Actually, if it is already setup and working as and endpoint, why bother changing things. Keep in mind, if you are using DSD at all, you need to verify that the DAC can work with Linux and, if so, that the ROCK kernel supports the DAC in native mode (if you care about that).
32gb will work but only if you have a very small collection. The ROCK admin page will tell you what percentage of the drive is used. I use a 128gb M.2 SATA that is 99% unused. My collection is around 8000 tracks.
32gb is more than enough then. I used the same size to build a ROCK powered end point. ROCK can support WiFi but not universally. Not all WiFi cards are equal. They need to be compatible with the NUC and recognised by ROCK. So people have purchased a card known to work with ROCK and found it to be incompatible with their particular NUC.
I would like to turn this NUC from LOW maintenance (Win10 updates on the very limited 32 GB drive and antivirus protection on that headless NUC) to NO maintenance ROCK.
Oh. And the Lampis “can” Linux AND Windows.
I use both