This was discussed in connection with the latest Roon Update. My first posting was here. Latest posting was here.
If I re-install the OS everything is “fixed” - until the next morning, when the symptoms arise once again. This has continued every day now for a week. @support
Sorry. I have several NUCs and was mistaken about the Rock machine. It is a NUC7i7BNH. Quite old I’m afraid (manufactured June 2017) - but it has been running quite well until now. (Actually as I am typing this it’s playing my playlists quite well, but who knows what will happen tomorrow.) I don’t recall how much ram is in there - I don’t even remember where I bought it. I recently replaced the two USB drives I was using for file storage with a single WD 18TB Elements drive. Roon Database & Settings shows 84% of 114 GB available.
Could the problem be that the latest Roon update requires additional computing power - especially for large music collections? Might that be the cause of these drop-outs and failures to find resources? Should I consider a computer upgrade, perhaps to a NUC10i7FNH with 32 GB of RAM? Could I just pop the old SSD into the new computer, or would I need to re-create everything on a new drive? @support
What exactly do you mean by “slow to update”? Do you see any error messages displayed or just the lost connection screen? How much RAM do you have on that Core? Theoretically, yes you can swap the OS drive over and it should carry the database, can’t say for sure if the audio drivers will carry over properly, but you can give this a try and if there are any issues reinstall ROCK and restore from a backup.
For about a week the machine would fail to find the core, then would stutter on and off, then would lose the connection. This was after the latest update. (The problem did not appear until the latest update, and the machine is 4 years old.) The issue has improved, but still exists. I have 8GB RAM.
Is the NUC 10 a significant upgrade from the NUC 7 - enough to warrant spending $900 on a new machine? Or would an increase in memory be enough? Or is this my problem at all? If this is my problem (insufficient computing power) would the latest NUC (the NUC 11) be a good choice?