I have been using ROCK with a USB Drive attached for storage. My library is about 110,000 files and continues to grow. I recently acquired an Aries G1. I want to continue to use the ROCK as core (primarily to stream to other endpoints in my house) with the Aries as the endpoint on my primary audio system.
My question is related to where to attach the USB Drive. I currently have it attached to the Aries and it works fine, but I am wondering if there is any advantage (sound quality or otherwise) to attaching the drive to the ROCK. Not sure if it matters, but I am alternating between Lightning and ROON for an interface. I perceive a very slight difference in sound, but ROON is more versatile.