Roon on Synology-Performance Issues

A while back I ran a Roon server on my Synology 918+ with full NAS HDDs in it (but no SSD).
My ~2500 song FLAC collection is also stored on the Synology.

My end points consisted of:
Trinnov Altitude 16 (media room)
Sonos Amp (back porch)
Sonos Play 5s (family room)

I had eventually given up using Roon due to two issues:

  1. Didn’t want to pay for an extra streaming sub as whole family is on Spotify and has no interest in Tidal
  2. The Roon app on my iPhone and macos would lag and often just crash when I used it as a controller for playback. Most of these crashes would occur when I was playing back to the Sonos end points.

I understand for my media room (Trinnov) I would get much better sound using Roon, so I’m considering implementing it again and going back to Tidal.

How much of my performance issues do you think can be attributed to the fact I was running it on my Synology?
What do you think I would gain in performance (or other features) if I invested in a Roon Nucleus (or Intel NUC Nucleus clone I’d build)?

I’m running Roon on a Synology 918+ (no SSD) and I have 0 perf issues (±40K tracks) (also running Plex server and lots of other stuff)

Interesting - I’m going to give it another whirl on the NAS and see how it goes with the performance.

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Are you using your Sonos endpoints with WiFi. If so then a not optimal WiFi connection could probably be the cause of your performance issues.

Happy to report so far Roon on NAS has not had the same issues I had before - will keep monitoring.

I have a few other unrelated questions/issues though:

  1. ios app to trinnov - when pressing volume up or down it only goes down in volume

  2. When using “play radio”, how can I see what songs are coming next (or even see them like in the pop-up that happens when I’m playing music from an album that has ended and Roon is feeding related tracks)?

  3. How to make volume about the same between tracks without compromising sound quality (there are up to 10dB swings at times between tracks)?

Same here. 2TB collection, 42,000 tracks on DS918+.


I run ROON on a Synology DS420+ with extended RAM 10GB > approx. 2600 albums, Flac (16/24 bit) and DSD without any problems. I was using an HDD at the time, the operation was too sluggish for me, the conversion to SSD made it noticeably smoother and faster.

Basically it works but with 0 problems.

Kind regards

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I set my modem to bridge mode (basically turned on DMZ and added 3rd party router device to list) and it worked perfectly.

Thank you so much!