Running Roon on QNAP TS-269L

Has anyone succesfully managed to install/run Roon 1.3 (core) on a QNAP TS-269L NAS ?

Hi @Christian_Chateauvie,

Intel® Atom™ 1.86 GHz Dual-core Processor
DRAM 1GB RAM (Expandable RAM, up to 3GB)

I recommend reading [FAQ: What are the minimum requirements?]
( and esp. Brian’s post that’s linked:

Note: at that time that post was penned Roon did not have it DSP engine … upsampling, EQ, etc. can quickly consume CPU resources.

Personally I’d not go lower than an i3 with 4GB RAM, and if your into lots of DSP filters then an i5 / 8GB would be the sweet spot.

Thanks for the pointer, much appreciated !

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I can report Roon works just great on this QNAP TS-269L device. I have upgraded the RAM to 3Gb and installed the Roon DB on an SSD disk as recommended.


I’ve been running Roon on T269L with 3Gb for last 3-4 years. from last Roon update 1.7 then it does seem it’s not going to be a powerful enough machine for much longer. For me this plays fine but (with CPU & Core monitoring) then heavy Db items such as ‘Discover’ are not longer working with reasonable performance (some cores hitting 100% etc) 2min response time to Discover. Still playing ok though. Support don’t seem as particularly helpful as they have been in the past just stating the 269l is below spec. No data as to what they have changed that’s caused this performance issue etc,.

Have you upgraded to something else since this post? I’m wondering if a new processor running roon core and the 269L for Music files.

Am still running Roon on the same gear… and am still happy with it. I notice that at times response times are a bit longer on some functions… but still this is manageable. The discover function takes about 20 seconds to return first results, then 7-10 seconds on subsequent executions. My library has ‘only’ 2000 albums / 15,000 tracks though… perhaps yours is larger ?
Note that I have the Roon DB on a SSD disk. I trust this makes a huge difference for such things.

Hi Christian, thanks for taking the time to respond. Overall i would agree the performance is manageable (at least until the next Roon upgrade!). i too run Db on SSD and Files on Spinning disk (3K Albums, 41K Tracks) so a little larger. As I think I said, the music playing is pretty much interrupted even with multiple endpoints playing. Gets a little more stretched if i play HiRes tracks to multiple locations and is I do and DSD stuff. But all ok from a playing perspective and Roon is just very good at that. It’s mainly the discovery that takes the time so it’s that that causes the NAS Processor cores to get good usage as It’s (Im guessing here) going off and querying local and external Data sources. But leaving tidal but removing Qobuz from the ‘services’ options and cleaning up the Db has led to ok performance. Just a warning for me that i’m running out of processing capacity and to upgrade that is costly.

Thanks again for response.