Sooloos Export Woes

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Nucleus arriving soon

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Netgear Nighthawk Router, Everything hard wired except Ipad

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

No issue with audio

Description Of Issue

So… Here it goes. Longtime Sooloos user finally making the migration since Tidal support ended. I have been experimenting with Roon on an old Mac, and have everything working fine using a limited music library. I have a Nucleus coming that I will run Roon on and have already purchased a fairly high and Buffalo USB raid hard drive. Upon my research and advice from others, I am currently performing a native export from the Sooloos storage devices to the USB drive, with the intention of then plugging that USB drive into the Nucleus. My issue is that the export is painstakingly slow. I started it last night and by this morning they were only 500 tracks exported. My music library is nearly 5000 CDs. Most of it is stored in the original Sooloos Flac format, a small percentage of newer things are in true hi-rez. Music is stored on a fairly original Sooloos Twin Store and a QNAP. All of these components are hardwired to the network. Does anybody see anything wrong here or if there is any way I can speed this up. I’ve certainly never had a speed issue or dropouts while playing the system all these years etc. It’s hard for me to believe the system will stay up and running without interruption in the time it’s going to need at the current pace!!

The very best I achieved performing a Sooloos export, after optimising my system (fast CPUs, fast disk, 2GB network) was 1 album ever 20 seconds.

Let’s call that 30 seconds or 2 albums per minute. So 5000 CDs should take approximately 42 hours to export.

Only 500 tracks overnight (say 8 hours) that really slow.

Can you describe:

  • Hardware that the Sooloos Core is running (I assuming it;s the QNAP, please confirm)
  • Specification of the QNAP (make, module, capacity, disk format)
  • Hardware that Control:PC is running on

Please confirm these are all hardwire to your LAN and what that device is.

  • Specification if Buffalo USB RAID drive (module, capacity, disk format)
  • Confirmation of what device the Buffalo USB drive is connected to.

The goal is to try to identify where the bottle neck might be … for me it was a combination of CPU / RAM on the machine running Control:PC and DISK performance … my hardwired LAN was fine.

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