Hello All. I am hoping I can get recommendations for making a Synology NAS work (purely as a file server) for Roon. I already have an I7 NUC to do the heavy lifting, but my DS218+ Synology NAS apparently is not up to the task of promptly serving files to the NUC (I get typical 14-second delays in loading files, but no delays using Tidal). I understand that this is because Roon performs multiple processing on the source file - whereas simpler user interfaces (like BlueOS) just take the file from my NAS with no delay. This additional processing is apparently key to Roon’s functionality, and is therefore unavoidable. I could ditch the NAS and simply use a USB drive hooked up to my NUC, but I like having a NAS in my home.
Apparently, the issue with the DS218+ is not enough processing power with its Celeron chipset. Can anybody using a Synology NAS as a file server for Roon (i.e. not running Roon itself) tell me what models, or what specs, work?
As an add-on to this discussion, if I am upgrading my NAS to one with more firepower, should I consider just running Roon on the NAS instead of the NUC? Somehow, I’m thinking I will overall have more firepower with the NUC.