I’ve searched and searched for this…found nothing so far.
I’ve been told (and read somewhere) that the Nucleus can be upgraded from 8gb to 16gb of memory.
Is that true? If so, what kind of memory is compatible and how does one install it? Downside?
Pointers or links would be appreciated.
I have a Nucleus+ on order. Trying to figure out how I want to set it up…so I can just leave it :). I also tend to believe you should get computers with the most horsepower available because who knows what features will come in the future. That said, I’m not used to buying a single-use computer like the Nucleus.
Hmm hardly comparable. This is hardly a bespoke piece of equipment engineered to do it’s job and nothing else than it was built for. Have you tried to do anything else with a dishwasher or sewing machine. The nucleus is still just a pc with a bespoke os that is available for free use and some fancy emperors new clothes.
That was my point: it isn’t.
You can’t run anything else on it.
You can take it apart and reuse its components, but then it is not a Nucleus anymore.
This is the thesis I have discussed at length: a new powerful trend, single purpose devices.
If you want a computer, buy a computer.
Nucleus is a single purpose appliance. It is made with computer technology, but that doesn’t make it a computer. Which is wonderful.
For the Nucleus, it doesn’t make sense (because you will hit other walls), but for the Nucleus+, it may be required if you have a very large library. We had a user that was coming close to 8GB used up with a bit short of 350k tracks.
We have another customer with 700k tracks that will blow past 16GB at some higher number (unknown what).
However, at libraries that large, you will have other performance issues that do not involve RAM.
Depends on the model. Best is to open it up and look. Then install. If you know computers, do it. Otherwise, take it to someone who does.
I don’t have a huge number of tracks but many of them are hires and DSD (which my Linn does not support so the Nucleus will do the heavy lifting here), my library approaches five tb and is growing.
I don’t want to tinker. I don’t think adding memory to a computer - even if it is a single purpose one - really qualifies as tinkering. I just want to do all my setup at the beginning, put it in my media closet and forget about it.
Memory is cheap. Why not future proof by maxing the capacity?
I can take a look if I open it up to add a SSD. If any one has experience worth adding memory (namely those with these huge libraries) I would love to hear what you bought.
Still don’t buy it, it’s still a computer however much you dress it up or down. Maybe currently a single purpose computer due to the OS but it the same components and config as a computer. It just like my pi’s with Ropieee installed
they are still computers.
I thought about my question a little more and I think can simplify it to be: is the Nucleus hardware designed so that the end user can add memory? That is, is there an open memory slot or is the current memory easily pulled out (not soldered) and replaced.
Technically, the answer is yes, but it involves disassembling the storage tray and connection board. You can see the RAM banks underneath the harddrive plaform in these pics (two banks, the bottom one filled with Kingston RAM, red-and-white label):
From comments made by Danny elsewhere yes this should be the case. Try to buy the same brand/spec module if you can tho I have run mixed brands in other computers wth no impact as long as the spec is the same