I’m currently using a Vault 2, strictly for library storage, that has been serving me well for the past few years, along with a M1 Mac Mini as my Roon Core.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve begun to notice that I’m starting to have some occasional, minor performance issues with the Vault 2, which have me now thinking about next steps and how best to protect my library.
I’d like to buy an external SSD to back everything up to, but, in reading the Bluesound Support Crew help article about backing up your library, it mentions that the ext4 file system “can’t be accessed” by Mac or Windows.
I’m confused by this sentence. If it were unable to be accessed by either OS, how is the internal Vault drive, which in the same format, currently seen by both OSes on my network?
I guess my main question here is well… I’m not really sure what my question is…LOL
What I want is to replace my Vault 2 with some form of network-attatched SSD that can act as the new home for my Roon library, and can be accessible from both MacOS and Windows.
What I do know is that, as much as I would love to, I unfortunately can’t afford a Nucleus. I could go the NUC route, but, then my core and my library wouldn’t be separate.
What’s the best way to go about this (other than a Nucleus), and, also, what’s the best filesystem for the library drive, which would be read/write accessible to both Windows and Mac OS?
Sorry for the lengthy post, and apologies for any confusion…I’m just trying to focus on what I need to know. Thanks, and any help appreciated!