Audiophile NAS


#1

Anybody has a good recommendation for an audiophile NAS including SSD disk of at leat 500GB?


#2
Anybody has a good recommendation for an audiophile NAS including SSD disk of at leat 500GB?

Alt.1:
NAS:
http://ukdl.synology.com/download/ds/DataSheet/x13-series/DS713+/Synology_DS713+_Data_Sheet_enu.pdf
2off: http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/manuals/OCZ_Vertex4_M_Product_sheet.pdf
They are checked for compatibility (I use this combo).

Alt.2:
NAS with 2 bays: http://www.hardware.no/artikler/test-synology-diskstation-ds214play/155191
2 discs: http://www.dinside.no/922883/western-digital-red-4tb
Install Minimserver and Java.
Backup to USB disc if you do striping only: http://www.wegotserved.com/2012/12/23/hands-lacie-d2-usb-30-thunderbolt-series/
Sorry for the Norwegian content, but you get the message for the references. Just google it if interested :)



#3

Synology DS214Play…( I just bought one) Pick the SSD you like!


#4

Lately I decided for the QNAP HS-210. It is small, good looking and fanless. No fan, no disturbing noise expenditure. That was my thinking, and it works well. I use this NAS with two 3TB WD disks in Raid 1. Additionally I bought a 240GB SSD for my music PC. I copied most of my favorite HiRez files onto this SSD and created a separate library for these files in JRiver. So only if I want to listen to some files not included in this library I have to refer to the NAS, which contents about 2 TB of music . But even if I use the NAS, which is sitting about 1m beside my listening seat, I can only hear the discs “working” while loading a new track.

So, out of my experience, I can recommend the QNAP thing. If you want to, you can even use this NAS with two SSDs, since it is also capable of 2,5" discs.

Hope this helps.


#5

I heard stories on the net that the QNAP HS-210 produces a humming sound…


#6

Ds213+. Two 1TB SS drives . And I have a ds214+ with 4 4tb drives in raid 1 for storage . The ds213+ works silently and efficiently. I use the energy saver feature on all of it. It wakes on lane and stays up till inactive for 30 mins. All my CPU ,s and music servers find it easily.



Al


#7
I heard stories on the net that the QNAP HS-210 produces a humming sound...

I use a set of three cones beneath the HS-210. That decouples the NAS from the stand (currently the top plate of my Genesis bass amp) and makes it dead silent. You can hardly hear the HDs spinning; but using the NAS exclusively for the playback of music via JRiver, the HD spins only for a second or so when loading a new track into the RAM of the PC.
For me it is the best solution for playing music using a PC.

#8

Ah, interesting putting cones underneath a NAS. Most likely the new Bridge II can directly be connected to a NAS, but then this NAS should be very quiet as it is in the same room as my audio system.


#9

Does anybody know how or experience with linear power supply unit with his NAS?

There is also a Linn forum on this topic: http://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/showthread.php?tid=18097.

Also some interesting material on: http://www.enjoythemusic.com/hificritic/vol6_no1/audio_networking.htm


#10

I just read info on the QNAP HS-210 NAS, this one is fanless!


#11

I have often been tempted [when buying larger ext drives] to get a NAS.

I have a Mac Mini with two drives [3tb each] plugged in by firewire. [soon to be by USB3.]

The first drive has my library and my second drive is backed up by Tome Machine once a week or whatever setting I request. If I add any new files I bring home my "off site drive, also 3tb] and swap it for my second drive.

Other than for mirroring, which I do not need, what advantage is there with a NAS if you use a small, silent and “attractive” computer right at the Audio rig?


#12

@gordon … none really… form factor is a bit nicer, but you’re using you Mini as streamer , yes?


#13

For one thought I have is a SS DRIVE like 4 1 TB drives . As I have raid 1 in all of my CPU,s. I do not use it to play music , just storage .

A nas allows me not to have any CPU running if need be.



Al


#14
For one thought I have is a SS DRIVE like 4 1 TB drives . As I have raid 1 in all of my CPU,s. I do not use it to play music , just storage .
A nas allows me not to have any CPU running if need be.


@Gordon, could you please translate?

#15

My jiberish wearing thin hahahaha.

What I meant was if you use a NAS you can have solid state hard drives . In multiple drive Nas you could have more than one drive for acess. As in a four bay ds413+ . Now for me I have two music servers controlled for I pads that do not use a CPU at all . One is the KRELL and the other is the UMT plus.

One lady thing all my stuff is static no DHCP is used

Al


#16

Ah, that’s better. :-*



Your NAS, by the way, also is a basic mini computer that serves the files from the drives.

It can of course play to your rig or just supply to your Krel player etc.

So the set up with a Mini with a drive or two plugged in[ can also daisy chain the drives] is essentially the same thing but with more functionality, if desired.

My mini also streams to my tv for youtube, movies and surfing when not being used for music.

It also feeds my Sonos for whole house broadcast when desired.

With the Mini as the server AirPlay can also stream to better speakers [B&0 example] and Sonos can end up with your kids or a friend.

The only reason I can see for the NAS, is for mirroring or for replacing a power hungry PC.


#17

Gordon I swear I have some kind of issue getting my thoughts across . It is so bad honestly that I had my self tested more than once. They said why was I there after the tests , not joking. Maybe I just do not put the concentration into it. And let’s not forget my spelling , it’s so damn bad I have to use dumbed down words . Cause even spell check throws it’s hands up and gives up.



Your friend al .d


#18

@ALRAINBOW

No problem, my sub conscious mind seems to have linked with your logic trail [scary thing] so once the gist is there then the words become more intelligible.



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http://www.livescience.com/18392-reading-jumbled-words.html


#19

Can you explain steaming to tv ? Is it to play a DVD audio movie like a live concert .?



I know so many people stream movies to tv,s. I have never done so or want to. As I have direct tv every where it does this already . It can find my NAS storage as well.

AL


#20

Lamo. Wow it’s how I read too. I seem to make up words if reading fast too. As for you it’s way beyond most. As what I usually get as a response is code like this WTF ? Hahahaha

We must be smoking the same strain .

Al