Does anyone use a internal hard drive for music storage on your Roon Nucleus for a Roon core/endpoint?
No, just skinny ROON ROCK. I have a large hot rodded NAS for storage.
Initially, I got Nucleus+ to stream from Naim Uniti Core. However, I decided to add Samsung SSD storage to Nucleus and copied files to it. I have noticed a little improvement. While nucleus streams to other points in the house, my critical listening is done using its USB output into Matrix then DS DAC.
I’d go for internal SSD instead of internal HD. I use a headphone system and was annoyed by the sound of a nearby external HD, so I switched to internal SSD. My audio gear crowds its space, so internal SSD took up less space than an external one, and needed no cables. And now that I’m often streaming via Qobuz, I don’t need Nucleus+ or larger SSD. Albums in excess of 2TB that I’m unlikely to listen to still live on a disconnected external HD, but they’re easy to retrieve any time I want them.
Samsung 2TB 860 EVO SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD isn’t costly and functions without glitches.
Thanks @Serhan! I’m using a Mac Mini right now as a Roon core into my Matrix Spdif 2 into my Directstream Dac. The sound is good but for the minimal investment I’m making on a used Nucleus I’d like to see how it compares to the Mac Mini!
No experience with Mac here. I have started the file server journey with a Naim UnitiServe that was a CD player, ripper, internet radio and file server with 2TB red Seagate drive!
Evo 860 noted by @thompsonkirk is recommended by Naim Audio, so I installed one in Naim Core and another in Roon Nucleus. Should you install one, please tell us how it goes. Thanks.
Just ordered the 2tb Samsung EVO SSD. Thank you
Wishing you the best.
@paul172 - I installed a 4TB Samsung EVO SSD into my Nucleus+ a few years ago and love it. A very easy install and works fantastic.
I did the same, added a 4tb SSD to mine when I bought it…
Any thoughts on the difference between Samsung SSD offerings? Why not the Pro version?
@amsco15 - the pro was all about reliability and bit error and I just didn’t see it. The performance for the EVO has been amazing. I had a 1TB PRO for a year, then the EVO and I saw zero performance advantage for the PRO. So, that was the reason for me getting the EVO versus the PRO. I also have (2) T5 (2TB) USB-C SSD(s) and that work great. I use one in the CT6 Cadillac and one for my cycling videos in my cycle room. never can have enough USB-C SSD(s)…
Mostly write endurance, longevity - since I’m reading mostly, what is the point. I fill my SSD with files and then read them daily. I add monthly and re-write yearly at best…
Thanks, I was contemplating the 4TB EVO but went with the 2. I have a 1tb on my Mac mini for music storage and its only at 25% capacity so 2tb will be plenty for me. I find that a lot music I have in my collection is available in better hires versions on Qobuz.
2TB is very good space unless your library is all DSD files. It would easily store flac rips for 3000+ CDs. I’d be lost in such a library.
I have a 4tb Samsung SSD in my Euphony server and fully loaded with all my music I am using a few bits over 1tb of it. If and when I buy a new device 2tb will be the order. But I do have a 12tb drive filled with all DSD on the way so who knows? I am finally going to be able to hear DSD. Fun.
Let’s see! 12TB would take about 60,000 DSD Tracks. Assuming each is 5 minutes, that would be 5000 hours . Assuming you spend 10 hours in front if your music system a day, spend 2 weeks with family for , you’ll need 12 months to listen to tutti i file musicali DSD If you buy more music, you will will need more space and have your library spill over the following year
*key assumption, you do not leave your music system for the weekend
What if you find DSD is better than vinyl? Will the AirDAS be on eBay? It’s very nice, certainly a step up from the JVC.
He used to have a Rega. I am not sure what happened to it.
I still have the Rega RP10. I adore it. I never wanted to replace it. It’s the best turntable I have ever owned. I am sad I am replacing it.
To it’s credit, my new tonearm alone costs nearly three times what the RP10 costs. The cartridge, nearly two times. The turntable, over eight times the cost.
Will the audible differences be worth all the fuss and bother and expense?
But who cares?
You never know. Time will tell. I truly hope you’re choices would keep you happy and musically motivated.