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 Post subject: Cheap NAS solution.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:47 am 
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Take a Raspberry Pi, boot it up with OpenMediaVault OS. Add a USB hard drive and you have a NAS box. Apparently has RAID capability too, but that I have not yet tried. Currently using this to remotely access 1 TB of WAV files on an Aries Streamer.

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How come you don't use the Raspberry Pi also as a streamer?
Do you not like the media control (Rune, Volumio) available with it?

I understand outboard DACs can be of better quality vs the Raspberry boards available...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:26 am 
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weisbe wrote:
How come you don't use the Raspberry Pi also as a streamer?
Do you not like the media control (Rune, Volumio) available with it?

I understand outboard DACs can be of better quality vs the Raspberry boards available...


Been there done that. Was a fun project with Volumio and a Dragonfly red, but moved on to the Auralic Aries and Chord combo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:43 am 
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I have the same DAC as you....

What were the shortcomings of using Raspberry Pi as a streamer in your opinion?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:57 am 
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I tried that too but my problem with RPi as NAS is that it's slooooow. For streaming music it should be ok but for any other purposes it's too slow for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:36 am 
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weisbe wrote:
I have the same DAC as you....

What were the shortcomings of using Raspberry Pi as a streamer in your opinion?


I did find Volumio a little erratic some days, but the main problem was the lack of native Tidal support. I was able to get Tidal streaming to the Raspberry via Bubble Server and Lumin, but that was convoluted and connectivity, even via ethernet was also erratic. Soundwise Volumio was excellent, but for me it was more of a second system level for background listening. I had fun experimenting with it and I think it's an excellent first streamer project for someone who likes to tinker.

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I understand Rune integrates well with Tidal. Will try this weekend. Volumio v3 is also supposed to improve connectivity with streaming services: we'll see.


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If you want the newest USB box, I think its available in Canada now. I say buy for the future and add 2 of the best HD you can afford, non-encrypted and dont use raid of course. I like Western Digital. I like enterprise quality drives. This box was tested with 2 X 10TB drives. $130 US. StarTech make Lenovo things so you know its good. Beats buying throw away/rubbish HD's which most are. I have lost far too much valuable information throughout the years to rely on anything but-A-multiple backups OR B-NAS Farm OR C-Enterprise HD's within an old Xenon workstation=used as an NAS.

There are also Routers available now you can slide a large hard drive into to aid in distribution and speed, I think in terms of a buffer, more than in terms of hanging storage off a router/switch/distribution point. Welcome to future fibre.

https://www.startech.com/HDD/Enclosures ... S352BU313R


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