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#275934 - 2018-05-11 12:39 On crossroad: QNAP or tinkering
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I'm on the crossroad of rebuilding my streaming setup or tinkering with it and I'm looking for experience based feedback to help me decide.

The building blocks of my Sooloos system are a C15 and 3 TwinStores with industrial grade WD HDDs (2*2 TB; 2*3 TB). The system is almost full and some HDDs are on the edge of their life expectancy.

Since I've been building the Sooloos library for many years now, I want to stay with the system, yet feel the need to either rebuild it or tinker with it.

Rebuilding would be: investing in a QNAP TVS671 with an SSD and 5 HDDs and transplanting the library to this system.

Tinkering: gradually replacing the HDDs with larger capacity HDDs.

In any case the new HDDs would be WD Reds @ 4TB. (I suppose the TS's can handle those.) I want to reduce warmth production and E-consumption. And I don't mind the initial delay in start up time.

Pro rebuilding: not dependent on C15; will handle database better / faster; easily expandable; new
Contra rebuilding: the time consuming hassle of setting it up / making it work

Pro tinkering: lower cost (saves investing in a QNAP), that I can spread in time; easily done.
Contra tinkering: working with older hardware (TS's)

I'm leaning a bit to the tinkering side, but I'm curious for your thoughts! What would you do?
Thanks in advance!

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#275941 - 2018-05-11 13:20 Re: On crossroad: QNAP or tinkering [Re: Johannes]
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Hi,

Sooloos Hardware is quite dated now, so I would look to move that on and go down the QNAP route.

- QNAP with HDD for storage, SSD for cache (need for Roon).
- iPad for control.
- Sooloos installed on QNAP.

Also consider switching to Roon
Supports: Sooloos endpoints, Roon Ready endpoints, USB DACs, Sonos, Airplay, ...,
Migration: Sooloos native export to the QNAP, point Roon at the exported files.

If you’re even only slightly interested/curious get a trial and check it out.

Regards
Carl


861v6+ID40, HD621, 8000.2, 7200HC, 7200, SKYQ Silver, PS3, PDP-LX6090, QNAP TS870-Pro (8*6TB), Roon, iPadAir2.
[In Reserve] C15, MD600 (2*3TB), TwinStore RM (2*2TB)
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#275951 - 2018-05-11 15:52 Re: On crossroad: QNAP or tinkering [Re: Johannes]
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The QNAP route will also give you better certainty over drive health.


Sooloos, Roon, G series (with LPS upgrade), 800 series (with LPS upgrade), HD621, AC200, Prime and PS, DSPs old and new.

Purdeys, Moke, Leica, 'Blad. Only the best.
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#276019 - 2018-05-14 12:53 Re: On crossroad: QNAP or tinkering [Re: dpstjp]
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Thanks both, I'll expand my options and give them some more thought.


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