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#279074 - 2018-09-21 06:17 Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ?
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On the verge of buying a new Laptop to run Tidal and Roon Core and am wondering is the a SSD drive essential for running Roon? I will be using Roon Remote primarily.

Also thinking of partner as she needs slightly bigger storage than the standard 128gb SSD for work.

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Danny


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#279075 - 2018-09-21 06:43 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Danny77]
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For running a Roon Core, we highly recommend an SSD as the main OS drive where the Roon database will be stored. To clarify, on Windows, this will be the C: drive. Also, for Mac, Fusion drives aren’t ideal.

For your music, if you wish, this can be on an external, non-SSD, drive, or NAS. The SSD speed is not critical for this part of Roon’s operation.


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#279076 - 2018-09-21 07:00 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: VirusKiller]
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That’s great thanks.

I have an older generation iPad can’t remember which one but it is around 4 yrs old will I need to update this?

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Danny


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#279077 - 2018-09-21 07:19 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Danny77]
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I'm pretty sure that we support all iPads from iPad 4 (Nov 2012), running iOS 11 or higher.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad#History


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#279119 - 2018-09-22 17:25 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Danny77]
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This should help FAQ: What models of iPhone and iPad can I use Roon with? and if you're unsure of what the version is of you iPad ... check out the Apple site to identify it from the model number on backface.

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#279120 - 2018-09-22 18:48 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Carl]
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Thanks Carl; I didn't realize that the iPad 4 stopped at iOS 10 which means that it cannot run the Roon app. So it's Nov 2013 and beyond.


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#279121 - 2018-09-22 18:49 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Carl]
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Thank you for the advice.

Just purchased a Laptop for Tidal, will probably order a 218 tomorrow.

I take it my Laptop will not need to be constantly connected to the Router for Tidal? As long as I have a good WiFi signal and 218 is connected to Router I should be ok?😳

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Danny


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#279125 - 2018-09-22 20:40 Re: Is an SSD hard drive essential for controlling Roon with an iPad ? [Re: Danny77]
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No two installs / environments are the same ... you'll just have to try it.

Regards,
Carl


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