An important distinction needed here. Have just set up a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2, only to discover that Squeezebox Server is not yet available for this box! However the forums indicate that it's imminent.
Looks like I'll have to continue using my laptop to serve my two SB Touch. Am a bit gutted, but the NAS was straightforward to setup. Stay tuned.
Does this account for the fact that (having bought a Netgear Duo), when I try to upload Squeezebox server it keeps saying "Invalid Image"?
Duo - it was my ineptitude that caused the problem; I'm up and away!
Cyrus 8vs2 (+ PSX-R), Cyrus X Power Amp (+ PSX-R), Squeezebox Touch, Silver High Breed Quintessence Cables, PMC FB1i Speakers.
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The Synology NAS's all have the ability to run Squeezebox server (media center). You simply install an app from within the Synology interface.
Naim Nait XS, Dynaudio Focus 110, Rotel 965BX/Squeezebox Touch (transports), Rega DAC. Chord Cobra Plus/Prodac, QED Revelation, Wireworld Starlight 6, Supra Mains Conditioner with LoRad cables - Yes, I am most definitely influenced by What Hi Fi's review, but also my ears.
I acquired a SBT about 2 months ago now and have been running it with a 1TB HDD plugged straight into it. On the whole it works fairly well (sound quality is great) as long as long I don't use the shuffle option which can't cope with 21,000 tunes and results in it crashing.
It does have the odd glitch; usually right at the end of a tune; a bit like when a CDP has a momentary skip, so I was wondering if a NAS would be of any use. I've never used one and I don't fully understand the point of them except a lot of SBT users seem to have one.
If they are useful, what should I be looking for? Budget is no more than £200.
Currently listening to: Rory Gallagher: Fresh Evidence
Well, I bought a Netgear Duo with a 2TB hard drive included, for £228. I also bought 1GB memory module to replace the 256MB one that was fitted; only had to undo 2 screws to remove the side panel, lifted out the old memory and then slotted in the new one - took about 30 seconds.
Went to the Logitech website and found instructions on how to install Squeezebox Server to the NAS; again, very straightforward. Transferred all the music from the old drive to the one in the NAS which took about 12 hours overnight.
Squeezebox detected the NAS and all the music, hit play and it works perfect; no glitches, plays 'random' with no problems at all and most importantly, it sounds great.
Currently listening to: Jan Akkerman - Gate to Europe
Oh, and thanks for all the advice!
After the false start with the Netgear Duo v2, I've subsequently purchased a Synology D212j installing the 2 x 2TB disks I'd purchased separately. Installation and configuration has been really straightforward, particularly the LMS.
Happy now that I don't need to use my laptop
Synology D212j 2TB NAS -> Squeezebox Touch (w/upgraded PSU) -> Micromega MyDAC -> Resolution Opus CD player -> Ecosse interconnect -> Krell 400xi integrated -> Chord Carnival LS cable -> Raidho 1.0; RA mains cables on all kit.
What advice did you receive on upgrading the RAM for the benefit of Squeezebox? What will it do quicker and how much was 1gb?
Hi mattjax05, see Tonya's advice earlier in the thread; upgrade was about £25.
Netger say it gives about a 12% speed increase. With 1Gb. I went and changed to 512 Mb nd TBH have not noticed much change but I have not been looking for any.
Will be going for the max size as I should have one from the start sometime.
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Having read comments about mirrored Nas dual drive, losing data on A and therefore B, what is the best configuration for a dual hdd Nas.
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