I use a Readynas ultra 2.
Works great, and very quick. Upgrading "Logitech media server" is a PITA, but not difficult. (You have to uninstall, clean, install, clean) - all the instructions are given though, it just takes 10 mins or so.
Also, It's worth setting up the remote option. That way you can access your NAS from anywhere in the world...
Great to know...maybe I will ask for your help if I can't do it...but if you say everything is clearly explained that's ok!
On another topic, I see you have the ADM9T with a SQB...are you happy of SQ?
The Squeezebox sounds exactly the same as any of my other sources plugged into the ADMs...excellent. I personally think there is next to zero difference between digital sources. I have 2 duet receivers personally, and the sound is exactly the same as it is from my CD player, Tesco special DVD player and PS3. (If that was your question ). If you mean Sound Quality... Superb. I cannot imagine putting together DAC, Amp and speakers for anywhere near the price and coming close.
And, Nads, I have had no issues with the latest software (which I did with earlier versions, getting stuck). Although of course I'm on the x86 version, I dunno if that makes a difference.
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." - Dalai Lama
my update was faultless it is just the scanning which is a known issue as you may have seen on the slim forums.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
Guys,regarding internal hard disk for the NAS ,do I need to select anything specific or not?
No, just get 2 the same SATA II drives . Remember that by default it will form a RAID XRAID 2 array and the total available space will be the same as one disk.
This is useful as a 1st level backup (although it isn't strictly a backup) if a disk goes pop. But if you want to use the whole space, you can, just do that BEFORE you start putting music on it, as it will have to be re-formatted.
What about getting 1 disk (2Tb) for now and adding a second one later where there will be need? Don't really need backup for now. Is that possible to use it with only 1 slot full for now with a 2Tb disk?
Yep, no problem, I did that at first. But I like the reassurance of 2. I only have 2x1 TB, which is around 50% full.
Ah great, so I will stick with 1x2TB for now...and if I need second one (do not think that's gonna be the case for now) I can simply add...the Ultra 2 plus has a max of 4TB, correct? Thanks
i has 4 bays? then you can have 4 X ? as you want. Like I have 4 X 2Tb drives in my NV+ giving 5ish Tb in Xraid.
It has 2 bays...that's why I said it's 4TB max (2x2TB each).
After one full week of listening I am really amazed by the SB touch and how it works with a Netgear Ready NAS.
I was actually wondering, if I activate the wake on LAN option on NAS, woud it be enough to select a song on the squeezebox controller to get it active again? Or do I need any special software?
Bringing the Touch out of standby sends a WOL magic packet that should wake the server.
That's great news, thanks a lot!
Every day more convinced that SBT + NAS is a great combination and worth every eur spent.
EDIT. So if I activate Wake on LAN it will automatically shut the NAS down after specific minutes of inactivity? Or this is just an option to wake it up whenever is off (so depending on other configurations like disks spin down or power timer)? I ask because I don't see an option to shut the NAS down after xx min of inactivity).
Sorry, can't help with the power-saving options available on the NAS as I don't have one.
I've now switched my 1TB external hard drive (with 22,000 FLAC files on it) from the PC and straight in to the SB.
The SB server discovered all the files as far as I can make out and an hour in, all is well and sounding great.
Currently listening to: Chapterhouse - Blood Music
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So you plugged an external USB drive into the SB Touch directly? Humm Im gonna have to try that, seeing as though I have a 750Gb external drive with power supply just sitting there. I have heard this can be unreliable, so gonna format the drive, plonk the 3600 odd FLAC files on it, plug it in and see what happens. If it works, would mean I no longer have to have the laptop turned on.
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