NAS recommendation ..has to do gapless
As I have now exceeded the USB folder / file limit on my new M-CR610 (displays max of 5000 files/folders via USB attached devices) I need to sort out a NAS server for storing my music. So if anyone has any first hand experience I'd be grateful for input.
Basically I don't want to leave my PC on 24/7 with Serviio running..same kind of scenario as the majority I'd imagine. Music format will be flac only. Not bothered about anything else really. Oh, except I do rip the occasional DVD to mpeg or VOBs so that would be useful (usually because of NTSC region 1 discs as udp player not multiregion..).
I read somewhere that some of these devices don't support gapless flac, but as the CR610 does how does that work? I thought the point was to to 'stream' the bits to the Marantz and then the Marantz takes care of things after that? Bit confused about that bit. Anyhow, anything that messes with gapless is no good at all. I have just under 700 CDs so need space for them and for more as I am always adding to the pile.
I don't want to cobble anything together though but I'm not looking to spend a fortune either. Of course once music is in flac then redundancy is vital. How do you handle that aside of raid? Make a master backup and store it somewhere? Wouldn't ever want to rip all my music again - haven't even finished the move to flac yet...I did the whole lot a few years ago to 320kbps MP3s using EAC and LAME so this will be a one time only thing. Not enough hours in my life to keep repeating this procedure.