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RE: To NAS or Not to NAS-More RPI adventures

I'd stay away from a NAS!

I'd buy a NUC (probably a last season model to keep the budget low).
The NUC allows for a 2nd 2,5 inch disk inside. For backups attach a USB disc.

NAS provided software support usually sucks - last time I looked.
LMS won't get updated, if you manage to get the latest version at all.
If you want to run great UPNP servers like Serviio - you'll face issues again.

Free choice and handling of software rules. Flexibility is key.
The two NASs I had several years back ended up in the bin very quickly.

And then. If you want to run DSP tasks (audio/video processing) a NAS runs out of steam at slightest load.

Beside that you obviously can use a NUC for desktop purposes and even as a renderer too. Again, flexibility rules.

Bottom line. Better think twice!

And don't let you fool by "the NAS sounds better" - better then what!?!?

I'm running latest Ubuntu Gnome as base on my NUC server btw.
But you can also use audio focused stuff like e.g VortexBox or similar.


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