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RE: If SQ qulaifies as "good enough", then...


"Chris at CA suggest one needs a $600 "appliance" (ROCK) to keep things stable where a general purpose computer does not."

That's just total B.S. IMHO.

According to Chris:
"Not too long after I built the PC, I started having issues that I've yet to solve. The PC must be restarted daily for Roon, JRiver, or web browsers to work. I've also installed Roon on a number of NAS units, and been disappointed by the slow speed when browsing and searching my library (300,000+ tracks). The point of my story is to point out that problems will arise with a general purpose computer and a better solution is desirable."

That's a broad generalization to take HIS problems with HIS general purpose computers and suggest that all Roon users will be faced with the same problems.

I can understand having problems with loading Roon on a anemic NAS but no one is forcing a gun to his head suggesting that this is the right way to architect a Roon solution. It's not rocket science!

It's fine for Chris to be enthusiastic about ROCK based appliances since he can't seem to handle his general purpose computers but that doesn't mean general purpose computers are suddenly no longer viable for other Roon users.

All you need is a decent PC/Mac with a few GB of RAM and preferably an SSD for the Roon database.... along with storage for your library locally or on your existing NAS.

Why not try it with what you have first rather than being swayed by one person's inability to manage his computer?

I've been running Roon for a year on my Mac Mini with ZERO issues or any of the problems Chris describes. I'm sure others are having similar success with their Windows/Linux PC's running Roon.

And BTW, Roon sounds better than "good enough".


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