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Something for the weekend...

Post by jack » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:39 pm

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Music server...
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Re: Something for the weekend...

Post by Greg » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:07 pm

OK, Nick, I'll bite as my reliable computer expert, engineer and advisor is currently on holiday. Why would the RPi 3 be better than an RPi 2 as a basic music server?

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Re: Something for the weekend...

Post by jack » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:11 pm

Greg wrote:OK, Nick, I'll bite as my reliable computer expert, engineer and advisor is currently on holiday. Why would the RPi 3 be better than an RPi 2 as a basic music server?
Not a huge difference - just its got built in WiFi & BlueTooth, is between 2 and 4 times faster (1.2GHz, Quad core Arm 8)

Same price as the old one, same form factor, but less fiddly bits to add (cos they are there by default) and faster.
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Re: Something for the weekend...

Post by Greg » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 pm

Thank you, your reply was rather expected. As I use wired Internet and have no use for Bluetooth, is there any advantage?

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Re: Something for the weekend...

Post by Neal » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:06 pm

Greg, no.......
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Re: Something for the weekend...

Post by jack » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:07 pm

Yep. If you're wired, no difference except a lot faster...

Really quick though - perfectly acceptable desktop PC type performance from a credit card sized SBC.

Still only 1Gb of ram though..
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