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NAS Recommendations

Post by Michael L » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:11 am

I want to put my CDs onto hard disk and I am thinking of buying a Synology DS216j NAS with a couple of 2TB drives. I plan to use a RPi based music server
running Rune. Could anyone advise if this NAS drive is a good choice for me? Would the cheaper DS212j be as good or perhaps another manufacturer's product. Ta

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Post by Greg » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:28 pm

I can't answer your specific question but to update you, I am now using one of these.

https://www.smallgreencomputer.com/prod ... ransporter.

Only has one 1 Tb HD for music storage though. I'm very happy with it and because it consumes only 7W, I leave it on all the time. I have also moved on from my RPi and now use a microRendu using Roonserver.

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Post by Michael L » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:17 pm

After some reading up on the subject I have ordered a Synology Disk Station DS116 with WD Red 2Gb and an external 2Gb hard drive.

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Post by jack » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:55 pm

We use Synology systems professionally as AV SANs - they're very reliable and good value for money, IMHO. They have some nice tricks too, particularly wrt. doing transparent shadowing between systems, even over transatlantic links... (normally a tricky issue due to the latency involved).
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Post by Michael L » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:35 am

I have a Synology DS116 with one drive and a back up external HDD.
Could someone please point me in the right direction to set this up and burn my cd collection to it. I'm sure there must be a plethora of instructions for this online but I welcome advice on the best info for the novice wanting to save albums as flac.
I use a Macbook so would be talking to the DS116 with it and I have ordered an external CD/DVD drive. I do have a Win10 laptop I could use if necessary but much prefer the Mac.
I can obviously follow Synology's manual to get the DS116 running but what should I use to burn the CDs to flac and what should I use to manage the collection. Roon seems pricey. Is there a good cheaper alternative?
Cheers.

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Post by Ali Tait » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:29 pm

DbPoweramp is very good and easy to use, not free though. EAC (exact audio copy) is free and also very good, but not the most user friendly.
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Post by Greg » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:02 pm

+1 for dBpoweramp. Really user friendly and will rip CD’s that some other software can’t do. I had one CD nothing would rip. dBpower amp managed it but it took 11 hours!

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Post by Ray P » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:36 pm

another vote for dbpoweramp;

https://www.dbpoweramp.com/cd-ripper.htm

For managing and serving your library, if you're content to go with UPNP I recommend AssetUPnP from the dbpoweramp vendor - pretty sure they do a package for your NAS (having checked, sort of...)

https://www.dbpoweramp.com/asset-upnp-dlna.htm

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Post by simon » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:45 am

I used EAC for years but tried dB power amp on Chris Strat's recommendation as I had a disk I couldn't rip. It did it no problem, and after my initial free trial it's kept working even though it's never asked for payment. The only thing it doesn't do is automatically find the artwork, which frankly is worth paying the €30 or whatever for if you've a lot to rip.

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Re: NAS Recommendations

Post by Michael L » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:01 pm

Thanks for recommendations

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Re: NAS Recommendations

Post by RushPCB » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm

Synology Disk Station DS116 is good option

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Re: NAS Recommendations

Post by Michael L » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:04 pm

RushPCB wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Synology Disk Station DS116 is good option
It's is still in it's box actually.
I recently bought a EC Designs solution - a UPL16 with my 'tunes' burnt as Wav files onto a usb stick and a MOS16 Dac.
https://www.ecdesigns.nl/en/info/clean-source

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Re: NAS Recommendations

Post by RushPCB » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:33 pm

Synology Disk Station DS116 with WD Red 2Gb a good option.

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