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Zyxel NSA 310
09-01-2014, 20:32
Post: #11
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(09-01-2014 20:09)simoncn Wrote:  
(09-01-2014 19:44)nick2413 Wrote:  Sorry, one more question.

Will I simply be able to take the HD out of my Zyxel NAS and slot it into the ReadyNas Due v2? Does it have a sort of plug and play functionality? Or would I have to format the disk and re-transfer all my music over?

Cheers,

nick

You will need to back up your music, then remove all partitions from the disk (using fdisk or similar) before the ReadyNAS Duo v2 will accept it.

Great, thanks Simon
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15-01-2014, 20:48
Post: #12
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
Hi Simon,

Not sure if you can help or not... I just installed Java and Minimserver on my new ReadyNas Duo. My upnp device (Naim SuperUniti) discovers the minimserver via its n-stream app. When I select the minimserver it just says 'folder view' and 'empty' although I added one test album to the directory: shared/music. Any ideas?
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15-01-2014, 21:04
Post: #13
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(15-01-2014 20:48)nick2413 Wrote:  Hi Simon,

Not sure if you can help or not... I just installed Java and Minimserver on my new ReadyNas Duo. My upnp device (Naim SuperUniti) discovers the minimserver via its n-stream app. When I select the minimserver it just says 'folder view' and 'empty' although I added one test album to the directory: shared/music. Any ideas?

Please see steps 4 and 5 under 'Installing or updating MinimServer' on this page.
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15-01-2014, 21:14
Post: #14
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(15-01-2014 21:04)simoncn Wrote:  
(15-01-2014 20:48)nick2413 Wrote:  Hi Simon,

Not sure if you can help or not... I just installed Java and Minimserver on my new ReadyNas Duo. My upnp device (Naim SuperUniti) discovers the minimserver via its n-stream app. When I select the minimserver it just says 'folder view' and 'empty' although I added one test album to the directory: shared/music. Any ideas?

Please see steps 4 and 5 under 'Installing or updating MinimServer' on this page.

Got it!
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21-01-2014, 10:59
Post: #15
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
Not sure but I think you've already purchased a new device, but (and this is perhaps a question to Simon as much as to the OP) would an alternative be to buy something like a RaspberryPi?

You can install Minimserver on the RaspberryPi which looks to the existing NAS via NFS or SMB for the files.

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21-01-2014, 11:46
Post: #16
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(21-01-2014 10:59)audio_elf Wrote:  Not sure but I think you've already purchased a new device, but (and this is perhaps a question to Simon as much as to the OP) would an alternative be to buy something like a RaspberryPi?

You can install Minimserver on the RaspberryPi which looks to the existing NAS via NFS or SMB for the files.

Eloise

A Raspberry Pi with an attached USB drive is a great alternative to a NAS if your main use will be to run MinimServer. MinimServer 0.8.1 has excellent integration with the Raspberry Pi, and it should be easier to install MinimServer on a Raspberry Pi than it is on most NASs. There's no need to install Java because this is now included with Raspbian.

A NAS does many other things such as backup, RAID, etc., so you might want a NAS for other reasons. Also, the processor in the Raspberry Pi is less powerful than the processor in a NAS, and it might become heavily loaded when transcoding very high-resolution files.

I wouldn't recommend using SMB/CIFS to access files on a network share from MinimServer, as there are significant performance issues with this setup. I haven't tried doing this with NFS. There's no problem with a USB-attached drive.
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21-01-2014, 13:11
Post: #17
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(21-01-2014 11:46)simoncn Wrote:  Also, the processor in the Raspberry Pi is less powerful than the processor in a NAS, and it might become heavily loaded when transcoding very high-resolution files.

What is 'very high resolution' in this context, please? Would the Pi cope with transcoding 16 bit FLAC files (CD rips) to WAV24 on Ethernet?

David
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21-01-2014, 14:13
Post: #18
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(21-01-2014 13:11)DavidHB Wrote:  What is 'very high resolution' in this context, please? Would the Pi cope with transcoding 16 bit FLAC files (CD rips) to WAV24 on Ethernet?

David

Yes, that should be fine. I'm not sure about transcoding 24/192 source material. It might be OK, but I haven't tried it yet.
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21-01-2014, 16:06
Post: #19
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(21-01-2014 14:13)simoncn Wrote:  Yes, that should be fine. I'm not sure about transcoding 24/192 source material. It might be OK, but I haven't tried it yet.

Thanks, Simon
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21-01-2014, 21:36
Post: #20
RE: Zyxel NSA 310
(21-01-2014 14:13)simoncn Wrote:  I'm not sure about transcoding 24/192 source material. It might be OK, but I haven't tried it yet.

I just tried it and the CPU peaks at over 70%. The music is playing OK, but this level of CPU consumption is rather too high for comfort.
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