My NAS is Synology basic one slot one which I can connect from my desktop computer and my TV but not with Naim HDX unit.
I believe that I need Naim Desktop Client software installed in Windows computer (Mac is not compatible) to set it up? (scratch my head) If so, I did and installed Naim Desktop Client and it sees the unit but there is no function to detect & connect attached USB storage device or NAS.
You need to use a NAS, not USB storage. Your Synology should be fine, it doesn’t need to be a high spec model.
Try following these instructions to set up a suitable folder on your NAS. They are a bit dated, but you should get the idea:
The DTC is windows only, but for Apple devices you can use the N-Serve app. There are version for OSX and iOS. However, I find the web interface to be the best way to set up and manage music stores. Unfortunately this no longer works as intended due to the demise of Flash, but there is a workaround that will get it running here:
Once you’ve downloaded n-Serve from the Apple App Store and installed it on your Mac, you’ll need to add your NAS drive as a “store”.
To do this, click on the top left of the screen where it’ll show your HDX***** and then select “Maintenance”.
Then click on “Network Shares” then on the right side of the screen “Add New”.
Your NAS drive will have an IP address, so if you have some way of discovering what this IP address is (probably by looking at the web interface for the NAS drive) you need to enter the IP number in the correct format - sorry I can’t off hand recall exactly how to enter it but possibly (two backslashes before the number - my computer is only showing one on my post, not sure why) \192.168.0.*** or similar, hopefully someone with better knowledge might be able to remember how it needs to be entered!
It’s been a while since I last added a NAS drive but I’m pretty sure a search on this forum might reveal the information
This worked OK for me, but before delving any deeper into this, the interface you will get is largely identical to the front screen on your HDX. When it comes to configuring the folders you have created on your NAS, you can do it there without the need for a computer.
I use a Mac but although N-Serve is useful for a lot of stuff I could never get it to work when trying to set up music stores from folders created on a NAS. The browser interface was what worked for me, so hopefully you can get this working. From memory it took me a few attempts, so keep trying and hopefully you’ll get there.
Another issue that catches most people out is that the folders you create on the NAS must be completely empty, or the HDX won’t be able to use them. Don’t even be tempted to click on them to open them, as most computers will then put an invisible file into the folder, so it looks empty to you, but it isn’t. If in doubt, delete your previous folders and make new ones.
Just installed Flash player on my Mac and when I open location and type the “ip address/tv.swf” tiny blank window opens then disappear. I guess that flash player does not work properly on my new Mac Mini.
I will try to follow manual once more and also check the thread referred by @Blythe to see if I can make it work tomorrow.
Fingers hard crossed to make it work.
I understand that HDX is older unit but found very hard to use it for a novice like myself…