Hi all! Question for Raspberry Pi 4 guidance.
You have nice links to share related info to my minimal objective and ultimate goal?
There a lot of info on the web but most I’m finding are 2 to 3 years old, so I’m not sure if it’s still valid and often ending on HAT setup, DAC SPDIF connection , etc. This is not my path.
Get RP4, to stream UPnP my flac files with Asset (transcode .wav)Also maybe Minimserve free too. I used to run both on my old NAS so this part should be ok.
Connect data storage for music files who will use the optimal speed out of the RP4
**Best data storage devices, SD, SSD, speed, spec, in this context is mainly where I’m getting lost and need more help.
Get Qobuz into my old and lovely Superuniti and UnitiQute
(I’m using direct Tidal and Spotify at this time, but I’m hoping for a better experience with Qobuz and kick out Tidal).
Look like this Naim thread provide good info. I’ll start here for the Qobuz part: Setting a BubbleUPNP - help - #5 by jmtennapel
Thanks in advance!
For those who have time and like the full stories :
-All devices will be wired ethernet cat6 (no PoE so far), so data will go from the RP4, to the switch, then to the Naim Superuniti internal DAC (same for the Qute).
-Passive cooling with aluminium case
-Storage minimum 500gig, max 1tera. This is my main concern.
- SD and thumb drives do not seems to be the best way performance wise(?)
- SSD, interested in M.2 shape, NMVe type, event though it’s over kill. But I could go SATA III as well, or ??? Format NTFS, EXT4?, other.
Also have concern about power hungry storage, I would really prefer something the USB could feed without adding a second PS just for a NMVe.
-Data will be transferred from Windows system to the storage device.
I dont care much (I guess) to boot with SD or SSD. I’m planning to leave the RP4 running 24/7 after setting up.
-PS : 3.5A USB-C included in kit
-Best OS to use in this context: Not sure for that point, I will dig info on the web.
-Planning to use Bluetooth keyboard and IPad as screen. If there are too much draw back (complex setup and/or other) I can use USB keyboard and HDMI tv wired for setting up stuff, then unplug when all is working.
Most of those come from Canakit web site (CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Starter MAX Kit - Aluminum). External storage will probably come from Amazon I guess.
I’m really no IT type of guy, but in the past I have managed to setup and run a Synology NAS (with a few overtime hours on night shift ) and also pass an old Windows laptop to Linux. So I’m hoping to get through this fun challenge too!