Hi fellow SB people...
I just bought a Synology DS209 as an overdue update to my home media storage, along with 2 Samsung 1.5T eco drives. I plan on running it as a RAID 1.
But upon looking at the documentation more, I see that the DS209 does support Squeezecenter (probably not SBS yet, or perhaps they just haven't updated the terminology). Which leaves me wondering...
1. Should I migrate my S-server to the DS209 and away from my current Linux box?
I do want a responsive interface, and as much reliability as I can get. And while power consumption ranks very highly, my current environment is very optimized for that already, so saving another 10W is not a top priority.
I would appreciate some opinions, experiences, and pointers.
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2009-10-31, 08:44 #1
DS209... or stick with what I have?...pablo
Server: MiniITX build w/Intel DH61DL & i3-2100T - Ubuntu 12.04 - LMS 7.7.2
Sources: SB3 (3), SB Boom (3), Touch (1), Duet (1), Radio (1), Accuphase DP65v CD (used as DAC for SB3 mostly)
Amplifiers: Accuphase E306v - Creek OBH21/22
Loudspeakers: Ceeroy 3-way tower (tuned) - Audioengine 5/S8 - Acoustic Energy Aego M
Headphones: Grado SR-1
2009-10-31, 11:55 #2
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If SBS does not run satisfactorily on your DS-209, you can consider a Sheeva plugcomputer ($99) to run your SBS and leave the musicfiles on the DS-209. The Sheevaplug consumes only 3 watt and delivers good performance (1,2 Ghz processor and 512mb ram).
Search this forum for more info on a Sheeva.Setup: 1 Touch, 4 Booms and 1 Radio.
Server: LMS 7.7.3 (DebianVM in Proxmox), Subsonic
2009-11-10, 10:38 #3
It takes Synology a couple of months to issue their own version after Logitech issue the revised server software. Currently they are on 7.3.3 which is extremely stable. You will have to wait if you want 7.4.
(towards the bottom of the page).
There is nothing to stop you running the SC package on the 209 in parallel with your installation on the Linux box. You can just change which server you use from the web interface or using the Controller if you have one.
Once you have tested it you can either leave it on permanently or uninstall it if the Linux installation suits you better.Matt
SqueezeBoxes: SB Duet (Controller + two receivers)
Server: Synology DS111 (2TB) NAS running LMS 7.7.2
Network: Netgear DG834GT ADSL modem/router, Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH access point
Livingroom: Receiver, Naim 42/110 amp, B&W CM2 speakers
Kitchen: Receiver, Topping TP20 Mk2 Class T amp, B&W 686 speakers
Study: Linn LP12, Naim 72/Hi-cap/Headline.
2009-11-10, 12:42 #4
My two cents: Stick with the Shuttle and Ubuntu is my opinion. If you just have to upgrade, build a new dedicated PC/Server or buy a Vortexbox.iPhone
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