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    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
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    Sure is getting to be an interesting product. But a $75 price tag is getting a bit steep.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
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    pi4 with 8Gb RAM now available

    On 5/28/20 5:54 AM, paul- wrote:

    > Sure is getting to be an interesting product.┬ ┬ But a $75 price tag
    > is getting a bit steep.


    I absolutely get your point. At the same time, I remember that around
    1991 I packed my 386SX/16 with a whopping 8 *megs* of RAM and it cost
    me close to $1000 just for the memory upgrade! The computer itself was
    probably around that much money as well, though I no longer remember.

    To get 1000 times the RAM *and* the entire computer for $75 is
    mind-blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    But a $75 price tag is getting a bit steep.
    It may attractive to solutions who want to get away from SD card or USB stick and just have a network boot.

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    would lms be better one this? is it worth the wait and extra cost for a pure lms box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    It may attractive to solutions who want to get away from SD card or USB stick and just have a network boot.
    You can do the network/usb boot with any of the pi4's (And pi3's for that matter). Obviously there is some benefit in certain environments, but I was speaking for LMS uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    You can do the network/usb boot with any of the pi4's (And pi3's for that matter). Obviously there is some benefit in certain environments, but I was speaking for LMS uses.
    I know that network based boot has existed on Pi's for many years but more RAM may make it more appealing where 4Gb Ram might have been tight . I had experience in the past with remote systems (not Pis) where component failure meant an expensive trip to service.

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    I have ordered one.
    What I ideally want is to add an SSD and have it boot from it and keep the LMS database and cache etc there but still use an NFS mount to my NAS for data.
    It probably wonĺt be piCorePlayer because I also want to add a Plex server for Video only.
    And it all has to reside in a WAF case.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
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    Quote Originally Posted by teebee View Post
    would lms be better one this? is it worth the wait and extra cost for a pure lms box?
    keep in mind that for an rPi running LMS, 1GB of RAM is more than enough. 8GB of RAM won't matter, much less the 4GB of RAM currently available on an rPi4B
    Home: VBA 4TB (2.5) or rPi4B/pCP6.0/4TB>LMS 7.9.3>Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
    Cottage: VBA 3TB (2.4) or rPi4B/pCP6.0/4TB>LMS 7.9.1>Touch>Benchmark DAC I, Boom, Radio w/Battery (ethernet, Radio WIFI)
    Office: Win10(64)>LMS 7.9.3>Squeezelite
    The Wild: rPi3B+/pCP4.0, hifiberry Dac+Pro, 4TB USB (LMS & Squeezelite)
    Controllers: iPhone11 & iPadAir2 (iPeng), CONTROLLER, or SqueezePlay 7.8 on Win10(64)
    Files: ripping: dbpa > FLAC; post-rip: mp3tag, PerfectTunes; Streaming: Spotify

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