Best NAS for Roon Server

Best NAS for Roon media storage
I’m planning on setting up a Roon Core server and want to store the Music Library on a NAS. I currently have a Thecus N4200PRO with 4 3TB WD drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I’m not sure Thecus is the best NAS provider for this purpose. There’s a site (https://roononnas.org/en/roon-on-nas) focused on setting up a Roon NAS and they suggest Asustor, QNAP & Synology products. Also, I’ve had my current NAS for over 5 years, it was set up for local backup of PC’s & Mac’s. So now I’m expanding it purpose and plan to rip and store my CD collection on it. If necessary or advisable, I’d buy a new NAS box and “move” my 4 WD drives to it and set it up for Roon service. You’re advice would be greatly appreciated.

I have added server tech requirements below. But based on that here are the best options :

Asustor:

AS7004T-i3

AS7004T-i5

AS7110T

Qnap:

TVS-672XT-i3-8G

TVS-872XT-i5-16G

TVS-1282T3-i7-32G

Synology:

DS1621xs+

DS3617xs

You will need Core i series or Xeon based NAS.

 

  1. Intel Core i3, Ivy Bridge+
  2. 4GB RAM
  3. SSD boot drive
  4. 1440 x 900 Resolution

Supported Platforms for Roon Core or Roon Remote

  1. Windows 7+ (10 recommended)
  2. macOS 10.9+ (10.14 recommended)
  3. Linux
  4. NAS platforms
    1. QNAP
    2. Synology
    3. Asustor
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