Node 2i and BIG usb sticks ?

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    Hi Steve

    It will work... but back when we designed BluOS 10 years ago, it was always meant as a temporary solution. I recommend connecting that USB drive to your home router or purchasing a NAS for better performance. Here's why; https://support.bluos.net/hc/en-us/articles/360000465747

     

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    steve powell

    Hi Tony,

    That's really interesting, many thanks.

    I may try a 1tb memory stick and plug it into my router as a network share.

    The issue I have with my NAS is the spin-up time - ie when playing a playlist that consists of both streamed songs and songs from my cd library on the NAS. A streamed track first will play fine, but if the second track is from the library then unless the NAS is already fired up there is a long moments delay while it spins up.

    So one more question - would a 1tb memory stick or a 1tb M2 drive be the better option? Is there any reason to choose one over the other aside from cost?

    Again, many thanks for your help!

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  • The only catch Mark didn't mention in the other thread - the USB only provides 1.0A of power... you may need a USB drive with a separate power supply if the larger drive does not spin up. Other than that, storage is storage...

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    steve powell

    Thank you again Tony. I'm looking at a 1tb M2 drive which seems to be within the 1amp limit, but if not a powered caddy will be on the list.

    I'm amazed by the speed and helpfulness of the replies here - says a lot to me.

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