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  1. You are welcome. Let me know if you need anymore help with the setup.
  2. Yes, it is actually very easy but not documented. Some say it isn't even possible, but don't believe what you read 1. Select your volume in Storage & SnapShots and from the Snapshot menu select 'Snapshot Manager'. 2. In Snapshot Manager select the Snapshot you want to export. The default is the latest (Now). Click Export Snapshot. 3. Select your External USB Drive from External Storage. Note that the USB drive must be at least as big as the volume size. Note that this a manual process and not as good as using Snapshot Replica, which can be scheduled. But, it is a safe way to keep a copy of all your configuration in case something bad happens. A single drive failure in RAID 0 will destroy the array and you will lose all the data in System, including Roon. By using Snapshots, it's very easy to get everything back again. BTW, I use Snapshot Replica because I have an old QNAP NAS that I keep around for this purpose. Edit: Yes, using Snapshots may degrade volume performance on a large array, but I doubt it will have much effect on a RAID 0 SSD array, which is giving you double performance compared to a single drive. You might also note that my volume size is 750 GB and not 2x 500 GB as may be expected. This is because I leave 1/4 space as Snapshot reserve, which is the space required for Snapshot overhead in the file system. HTH
  3. No, you can move it to the M2 drives in a new volume without deleting anything. Create the new volume, make it thick if you want to use SnapShots (recommended). Add the M2 SSDs to it. Make it RAID 0. Backup the settings externally using Backup & Restore. Power down. Remove the spinning disks. Power up and the system will automatically be installed on the new Volume. Restore settings to new volume. Power down. Plug back in the spinning drives. Power up. Verify that the System files are running on the SSDs (System). Done.
  4. @barrows It is a carbon fiber sleeve, so it is NOT electrically shielded (in that it is not connected to ground at either end). Yes, it may provide some benefit, but not as much as a traditional screened cable which uses a metal braid that is connected electrically to ground. The other point is that if Lumin X1s designers used unscreened cable in their umbilical and designed the PSU to be set within mm of the side of the DAC, I doubt that there is much chance of noise bleeding in over the DC cable, unless you are operating an old drill or something on the same mains circuit.
  5. @BlueSkyy I'm not angry at you. Maybe something to do with our friends from HK? Anyway, I'm selling my X1 so I wont be commenting much on their products going forward.
  6. @BlueSkyy I don't believe the Westminster Lab cables are electrically shielded. They use some carbon sleeve mumbo-jumbo, but it is not a screened cable and besides, if they were worried about noise they wouldn't put the PSU within 9" of the player. Just sayin...
  7. @BlueSkyy You are aware that the internals of the X1 are not wired up with anything exotic? Power from the the 2 boards to the back of the 10 pin switch is of the same bog standard as original umbilical cord. Just sayin...
  8. Create 2 storage pools, for example: 1. System 2. Data In System, create a thick volume and in this put the M.2 drives in RAID 0. This will double the performance of using the SSD stand alone. You can now install QNAP OS and all your applications on the System Volume, including ROON. In Data, setup the RAID pattern of your choice. I prefer RAID 10 because it is faster than RAID 5 or 6 and it has a lower rebuild times (minuscule compared to 5 or 6). With a Thick Volume you can use SnapShots. As I've already mentioned, SnapShots are your friend. TimeMachine on the Mac uses SnapShots. You can restore anything backwards in time so long as you have a SnapShot taken on that day. I take a daily SnapShot and save it for a 2 weeks. If you are using HBS 3+ to sync your music files or other NAS data to the Cloud, you have probably setup encrypted jobs from your NAS. This takes time to setup and is a PITA to do over from scratch. If you SnapShot the volume and store it on an external USB then this is easy to restore. You can also replicate a copy offsite, if you wish. HTH
  9. All the configuration Yes, the apps are easily reinstalled but settings and configuration are not. Jobs for anti-virus runs, HBS3 syncs of the NAS with Backblaze B2 etc. It's a PITA to set this stuff up again from scratch and much easier to just snap it and be done. This is also good practice in case you get robbed. If you take a snapshot and keep it offsite, all you need to do is purchase another QNAP, set it up and then restore the snapshot and you have everything operational again.
  10. Yeah, but like I said, I run the OS and all the Apps on the Thick Volume and so I want to use SnapShots. You cannot use QNAP SnapShots on Static Volumes, but you can easily convert between volume types and figure out if the performance is degraded. I run 2x EVO 500 GB SSDs in RAID 0 in a thick volume and it has absolutely no performance issues.
  11. I wouldn't use the SSDs for cache acceleration. Create a thick volume using both SSDs and put them in RAID 0. You use this volume for the QNAP OS and all applications, including Roon and it's database. Then you can snapshot this volume and either export the snapshot to an external drive over USB or to another volume on the NAS. Note that it has to have as much free space as the volume. HTH
  12. @smodtactical I wasn't aware that Stephen Huang of Audio Sensibility was affiliated with Lumin? In what capacity is he?
  13. @wklie Ahem... Firmware 13.1 just released and look what it has in it Fixed playback did not stop in Roon mode when switching Volume Control settings from On to Off You are welcome. Luckily my amplifier manufacturer has a lifetime, no questions asked warranty. I told him what happened with Lumin and he sent me a new amplifier module free of charge. That's REAL customer service! My advice to anyone reading this is, You can have company representatives talking up their products all they want on forums such as these, but when they have product bugs that cause destructive harm to your equipment, they should admit liability and do everything in their power to make your experience as a customer first class. What you see here is the the real Lumin experience. Again, you pay your money, you make your choice.
  14. @wklie The above quote is from Li On, the X1 Product Manager. He is stating that playback will be automatically stopped, but it isn't and that is a big problem. The other problem is that the dialog is telling the user of a potentially destructive action AFTER THE FACT. In interaction design, it is a best practice to warn the user BEFORE any potentially destructive action and allow them to course correct, if necessary. The Lumin Application actually applies 100% volume and then tells you after the fact. To add insult to injury it has an OK button. Sorry, but this is never OK and because of your sloppy design, I have a blown channel on my power amp
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