Hello. I am looking for a solution to some SQT problems that have plagued me since I first received the unit. I'm think it's just a limitation of the processor, but I wanted to see if anyone else had an idea about how to fix it.
I have a SQT (with latest firmware) using a USB attached drive running Squeezebox Server. I have uncompressed full rez and hi rez AIFF, FLAC, and WAV files. To date I have about 1 TB worth of music. I output via Optical or Coax to a DAC. I'm using an external PSU.
The Squeezebox Server freezes a lot. I can usually not listen to more than 3-4 tracks before it just stops. The database shows multiple entries for each album (2-3). It cannot find files. And the iPhone / iPad interface is very slow and not very responsive.
So, my question is: can this be addressed? Or is this the limitation of the processor? Would it be better to use a NAS and hook it up via Ethernet instead of the USB port? Will this solve the problem, or not?
Thanks for any insight. My next step is just to get another server... but the SBT is a great price point for streaming bit-perfect data to an external DAC. And it plays Pandora.