Is there a limit of NAS drives that can be connected to Sonos?
Best answer by jgatie 12 February 2022, 01:23
16 shares total.
Wait a minute! Given how resource constrained S1 devices were, someone though that the limit should be 16? Surely a smaller number (eg 4) would cover 99.99% of use cases and save precious bytes in the flash of every speaker. Curious decision.
I don’t think that there would be much of a difference. Given that one must supply the complete file path name to the NAS, the drive and share names could be stored as a token and 16 possible tokens would require only a single byte per track.
You can always add an SMB gateway and combine all your shares (SMB or not) into a single SMB share to pass to Sonos.
SMB gateway on a Raspberry Pi, should work elsewhere as well.
SMB v1 Gateway
And who needs more NAS dives when there’s stil a 65k limit?
Fitting on a NAS is not likely to be an issue. Still...
His and Hers music collections that are also used on non-Sonos gear?
Kid’s collections they can edit while keeping your music safe from grubby little fingers?
Over the track count or meta-data limits might be worked around with multiple collections. Only power up the one you want to listen to and reindex. On a SSD based NAS that is pretty fast.
In my situation I have my dedicated Pi based Sonos NAS with all of the music I’m happy with on it. A second “working on it” NAS where I put music I’m working on, (directory names, track labels, meta tags, encoding) that is shared to the Sonos. Once Sonos is happy with it I move it to my dedicated Sonos NAS.
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