Following up on this :And now my sound is SCARY
I'd like to apply some changes to the XXHighEnd PC :
At this moment, and for the time being, the XXHighEnd PC will be shipped with :
- a 2.5" hdd with Windows 8 Pro + license;
- a 2.5" hdd with Windows 10 Pro Preview, build 10074, meant to fully operate from RAM.
The 500GB hdd as well as the 2.5" SSD will not be part of the shipment any more.
The (still silent) dedicated (and analog rev-controlled) chassis fans will not be electrically connected (hence won't be operative by default, but they can be connected when wanted).Reason for this strategy change :
At first the XXHighEnd PC was meant to cover for all the needs for Audio Playback, including the housing of the music itself, by means of hdd or by means of USB connections. This strategy has changed (for the better SQ of course) into :
a. Connect as few as possible to the Audio PC (which means totally nothing);
b. Have the music somewhere behind the LAN (another PC or a NAS etc.).
The provided hdd with Windows, by default boots the Operating System into RAM. After that, the hdd can be removed from its removable (and hot-pluggable) bay.
Do notice that all the provisions are there to apply changes - now performed in RAM - to permanent storage (re-mount the W10 hdd and let XXHighEnd apply the changes).
The provided W8 hdd implies the more normal situation, but with still the strategy that as few as possible is to be connected to the PC. Thus, the only difference with the W10 hdd is that W10 is meant to run from RAM (but can also be used in normal fashion) while W8 is meant to run normally from the HDD.
The XXHighEnd PC will be shipped with XXHighEnd 2.03 (or higher) - needed to support the "Windows 10 from RAM";
You don't need to do anything to let this all work and booting will automatically be to/from RAM. Tutorials to let all work seamlessly with the music behind the LAN somewhere, are available.