I received my new Unity Core this Saturday and gave away my HDX (2 TB) in payment.
I had my HDX connected to the NAIM DAC. The dealer told me that I will be blown away by how awesome the Core will sound through the NAIM DAC.
And yes. The Core sounds absolutely fabulous...right out of the box. Incredible presentation of the music...it is as if I can "look" into the music. Stunning.
I fitted the Core with a Seagate Iron Wolf 8 TB harddisk and started to migrate my music onto it. Everything perfect so far, several hundred GBs in... :-D
Since the Core is right in our living room, it is not very comfortable to hear the constant "work" of the Seagate within the Core.
I then found out this advice within the nice NAIM support "tool" for the Core:
"Deep Sleep — To put the Uniti Core in to Deep Sleep Mode, press and hold the Power button for 3 seconds."
This is for us the perfect solution, since our prefered audio replay is vinyl and we stream music maybe once a day...or even not everyday...
So, my question would be if it is "harmful" for either the Core or the harddisk to wake them up maybe once a day (or even every other day) and put them into Deep Sleep mode again for some time (maybe 1-2-3 days). Will this Deep Sleep mode cause any damage if performed like I mentioned above?
Since NAIM gives the Deep Sleep option, I think it should be ok to use the Core like we would prefer.
Congratulations, NAIM, again. The Core really sounds wonderful (through the NAIM DAC).