Disabling SMB v1 breaks Sonos home NAS support

I’ve had Sonos gear for about 5 years now. 4 units, great little speakers – when they work!

Case in point, I disabled SMB v1 on my win 2016 hyper-v based file server this weekend, only to discover that the default (as in only) SMB format that Sonos supports to enumerate/connect to windows shares is SMB v1. Yikes!

It’s noted here:
https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/79/~/using-a-nas-drive-with-sonos

I found it while skimming through 100’s of posts over the past few years on the Sonos customer support forums.¬†

I was about to take to Twitter-bird to chide Sonos for this over-sight, when I noted MSFT Ned Pyle from Microsoft already had!

He’s got this post from last year on the topic

Regardless, I hope Sonos add SMB v2 or v3 support to their units soon. SMB v1 needs to die!

New lab bits have arrived

I’m going through a multi-stage upgrade to my aged home lab hardware, part 1 includes mostly storage items, 4 of those items arrived today!

1x WD Red 7200 RDP 10 TB HDD for file server
1x mATA  to M.2 HDD adapter for file server
1TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2 HDD
2x 8 GB DDR3l SODIMMS for Gigabyte Brix (ESXi host)

Pic below!

I’m working out a plan to get the new items installed with little to now down time. i’ll post my plan soon!


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