If you add an SSD drive to the RS150 and you RIP CDs, then it works instantly. I can see folders added to the library with hidden “linux” metadata files for each track along with the FLAC files and front cover jpg. This can be viewed connecting to the SSD via SMB, etc. Doing this immediately updates the master database and you see your new album and cover art.
You can also update the album art by overlaying the front.jpg cover art image which a new one. You then have the option to update JUST that database for that new CD.
If that method can be applied to options when copying new CDs via SMB, etc., then it would be workable as these changes are fast. Similarly, those scanning external libraries would also benefit by scanning just new content.
My SSD library has about 600 CDs that I ripped. Each RIP is fast and updated to the library. However, if I copy a CD folder via SMB file share to the ROSE, then I have to update the main DB manually and that takes about 25 minutes with a library the size of mine.
I agree with the others that Rose needs to expose a method to allow identification and indexing of new content without having to scan through the entire library. On my local SSD, it takes 25 minutes - I can see it taking hours if that was to be done via the network.