hardwaremack-orginal wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:02 pm
... just stating reality. booting and operating from a SD card is playing with fire.
timrowledge wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Really? Are you unaware of how many millions of Pi have been working entirely adequately from SD cards for the last 6years or so?
Agreed, that statement was complete nonsense.
If you buy good, brand name SD cards from reputable companies they are very reliable, and A1 rated cards are very fast. If you need to write loads of data there are high endurance cards, and even industrial rated cards (choose the right tool for the job).
Cheap no-name cards can work well in some cases, but it's a crapshoot.
And, of course you should buy from a reputable shop with a good return policy if you are purchasing larger capacity cards, because fakes are so rampant, especially on eBay, Alibaba and the like (although eBay has buyer protection, so you usually can get your money back).
I've been running a Minecraft SMP multiplayer server on a Pi 3B+ from a SanDisk Ultra Plus 64GB micro SD card since 2017, and it's still running fine. The server auto-saves the world every 3 minutes and I run weekly backups and monthly OS upgrades. Lots of writes and no trouble. I had a torrent server running for around a year from a micro SD card as well with no trouble (upgraded to SSD because I needed more room and SSD was cheaper).
When booting from SD card and running the OS from a USB drive, the /boot partition is mostly read-only because it's only written to during kernel and firmware updates, so it should be extremely reliable.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups, and where is that annoying music coming from?