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VitalSpark wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:09 pm
I sometimes wonder if this is exactly what the raspberry foundation envisaged when building the first pi.
If you want to use it with the SD card spec then that's totally acceptable.
If you want to install a RTCC like Hermann then that's equally cool as well. (appreciate the mod btw)
I'm just looking to adapt it to what I will use it for, and personally think an SSD will better my working environment.
SD cards are by no means a SSD in another case.
Anyone working a SSD off the back of the USB3 will tell you that.
Not expecting much boot speed increases, (at least not until rasp optimizes the SSD start up), but application execution speed improvement is what I am after.
At the end of the day, a mod like this may be a solution to SD cards going missing in a teaching environment or the realisation of how much the Pi community want to bend the rules.
Break the mould is what I guess the Pi makers were after, and what ever way you do it, or whatever way you fail is an achievement in my books.
the roku2 is basically a pi1 with some extras:
- onboard nand flash for the os
- ir receiver for a remote
- i2s DAC for better audio
- onboard wifi/bluetooth
my view, is that the pi1 was basically just a heavily stripped down roku2
i think the bootcode.bin on SD was originally meant as a recovery mechanism to repair the nand flash
but for cost reasons, the pi1 had no onboard nand, so they had to create new hacks to load firmware from SD instead
the original design of the roku2 was to have the os on the nand flash, and the flash/os where chosen/built around the performance of eachother to keep a usable experience
but with the lower cost of the pi1, the user has to supply their own storage, and now your shoving a whole (stripped down) desktop distro onto a random sd card that wasnt rated for that kind of load
so i can see how performance would suffer some, compared to the original usage of the SoC