Raspberry Pi write cycles

Jim MacKenzie jim at photojim.ca
Fri Aug 9 18:03:00 CDT 2019

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Subject: Raspberry Pi write cycles

I did have a case where the Pi I was using as secondary DNS/DHCP and as the secondary backup server (using USB spinning disk) destroyed its SD card.

But then it turned out not to be the load at all.  No matter what I ran on that Pi, it would corrupt its SD cards in a matter of weeks (the symptom was that the fourth bit of some bytes would just stick on).  I assume it was just something broken in the Pi itself.
The usual cause of this is an insufficiently beefy power supply.  Every Pi that I ever had that ate SD cards ceased the habit when I put a better supply on it.


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