What type of SD card to use for Banana/Raspberry Pi Install?

  • So with my first install of OMV on my Banana Pi, the cheap SD card I had in there lasted about 3 weeks. The OMV guide suggests using an SD card with static wear levelling. Under the guidance of this post: http://reprage.com/post/what-a…to-use-in-a-raspberry-pi/ I have purchsed a 16GB SanDisk Extreme card that should have wear levelling.


    Does anyone have an idea of how long this card will last? 6 months, or maybe a year? If I need to keep replacing SD cards for $20 a pop every few months, this budget system isn't so budget anymore...


    Many thanks.

  • I don't think the sandisk uses static wear leveling. Hard to say how long they will last. I created an install for the RPi that boots from the sd card but all of the system files are on a hard drive/ssd. That hard drive is partitioned to use as a data drive too. @davidh2k could tell you more about the setup since he is using it.

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  • I don't think the sandisk uses static wear leveling. Hard to say how long they will last. I created an install for the RPi that boots from the sd card but all of the system files are on a hard drive/ssd. That hard drive is partitioned to use as a data drive too. @davidh2k could tell you more about the setup since he is using it.


    This sounds intriguing. I will PM David right away.


    Many thanks.

  • Have to wait for my Sata cable to arrive and also need to find another SD card. My RasPi is running of a 10 year old 64MB card. ;) Can't use that one for installing the Banana...


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  • Any updates on this post?


    I'm curious aswell to a way to last longer with SD cards, since every time I shut down the Raspberry Pi and later boot it again, the SD card seems corrupted.


    I'd like to find a long term solution without formatting and writing an image daily :)
    I have installed the flash memory plugin now and have created a thread with a question about it.


    Thanks,
    Abel

  • Even before the flash memory plugin, I didn't have any problem shutting down my RPi. I have the flash memory plugin running on five systems now. The amount written to the sd card tells me they are going to last a long time.

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