Hi all; I'm using an headless Rpi via SSH to use some console apps (mail,
browsing, torrent) with Raspbian. I would like to know how much can
reasonably last an SD card (and a Flash also) when used 24x7 to support
such configuration, running the whole system. I've read a lot in Internet,
but I still haven't a clear idea; maybe some of you is using Rpi with the
same SD from a long time and can tell about.
Thank you and bye from Italy,
I recently had a an 8 GB micro SD card (used with an adapter) go into
"read only mode" after about 6 weeks.
This was being used in Pi functioning as a webcam producing time
lapse movies. IIRC it would take a still image (960 x 540) approx 250
kB every 30 seconds. This image would have a caption strap added
(date/time etc) and be copied to be included in the next timelapse
movie generated every 3 hours. These still images (2,880/day) and
time lapse movies were kept in the free 4 GB of space on the card on
a rolling basis.
To be honest I don't know if it was the sheer number or writes that
killed the card or a few power glitches that did give it soem grief.
A very rough calculation gave something in the order of 1.5 million
writes. The Pi is still being used as a webcam/timelapse but the
images/movies are now stored on a cheap USB stick not the main SD
card along with the OS etc...