Frequent SD Card Failures – how to solve

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  • 2. August 2016 at 16:53 #21975

    I am running m2p on my pi2b with a 500gb USB SSD for my FLAC collection as well as internet radio. When it works it is great. However I am experiencing problems with frequent SD card failures and having to reload the image onto new SD cards. How do I address this problem?

    I am about to explore moving the OS etc to the SSD or maybe a small USB drive hanging off the powered hub and just using the SD card to boot up.

    Thanks in advance for any fruitful advice.


    8. August 2016 at 17:47 #22086

    Hello Paul,

    To use it in the way you describe is very difficulty. Please check your SD-card. Maybe the quality is to bad.

    9. August 2016 at 18:38 #22127

    Thanks Christoph.

    I am using sandisk ultra 8gb class 10 cards. I am now on to the fourth card. Things seem to be better when I use the updated version (v2) of win32diskimager. Quite why I do not know.

    I have yet to try placing the OS onto the SSD which is run once the sd card has booted. I will report progress here when I have tried it. This might be some time away given lots of other things are going on at present.


    21. August 2016 at 11:18 #22379

    Hi Paul,

    I am also interested in moving Max2Play to a USB stick/drive or SSD, albeit for different reasons. I have not yet had any SD failure issues, but realize that SD cards are not ideal due to their limited write cycles. I use M2P with LMS / Squeezeserver and have a very large and frequently updated music library. Hence, LMS needs to routinely rescan and write new data to the card, and this will eventually lead to problems. Additionally, I would expect a performance boost via USB.

    Have you been able to make any progress on your investigation yet?

    Thanks and best,

    21. August 2016 at 11:42 #22380

    Hi JCU

    Thanks for your post. No I have not had the time to progress this – I am currently trying to solve an issue with playing FLAC via a PHAT DAC on a Pi Zero using PCP. However this link might help with the boot problem

    Install and run Raspbian from a USB Flash Drive

    The trick appears to be be changing the boot location. However it may be more difficult than I imagine. Keep me briefed if you manage to sort this one.


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