RPi - do people still use SD and USB?

  • With current RPi and Libreelec setups do most people just use the SD for boot/system/storage - or is still recommend to also include a USB key to put storage on?


    I remember years ago it was recommended to use a USB so the system on the SD could be blown away easily without impacting the environment (I think that was the story)


    But now with larger, faster SD cards I was about to rebuild a RPi and was probably going to get rid of the USB key.


    What's the current recommendations with SD and USB keys?


    (My video files are on a network share)


    Thanks.

  • kidhazy

    Changed the title of the thread from “RPi - people still use SD and USB” to “RPi - do people still use SD and USB?”.
  • I'd recommend getting a good quality "A1" rated SD card. I'm using the Sandisk Extreme 32GB A1 here on various RPis (1-4) and they perform really well.


    Having just a SD card makes the setup a lot simpler.


    so long,


    Hias

  • Up till now I always use a card and thumb drive just because the older cards corrupted more easily than thumb drives.

    I was hoping to do the same with the new pi 4b and run Kodi from a fast usb3.

    But it I haven't gotten it to work yet.

  • With current RPi and Libreelec setups do most people just use the SD for boot/system/storage - or is still recommend to also include a USB key to put storage on?



    Define 'storage'?


    I'll be damned if my media files are on SD (what!) however my copy of Kodi / LibreElec is obviously on SDCard to boot.

    My media is on my NAS on the network.