I have a Raspberry Pi Model 3B V1.2. You can know your model by typing in prompt :
In January 2022, the microSD card got corrupted, and Pi was not reliable anymore, after about 3 years of operation.
I bought a new microSD card but as I didn't backup, I had to reinstall all over again. Not a nice feeling.
As of 23/03/2022 I am preparing to configure the Pi to boot on an SSD.
I bought two things so far:
- Kingston A400 480GB ~30 EUR
- SATA to USB3 cable ~5 EUR
As of 28/12/2022 I red a lot, and nothing worked, until I found something that work pretty nicely.
What I have finally setup
- Raspberry Pi is operationnal. Currently running based on the SD Card (FYI 32GB) inserted in the SD Card slot of the Pi.
- Using SD Card Copier already available in Raspian, I made a clone from the SD Card to the SSD:
- On your SSD, you should then have 2 partitions, one for boot and one for the OS.
I formatted another SD Card (FYI 2GB) and I formatted it in FAT32.
Then, I have made a copy of all the files that were in the boot partition of the SSD to this other 2GB SD Card.
- I properly switched off the Raspberry Pi.
I removed the SD Card 32GB from the SD slot that was previously running the system.
I inserted the SD Card 2GB which contains all the files from the boot partition of the SSD.
I connected another USB device: a Toshiba HDD 2 TB.
Everything is powered with the Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply - 2.5A (Micro USB) by CanaKit. No any USB hub to power the SSD or HDD.
I am a bit concerned about the power. So I will monitor this in the coming days using two commands: