Links: How to extend the life of the SD card on a Raspberry Pi (or similar device)

People are using the Raspberry Pi for many applications these days, including as a VoIP PBX server based on Asterisk. One thing that many people forget is that you can only write to an SD card a limited number of times before it fails. Asterisk in particular likes to write a LOT of information to log files, and let’s face it, if you are honest and you are like 99% of Asterisk system administrators, you will admit you never read them unless perhaps you suspect there is a problem with your system. Yet every one of those many writes reduces your SD card’s lifespan by a small amount.

So with that in mind, here are links to a few threads that may or may not be helpful, in no particular order:

How can I extend the life of my SD card? (Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange)
How can I use a USB HDD to extend the life of my SD Card? (Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange)
Read/Write cycles of a SD card (RaspberryPi.org)
Extending the life of the SD card (RasPBX – Asterisk for Raspberry Pi/Sourceforge)
How to add ‘noatime’ to fstab? (AYK solutions)

Know of any other good links on the subject? Please leave a comment!

1 thought on “Links: How to extend the life of the SD card on a Raspberry Pi (or similar device)

  1. The Sd cards have a long life, the users must know how to increase the life of the SD card and the article will help them. We will be recommended with some suitable terms and conditions to use the SD cards so that they are not damaged or affected after some days use.

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