Raspberry Pi 2B and SSD drive

Per olof Ljungmark peo at nethead.se
Sun Jun 17 18:33:14 UTC 2018

On 06/17/18 18:26, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 7:46 AM Karl Denninger <karl at denninger.net> wrote:
>> On 6/17/2018 08:21, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>>> FBSD 11.2-RC1
>>> How can I make good use of a USB SSD drive connected to the Pi?
>>> For instance, can I start from the SD card and then hand over everything
>>> to the SSD drive? From googling it does look like it is possible.
>>> Thanks!
>> Yes, but....
>> The but being that it's still USB attached and won't be nearly as fast
>> as you expect.
> Yes. You'll need a A20 based board or similar with built in SATA ports to
> get good speed. The RPi are good cheap boards, but they aren't so good for
> file servers or other applications needing high bandwidth.

I am not after speed, I am after greater reliability than what the SD
card can offer. The Pi will do duty as a simple SMTP server and I have
already tested with the SD card only and speed is good enough.

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