We have some devices with suspected sd card issues, we can create customised packages and configure the wifi details and send out the replacement sd cards, but we would also like to be able to identify what device the replacement sd cards are placed into, as when the devices were initially installed we gave them names/locations to be able to identify them easily.
I’m just confirming that checking the “Automatically add device to your account” will actually allow the device to keep the same location information, as the docs refer to adding a ‘Connect Key’, or do we also need to add this key to the config directory?
I’m also curious to know if there has been a real world test of a pi running info-beamer continually to test the lifespan of sd cards.
We have had devices operating continuously for approx 8 months and they still operate without any issues, does anyone else have examples of devices operating for long periods of time, and does anyone have any preferred sd cards?
I guess the wear on an sd card would depend on a number of factors, but is it worth spending more on larger capacity/higher quality sd cards to reduce the wear effect?
I have also read that SanDisk Extreme Micro SD cards have wear levelling built-in, although there’s a long thread about micro sd cards here https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=142626 which suggests it’s only the Sandisk Industrial cards that have wear levelling?