pepeEL wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:23 am
Please tell me what ssd/HDD/usb you use that works for you...?
I have used SSD models from Silicon Power, Samsung, Crucial and MyDigitalSSD brands, as well as a WD Blue 500GB HDD harvested from an old laptop. I've had the best luck with a USB adapter cable from ELUTENG, but I have some others as well that also work for me.
The one I've had the best luck with: ELUTENG USB 3.0 to SATA III Cable
The enclosure I use with my mSATA drive: ELUTENG USB 3.0 mSATA Enclosure
) (Same SSD in 2.5 adapter with cable above
Another adapter cable that works well for me: Sabrent EC-SSHD USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive adapter.
I like the ELUTENG cable on my Pi due to its shorter length (less cable clutter). The Sabrent has a longer cable and activity LED, if those features are desirable to you, and it's faster when used on the USB 3.0 ports of my gaming laptop (you won't see a difference on the Pi USB 2.0 ports).
I had the older x850 and never was able to get it to boot/reboot reliably without using an SD card to start the boot process. I got a chance to try the newer v1.3 and it seemed to work with the auxiliary power connected, but I decided it was too expensive and specialized and started using the adapters above (which all cost considerably less, and don't limit my case options).
I generally run the latest Raspbian OS, and I use either the the official RPF universal power supply or a RAVPower phone charger to power my Pi 3B/3B+ computers (I highly recommend the official PSU, because some phone chargers can be problematic). When using the phone charger I use Monoprice Premium or Volutz Equilibrium series micro USB cables to deliver the power.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?