2500 devices, very few corruptions. How is that 'lucky',...
I don't like to speak of "luck", I will leave that to fortune tellers and those that play fruit machines.
Statistically if the failure rate is only a "few" in 2500 then liamkennedy's anecdote is is to be expected.
Yes, very infrequently, an SD card dies. Not caused by a HW failure on the part of the Pi, but simply because sometimes stuff just dies, though bad use, or just maybe it was destiny.
I don't like to speak of "destiny". Again I will leave that to fortune tellers.
Stuff does indeed fail. There is a steady trickle of people with unformattable SD card issues coming by here all the time.
Is it significant given the number of Pi sales? I have no idea. But for sure it exists.
It really is as simple as that.
As simple as what? "Luck", "Destiny"?
I think we agree though. The Pi is fine. As were all those computers that had to deal with the unreliability of 3.5 inch floppy disks.
SD cards should be used with that in mind.
Memory in C++ is a leaky abstraction .