W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:07 pm
I've using a WD 314GB PiDrive with no issues, as well and a CM3L (the "guts" of a Pi3B in a small form factor) in a WD SATA adapter booting from an SSD. Both have been reliable.
Yup, some devices work fine. Just none that I have tried. There is a small list of compatible devices in the documentation. In my case I tried an SSD on an mSATA-USB adapter, a couple of different flash drives and a USB HDD. Most of them booted fine but had problems with restart and/or shutdown. I've seen others post about similar problems, so my experience is not unique.
I'm sure if i tried every USB MSD in my rather extensive collection I could find something that worked, but I'm fine with leaving /boot on the SD card and running the OS from SSD. It's 100% reliable (boot, restart and shutdown all function as expected), and the boot time is actually quicker since there is no 5 second SD card timeout.
Supposedly there is a way to set another OTP bit and skip the SD check with some GPIO pins, which I may look into eventually, but for now it works and I have other things with higher priorities at the moment.
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?