I am a complete newbie when it comes to Raspberry Pi! Please try to take that into account. I do not have prior experience with Pi until yesterday. But I am a rather skilled Linux IT guy, which will come in handy.
From a local and official reseller, I bought the whole starter kit including the official power adaptor, the official MicroSD with NOOBS software pre-installed, Argon ONE v2 cooling case, apart from cooling it enlarges both micro-HDMI to full-sized HDMIs, and adds the possibility to install M.2 NVMe (or SATA, there are two separate products) SSD at the bottom of the case bonding it to Pi4 with USB 3.0 (and thus limiting the speed). But honestly, I bought the NVMe expansion just because I had an unused NVMe drive of 512GB size. Too small for my other computers.
Contents of this kit:
- 1x Raspberry Pi 4 model B with 8GB, link to the technical specs
- 1x Official HDMI cable, 1 meter
- 1x Official 32GB SD card with NOOBS software installed
- 1x Official USB-C source, EU, black
- 1x Argon ONE V2 case (V2 = Version #2)
- 3-Year Warranty (Amazing shop!)
After the assembly, I connected to WiFi (supports 5G), assigned a static local IP to this MAC address, and fiddled around just .. a lot. The NVMe drive is showing as
/dev/sda to note. I measured the Watts and the whole thingy in idle draws just about 7.5W, and when working it spikes to 9W. Incredible!
Yesterday with the help of many YT videos, and with the help of my family's hands we assembled my very first Pi. I am thrilled! 2x 4K HDMI output simultaneously and that is just for the show. I do not intend as of right now, to use it for anything else than running a web server.
- Is NOOBS fit OS to run a web server, or is it there just to install a different OS? The official support said it is more of an OS installer than an OS itself, so I strike this one out.
I have experience with Debian for server use. That may be a better choice, right?
If so, I found https://raspi.debian.net/tested-images/ and from that table I would likely pick Tested hardware = 4 (8GB) which has a note to it:
Takes too long to get the wireless lease?
Does that mean I should wait a bit longer? I mean before deploying it to the Pi.
Final question is about 64-bit OS, as I do not understand why on 64-bit CPU I should run a 32-bit OS.
Many thanks for reading the whole first post of mine here!