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- How can I extend the life of my SD card? 14 answers
I'm new to using raspberry pis, but I do know that sd cards don't last forever. I am planning to have my pi on 24/7. The problem is, I don't know how long I can expect the sd card to last. I have a pi model b 512mb running raspbian and an 8gb sd card.
How long do sd cards typically last in a pi running 24/7?
Also, I have seen this question. Suppose I follow the things recommended to increase sd card life. In this case, how long will the sd card last?
Finally, I do know that sd cards have internal load-balancing systems. So, suppose I used a 16gb sd card instead of my 8gb one. How long would it last?
EDIT: Also, is there some way to determine when an sd card is at the end of its life?
EDIT 2: The answers and the marked duplicate don't answer my question. I'm not looking for ways to increase sd card life. I already have ways to do that (aka the linked question). What I'm looking for is how long does an 8gb sd card typically last on raspbian if I don't do much of my own IO? Is that really too hard to answer?