rpiswag
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I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 12:33 am

I think my sd card is corrupt because my pi keeps locking up and freezing. Will my sd card suffer any permanent damage?
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Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 12:35 am

My SD card got permanent physical damage due to a bad power supply. I doubt if data corruption alone will cause a physical problem though.
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Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 12:44 am

What would cause the sd card to sustain permanent physical damage?
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Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 12:45 am

bad connector, power supply spikes. take the power cable in and out 5-6 times fast and you'll likely damage the sd card.
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Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 12:49 am

rpiswag wrote:I think my sd card is corrupt because my pi keeps locking up and freezing. Will my sd card suffer any permanent damage?
You should identify why you Raspberry Pi is locking up and freezing all the time. You should consider running Root from a USB drive as well. It's faster and seems to get corrupted less. SanDisk makes a micro USB adaptor that doesn't look ugly sticking out the side of the Raspberry Pi. They have a USB 3 model now as well that I've confirmed to run faster although the RPi only really supports USB 2.

1. Make sure you are getting enough power to the Raspberry Pi. The model 2 requires more, especially with USB devices plugged in.
2. Don't run rpi-update unless you know you need it. The most recent "stable" firmware will always be more reliable.
3. If you have the model 2, you might need to put "max_usb_current=1" in /boot/config.txt if you have usb devices that draw a lot of power plugged directly in to the Pi. You can alternatively use a powered USB hub.

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Re: I Corrupted my SD Card.

Sat May 23, 2015 1:55 am

Also any amount of overclocking can corrupt the SD card.
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