Hello looking for some suggestions. I had a Pi 3b running until the SD card crashed on me a couple of times. I was in the process of getting a Pi 4b so I waited around.
Since I’ve done a bit more research. Common for SDs to go bad just from regular use. The Pi 3B+ has boot from USB but seems with limitations, no USB boot for pi 4 yet. Seems the most stable way to set it up even if USB boot is available, is to continue to boot from the SD card, but boot onto the USB media instead. This way all the writing and re writing is being done on the SSD not the SD.
I got the 4 GB Pi 4, and now I think it would be overkill, almost like a waste of money to run my hassio there. I haven’t been able to find anything I could do with my HomeAssistant setup on a PI4 that I couldn’t on a Pi 3. Am I correct here, running only Hassio on a Pi 4 with 1GB vs Pi 4 with 4GB or Pi 3 B, it all would be pretty much the same?
So then I was thinking what other things I could run on the Pi 4 along side Hassio. ZoneMinder wouldn’t work too well, as it seems to max out around 4 cams when running on a Pi 4. Was thinking running a NAS and mostly use it to store images captured by another machine running zone minder. What other useful tools could I run along side Hassio on a Pi 4?
I was going to set up the old pi 3b on my girlfriends house, then use her old laptop to run zoneminder, but I just realized that unlike my setup, at her house she won’t be using any of the pi3 pins, which means I should run zoneminder and homeassistant on her old laptop and skip pi3b at her house all together.
So my other option could be, to set up hassio as a stand alone on my pi3b using a USB to SSD adaptor, then use the pi 4 as a desktop or something else.
Any advice and or suggestions would be appreciated!