I’ve had Home assistant running on my pi4B for a few months now, but in my experience, SD cards are just a massive failure waiting to happen at anytime. My HA monitors and controls over 75 devices and stores a lot of data as well.
I’d like to switch off my SD as soon as possible (if possible).
I’ve been doing some research on the forums and it seems a direct boot from the ssd isn’t fully operational just yet, or it lacks support in some areas. I’m fine with just the OS running on the SD but I’d like all my HA data managed, controlled, and stored on the SSD.
This is where I’m getting lost with the many topics posted about this — there’s a lot. Could someone point me in the right direction to have the most stable instance of home assistant running (full install), either fully off my SSD, or boot to the SD and everything else off the SSD?
Also, something I’ve noticed is, many people are taking about SATA cables from USB. Is there a reason a direct USB external SSD drive wouldn’t work? Is it a power issue?