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Offline JonB256

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Warm to Hot Flash Drive on RasPi3B
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:40:13 AM »
On a RasPi3B that I've been having odd problems with (Falcon PiCap installed and output enabled), I've noticed that the USB flash drive (SanDisk 8gb, mini, formatted FAT32) is very warm to hot. It was selected for storage and, because of problems with stability, I had logging pretty much maxed.

I was wondering if those of you with similar setups (RasPi3B using USB Flash for storage, with or without PiCap) could "touch" your flash drive and report if it is cool, warm, hot and what level of logging you have.

Currently, I switched it back to using the uSD card (32gb, so lots of room) and it is NOT getting warm and it hasn't gone offline yet. In a prior thread, this is the RasPi that may have been having low Power issues from the PiCap's power supply. Now I'm wondering if that flash drive was the power draw. (power = heat)

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Re: Warm to Hot Flash Drive on RasPi3B
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 10:37:09 AM »
Well, I was going to try to help test this, by connecting to the Pi 3B that has my P10 panel connected via a ColorLight.  It is conveniently powered up and on the LAN.  However if I understand where to change the storage setting - Status/Control  FPP Settings > External Storage Device, it shows the USB has 3.66 GB of free space, but is shown as not mounted.  I assume that means it wont work.  I don't speak Pi well enough to know how to mount it so I can select it.  If I get that answer, I can test it.  Note that although I can remotely access the Pi to change settings, I wont be home to check the temperature until late this evening.

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Re: Warm to Hot Flash Drive on RasPi3B
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 11:37:41 AM »
I had it happen with a SanDisk SD card.  Almost too hot to touch!  I contacted SanDisk and they sent me a replacement (that does not get hot)
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