Project "Mini-Server": Raspberry Pi 4 & SSD

The goal of this project is to set up an inexpensive yet powerful mini-server. For this purpose a Raspberry Pi 4 is combined with a fast SSD. For more performance and higher reliability, more of these mini servers will be set up.

... Image By Markus Fleschutz ๐Ÿ•“ March 11, 2021

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๐Ÿ‘ Thumbs up for stability, energy consumption, total cost of ownership and efficiency.

๐Ÿ‘ The Raspberry Pi 4 is also available in a version with 8 GB RAM - ideal for servers

๐Ÿ‘ The Raspberry Pi 4 also supports booting via the USB interface, so no slow and failure-prone SD card is needed anymore

๐Ÿ‘Œ Perfect would be Power over Ethernet (PoE), then also the separate power supply would be omitted

๐Ÿ‘Ž Not all software packages and snap packages are available for ARM64 yet, Ubuntu should improve here

๐Ÿ‘Ž For an encrypted user directory, the Raspberry Pi is (still) too weak