Is it possible to boot from SSD (via USB) instead of micro-SD ? SSDs are more durable and priced the same.
I have the following Android boxes; x96 mini and Beelink Mini MXIII S905
Something else, since some time, also with the current Core ELEC update /(micro-SD) booting via remote control doesn’t work anymore, I have to reconnect the box with the power cable to make booting possible…
I use CoreELEC installed on a SSD hard drive. It works impressively well, with 8GB permanent timeshift to watch TV and all tvheadend buffers increased 10 times. I have no problem, the device is flying at full speed.
I just have to comment on a peculiarity, the installation of CoreELEC generates a defective system partition that I always analyze and repair with Ubuntu ‘gparted’ (warning type: number of heads and cylinders does not match the hardware). This also happens with USB flash drives and microSD.
What I have commented (notice of discordance of gparted in the geometry of the disk) always happens (with USB SSD, USB flash, USB hard disk, and microSD flash).
If, with gparted, I change the system partition from FAT to FAT32, as gparted suggests, then CoreELEC stops working, which seems normal to me, for this reason, I only repair the geometry in the partition but if I do not repair the geometry then CoreELEC also works.
With other firmwares ‘img’ (to install with Windows Rufus or Windows Win32DiskImager) that I try (for example enigma2) this does not happen.
How did you manage to install to your external SSD as with a Windows environment, it fails to allow identification of an external hard drive/ssd as storage that can allow Rufus etc to install an OS such as CE to it?