I’m running Volumio 1.55 on a Raspberry Pi model B, and from time to time my system just crashes, i.e. it’s completely disconnected from the network. Mostly this happens when I’m gone for the day, and come back home to find out I need to reboot the Pi (unplug/plugin the power source) before I can play music again. Lately, this has also occured more frequently when I’m playing. In the midst of a song, it will start crackling, playing really slowly, and then just stop.
Usually a quick reboot (unplug power supply, wait 10 sec., plug back in) works, but more often it completely forgets its entire musical library, and it has to rescan the 300+ Gb HDD that is connected to it again. Very annoying, because then it’s not usable for about an hour.
- Raspberry Pi Model B with Kingston 8 Gb Class 10 SD Card
- Schiit Modi DAC connected directly to the Pi
- EdiMax wifi adapter on USB hub
- Samsung HDD on USB hub
- Everything powered by this USB hub + PSU: modmypi.com/raspberry-pi/acc … b-uk-5v-2a
This problem of random crashes has been there already since the beginning of RaspyFi, but depending on the build it occured more or less often. Also, sometimes I have periods of weeks without crashes.
I’ve read that the R-Pi systems are particularly sensitive to power supplies. The PSU is 2A and designed for the Pi. I calculated that even in peak usage, it is well below 2A (see below).
Could this be a power supply problem? Or something else…? I would like to fix this at some point, it’s getting annoying. If it could be power related, I might consider getting a second PSU only for the Pi.
HDD: 200-500 mA (idle/peak)
Pi + Wifi adapter: 360-500 mA
DAC: < 500 mA