So I’m thinking of making an sd card duplicator mostly to copy raspberry pi installs. Potentially using a rpi itself.
I saw some decent guide here: https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/outreach/raspberrypi/duplicate_sd.php
But I don’t think there is enough detail to trust this specific implementation, for instance I do intend on copying SD cards with NOOBS installs, and there is no talk about the specific hubs and how their internal trees work nor if these hubs are tested for back current isolation.
Point still stands the idea is to build a cost effective solution mimicking these kinds of duplicators. http://esystor.com/page/category/SD_CARD_DUPLICATOR.html
Now, I’d want to use a raspberry pi to make it small and cost efficient, but if I have to use an x86 pc I’m fine with that too. Maybe a pcie card with multiple USB outputs?
I’d like to hear some thoughts about this. I’ll probably write my own duplication scripts using native Linux commands, but if there is anything else I should consider please lmk.
Note I’m going after reliability and speed. If I can copy 1 SD card into, say, 7 outputs but it takes several hours then I’m not really at a better place.