Trying to choose between an eMMC module or a USB Flash drive for the boot volume on a Rock64. I have a few Rock64's that I'm building as various services (Nextcloud, Pi-Hole, VPN, OMV, and/or Netatalk Backup). None of these devices will need large boot volumes as the data will be in secondary (Hard or SSD) Drives or will require VERY little data storage.
On the RPi's that the Rock64's are replacing, I've been using USB Flash drives for booting. I get the feeling that an eMMC module is a better choice, but do have any real knowledge. Are the eMMC modules more reliable and less prone to corruption that USB Flash Drives?
I do have some 32GB and 64GB eMMC models from Pine64 and am going to try them out shortly. Any thoughts and advice?
I have successfully gotten Armbian to boot from a USB flash drive on the Rock64 board. Followed ayufan's instructions on how to update SPI Flash with his boot code and then wrote the Armbian Rock64 image to a USB flash drive. All worked as expected.
Thanks to everyone at Armbian for all the great work!