[SOLVED] Is leaving Raspberry Pi 4 on 24/7 a good idea?

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ethan206

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I recently set up Samba on my Pi 4 and plan to have it run 24/7 as a NAS device. Am I advised to do so or is it not safe as it'll degrade the Pi over time? I have adequate cooling on my Pi with a good heatsink+fan (idling around 27 degrees C) and though I did actually follow a guide to overclock the ARM SoC (linked below) on the Pi 4 to 2.1GHz and also set over_voltage to 6, will that be a source of concern? Though even overclocked, I still average around 25-35 degrees and I monitor the clocks/temps remotely and most of the time it stays around 600MHz (ss below) and below 30 degrees most of the time. I don't think power will also be a huge concern as it's pulling barely 5 watts.

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kanewolf

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I recently set up Samba on my Pi 4 and plan to have it run 24/7 as a NAS device. Am I advised to do so or is it not safe as it'll degrade the Pi over time? I have adequate cooling on my Pi with a good heatsink+fan (idling around 27 degrees C) and though I did actually follow a guide to overclock the ARM SoC (linked below) on the Pi 4 to 2.1GHz and also set over_voltage to 6, will that be a source of concern? Though even overclocked, I still average around 25-35 degrees and I monitor the clocks/temps remotely and most of the time it stays around 600MHz (ss below) and below 30 degrees most of the time. I don't think power will also be a huge concern as it's pulling barely 5 watts.

https://ibb.co/BBnrZT5
As long as you have stable power and adequate cooling, it shouldn't be an issue. I have two that have run 24/7 for at least a year. I use the POE hat and power view POE ethernet.
 

kanewolf

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I recently set up Samba on my Pi 4 and plan to have it run 24/7 as a NAS device. Am I advised to do so or is it not safe as it'll degrade the Pi over time? I have adequate cooling on my Pi with a good heatsink+fan (idling around 27 degrees C) and though I did actually follow a guide to overclock the ARM SoC (linked below) on the Pi 4 to 2.1GHz and also set over_voltage to 6, will that be a source of concern? Though even overclocked, I still average around 25-35 degrees and I monitor the clocks/temps remotely and most of the time it stays around 600MHz (ss below) and below 30 degrees most of the time. I don't think power will also be a huge concern as it's pulling barely 5 watts.

https://ibb.co/BBnrZT5
As long as you have stable power and adequate cooling, it shouldn't be an issue. I have two that have run 24/7 for at least a year. I use the POE hat and power view POE ethernet.
 
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