I just discovered BalenaEtcher and I am considering the Etcher Pro for my business. I sell products that come with SD cards that I need to put files on.
They are PDFs and empty folders mainly, but one product has a few sound files. Currently, I’ve developed a PowerShell script that waits for me to plug in an SD and copies the files to it (from a folder on disc), and then waits until I unplug and plug in a new one.
My current process is very automated, I just sit there unplugging and plugging in SD cards so the Etcher Pro has the capability to improve this.
My problem, testing out Etcher, is that it appears to be formatting everything maybe? And that is much slower, several minutes to clone an SD card with ~150MB of data on it. That includes validation.
I get that it’s designed for boot drives and such, but I would LOVE for there to be an option to copy only the directory structure (files, folders, even empty folders).
Unless I’m missing something, I don’t believe it has this capability? If this is possible, or can get worked on, it’ll be an instant purchase of the Etcher Pro for me.