Hello! First time posting, but a few months ago I came across a guide to use Balena Sound and a Raspberry Pi 4 to create an Airplay Compatible Speaker. I got everything to work and everything was fine for a few months but something that has happened to me twice now is that the SD card I’m using in the Pi seems to be getting corrupted. When I log into the Balena Sound dashboard, it says the speaker is offline even though the Pi is powered on and connected. When I take the SD card and plug it into my computer, I get pop ups saying there are now 3-4 extra drive letter partitions on the card that I need to format in addition to the original partition that had the Balena sound software. I did not create these extra drives, and I’m unable to format or delete them since the SD card tells me it is “read only.” I am unable to format or erase the SD card using Windows disk manager or disk partition in command prompt.
This exact issue happened to me a few months ago with a previous SD used for this purpose. At the time, I thought maybe the card had just gone bad so I discarded it and got a new one. The new one worked for a while until it again had the same issue so I’m wondering if it is an issue with the software or my SD cards are just going bad. In both cases, the SD cards I am using are PNY brand 16gb cards.
Any insight on what might be going on here would be greatly appreciated!