Which one?


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by omiez » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:50 am
Hello friends.

I am receiving my Raspberry Nr. 2 I already have one 256 Mb model,the incoming is 512 Mb model.

I have a doubt.
Which one do you mean I must use as media center connected to the Tv and running a xbmc version and the other as download station using Raspbian ?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
Nr.1 Raspberry Pi Mod.B Rev.2 256Mb Ram (Raspbian)

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by itimpi » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:16 am
I think they will both do either job.

I would check out the 256MB model as the media centre use. If it does the job I would leave it in that mode as a dedicated usage that is unlikely to change. I would expect that the one doing downloading is more useful to be used as a general purpose usage and thus more likely to want the extra RAM.
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by omiez » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:18 am
Thank you for your answer.

At the moment I am waiting for more 2 Rpi and I am testing around with a 256 Mb model.

I tested Raspbmc,Openelec and Darkelec as Media Center. I like Darkelec for his fluidity but it is a little bit close as system,Openelec is the same but less fluid. Raspbmc gives more chances to go deeper in system,I changed the skin to a lighter one and it is not bad.

I will do like you said and use the 512 Mb model as all purpose.
On this one I will use a 4 or 8 Gb Sd and a 500Gb Hdd, I have a 32Gb Class 10 45mb/s from Sandisk too which will run the Media Center.

Other suggestions are welcome.
Nr.1 Raspberry Pi Mod.B Rev.2 256Mb Ram (Raspbian)

Raspberry Pi Mod.B Rev.2 512Mb Ram (Maybe i´ll get one)
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