start78
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Does the Raspberry Pi 4 officially support micro-SD cards with more than 32GB?

Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am

With current versions it is at least not recommended to use cards with more than 32Gb, as this seems to cause some problems.

I know that it's technically possible but you have to reformat the card to Fat32 and somewhere I read about having to add some lines to the config for stability reasons.

Is the Pi 4 able to natively boot from a ntfs formated micro-SD? Or are the old recommendations still valid for the Pi 4?

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Re: Does the Raspberry Pi 4 officially support micro-SD cards with more than 32GB?

Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:00 pm

Using our recommended software imaging tools, there was never a constraint on the size of SD card used.

Pi 4's boot partition must be fat32 or fat16, as is the case with previous models.
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Re: Does the Raspberry Pi 4 officially support micro-SD cards with more than 32GB?

Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:09 pm

start78 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am

Is the Pi 4 able to natively boot from a ntfs formated micro-SD? Or are the old recommendations still valid for the Pi 4?
No. NTFS and exFAT are not supported.

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Re: Does the Raspberry Pi 4 officially support micro-SD cards with more than 32GB?

Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:53 pm

I will add that ONLY the boot partition needs to be fat32 (or fat16).

Additional partitions on the same uSD card can be of other types, and additional partitions other than the rootfs and boot partition can be any type providing you have drivers for it installed :-)


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