adrenalinejunkie32
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi all,

Just ordering a few bits needed for when my Raspberry Pi arrives and I am a complete beginner again with this, starting from total scratch and this will no doubt be a foolish question to you all BUT.....

Will a SDHC card work with the Pi? All the things i've read seem to just state SD but looking on Amazon more or less all the 4Gb cards seem to be SDHC cards which i'm not certain would be compatible.

Can anyone clarify if it has to be just an SD card? It'd be hugely appreciated.

Thanks,

John

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:30 pm

I am using an 8Gb Transcend Card. It is labelled as Class 6 and HC. It is in the Wiki with some other working cards.

I also have an 8GB Sandisk, but not tried that yet

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:34 pm

Thanks very much for that, hugely appreciated. Just ordered a bunch of bits from Amazon and cannot wait for the Pi to arrive now. Not really done anything other than 'plug and play' since the days of 8 bits when I used to really enjoy trying to program little bits myself so really looking forward to attempting to learn a few bits again.

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:45 pm

itsonlyme said:


I am using an 8Gb Transcend Card. It is labelled as Class 6 and HC. It is in the Wiki with some other working cards.

I also have an 8GB Sandisk, but not tried that yet


Thanks for that - I have an 8Gig SDHC already

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:00 pm

play.com have an offer on 4Gb SANDisk Ultra cards right now - I think these are on the 'good list'

£4.99 each Free Delivery

http://www.play.com/Electronic.....fer=search
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:07 pm

I've tested the following cards, all of which work fine:

- Sandisk 8GB Micro SDHC (with Sandisk MicroSD => SD adaptor) Class 4

- PNY 4GB SDHC Class 4

- Lexar 8GB SDHC Class4

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:32 pm

The HC in SDHC just stands for "High Capacity" so you'll be fine.
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:22 pm

Just dont go for Class 10.

Get a Class 6 or 4 from SanDisk or Transcend



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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Class 4 Sandisk Ultra cards run as fast as anything and are known to work.

If you just want it to work, then go for that.

Higher classes and different brands will probably work, but there's more risk.

If you like testing, want to contribute to wiki, and are happy to test new kernel versions, then go for the higher classes and different makes.

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:59 pm

SN said:


play.com have an offer on 4Gb SANDisk Ultra cards right now - I think these are on the 'good list'

£4.99 each Free Delivery

http://www.play.com/Electronic.....fer=search


If you need two, they are currently on offer from Amazon (and Play too, I think) for £7.49.

An easy way to see which OS you prefer!

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:59 pm

Bought a couple of those 4Gb cards - the'll sit on a shelf with a Debian Image on them until my Pi turns up...
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:53 am

7dayshop.com have 16gb class 6 cards for £10.79 delivered.
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:19 pm

Montala said:


If you need two, they are currently on offer from Amazon (and Play too, I think) for £7.49.

An easy way to see which OS you prefer!

That offer isn't for Ultra cards. If you want Sandisk Ultra 4gb cards, go for the Play.com offer.


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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:55 pm

Take care with Class 6 cards, I've had tons of errors from both Sandisk (4Gb) and Verbatim (8Gb) Class 6 cards.

They appear to work well, but once in a while they'll timeout and fail, especially after heavy writes. Had filesystem corruption already because of this.

I'm back on Sandisk Class 4 2Gb and working fine, so stick with Class 4.

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:37 pm

Thanks for saving me £10.79 jmarcelino
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 pm

I'm using a Transcend 8Gb SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/pro.....00_s00_i00

Paid £5.99 with Marketplace seller 'Premier Trading'.  Works a treat!

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:13 pm

"someone" should trawl this site"s posts for repots of working cards and not working cards and make a list – if I get the time I might do that and post the findings on this thread…
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:57 pm

pygmy_giant - that would be great.  Should also update the eLinux Raspi Wiki:  http://elinux.org/RPi_Verified.....s#SD_cards

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:05 pm

there"s a few working class 10s there.... interesting.
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:34 am

I think the class 10 problem was solved in the latest Debian release.  AIUI you don't get the full speed but it works.  Getting the full speed would need a board change.

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:25 pm

I use two 8GB kingstone SD cards I got for £4.99 each at aria. Shipping kills it though unless you have free forum member delivery, or you order a hell of a lot of SD cards...

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:07 pm

I've just thrown my lot in with a 16gb class 4 card by Silicone Power from 7dayshop.com for £7.29 delivered – fingures crossed…
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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:30 am

This card is an SDHC and it works perfecly HC cards tend to boot and read/write faster than normal ones! And on Amazon they come super cheap with a load of memory!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDis.....B000VUVA62

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:42 am

pygmy_giant said:


I"ve just thrown my lot in with a 16gb class 4 card by Silicone Power from 7dayshop.com for £7.29 delivered – fingures crossed…



Silicone Power?  Really?

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Re: SDHC? Or just SD?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:22 pm

How fast is the RPi SD-Reader? Does ist make sense to have a (working) class 10 card?
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