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Help buying SD card

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:17 pm
by evanfeldman100
Hey guys, I'm a kid interested in programming (with zero experience, just warning you) who just got a model b for Christmas.

I would like to get one of these SD cards - http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4536 - but I cannot find a good place to buy one online or in store. Can someone please recommend one for under $10-15 including shipping? I live in Ontario, so watch out for the shipping please.

Thanks.

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:20 pm
by ski522

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:09 pm
by evanfeldman100
No, I'm looking for the one that they have - the samsung preloaded.

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:31 pm
by DougieLawson
Hit Tesco's tomorrow, they sell SDCards (used to sell them in their Metro and Express stores too) or Wal*Mart or your local camera shop.
Download http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/NOOBS_latest
Unzip that on to the 4GB (minimum) SDCard
Boot your RPi

Job done.
Nothing special needed. Zero lead time (give or take the 1.3GB download).

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:37 pm
by evanfeldman100
I bought a Patriot one from tiger direct for $7, but according to the list of "good cards" it didn't work for one guy. Should it probably be alright?

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:59 pm
by Richard-TX
I stopped buying cheap cards. I have been buying Toshiba Exceria cards. I am very happy. It is a little more money but they do last and the speed is very good.

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:53 am
by evanfeldman100
Richard-TX wrote:I stopped buying cheap cards. I have been buying Toshiba Exceria cards. I am very happy. It is a little more money but they do last and the speed is very good.
k, thanks.

Now my windows went down and I can't format the card. ARRGGGh.

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am
by totoharibo
a rescue solution : run a liveCD of linux and format your card with it

Re: Help buying SD card

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:24 pm
by evanfeldman100
Yeah, I got it formatted. Took a while though.