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Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:59 pm
by W. H. Heydt
mahjongg wrote:sandisk is one of the brands that is faked the most.
That may be why I've never had any trouble with SanDisk. I've only bought them from vendors I can trust. (I really wish I could find a trustworthy source for inexpensive 8GB microSD cards--not restricted to SanDisk. Perhaps there is a bulk source somewhere that someone knows about?)

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:17 pm
by mad-hatter
Hello W. H. Heydt,
I really wish I could find a trustworthy source for inexpensive 8GB microSD cards--not restricted to SanDisk
http://swag.raspberrypi.org/
Just overwrite! I've got a box of them, so far very reliable (9 months).

Regards

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:09 pm
by vigneshnair13
Hi guys,

I'm a bit of a noob, so I just have a simple question. I recently bought the B+, and was wondering if anyone had the assembled version of Adafruit Pi Cobbler Plus, I'm not too good at soldering, so I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:52 pm
by DirkS
vigneshnair13 wrote:Hi guys,

I'm a bit of a noob, so I just have a simple question. I recently bought the B+, and was wondering if anyone had the assembled version of Adafruit Pi Cobbler Plus, I'm not too good at soldering, so I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
Google for 'assembled cobbler b+' gives several hits for 'lookalikes'. Depends on where you are if these are interesting to you:
http://www.kiwi-electronics.eu/40-weg-c ... gesoldeerd
http://tinkersphere.com/raspberry-pi-ac ... board.html
and probably more

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:01 pm
by vigneshnair13
Thanks Dirk, unfortunately, those websites don't seem to be too trustworthy, if you could please help me find something from amazon, walmart, or something of the sort, I'd really appreciate it. (The reason is I live in the U.S., so that could complicate things a bit)

Thanks again, though!

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:09 pm
by vigneshnair13
vigneshnair13 wrote:Thanks Dirk, unfortunately, those websites don't seem to be too trustworthy, if you could please help me find something from amazon, walmart, or something of the sort, I'd really appreciate it. (The reason is I live in the U.S., so that could complicate things a bit)

Thanks again, though!
Hey Dirk,

I just found something that could be good, have you heard of a company called CanaKit? Here's the link, tell me if it's good.

http://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-cob ... akout.html
Thanks!

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:17 pm
by DirkS
vigneshnair13 wrote: I just found something that could be good, have you heard of a company called CanaKit? Here's the link, tell me if it's good.

http://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-cob ... akout.html
Sorry, no idea. I've seen the name before, but that's it.

BTW: something like the cobbler is dead-easy to solder and would actually be a good little learning project :)

Gr.
Dirk.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:09 am
by AndrewS
mad-hatter wrote:Hello W. H. Heydt,
I really wish I could find a trustworthy source for inexpensive 8GB microSD cards--not restricted to SanDisk
http://swag.raspberrypi.org/
Just overwrite! I've got a box of them, so far very reliable (9 months).
Yup :D
SwagStoreMicroSDs.jpg
Loadsa Cards
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Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:11 am
by AndrewS
DirkS wrote:BTW: something like the cobbler is dead-easy to solder and would actually be a good little learning project :)
Indeed... http://www.raspberrypi.org/learn-to-sol ... rrie-anne/

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:23 am
by W. H. Heydt
mad-hatter wrote:Hello W. H. Heydt,
I really wish I could find a trustworthy source for inexpensive 8GB microSD cards--not restricted to SanDisk
http://swag.raspberrypi.org/
Just overwrite! I've got a box of them, so far very reliable (9 months).
That's roughly $7.50...plus shipping and handling to get them to the Western side of the pond (*and* across the continent to the Eastern edge of the BIG pond).

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:24 am
by mad-hatter
Hello W. H. Heydt,

http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-8GB-Pre ... B00ENPQ1GK
Reliability or price?

Regards

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:11 am
by hansotten
vigneshnair13 wrote:Thanks Dirk, unfortunately, those websites don't seem to be too trustworthy, if you could please help me find something from amazon, walmart, or something of the sort, I'd really appreciate it. (The reason is I live in the U.S., so that could complicate things a bit)

Thanks again, though!
Kiwi is thrustworthy! Its a dutch, small company and I had some good shopping experiences over the years there.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:42 am
by NotARacistK
will HDMI ethernet thingy work?

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:22 am
by W. H. Heydt
mad-hatter wrote:Hello W. H. Heydt,

http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-8GB-Pre ... B00ENPQ1GK
Reliability or price?

Regards
Yes...

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:25 am
by Paul Webster
NotARacistK wrote:will HDMI ethernet thingy work?
Ethernet over HDMI has been previously reported as not possible in the B because of a limitation in the SoC so I presume that is still true with B+ as it is using the same SoC.

See http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 8&p=243457

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:29 pm
by Pouhiou
Hi,

I'm a bit of a n00b both in Raspberry Pi and in the forum, so I apologize in advance if I havn't found the right topic or section...
I want to buy a RP B+ to use as a home-hosted webserver with YUNoHost OS : https://yunohost.org/
As I want to use emails, owncloud, and filehosting... I think i'll get a 32/64 Go microSD (at least not a 8 go as the one recommanded).

What kind of micro-SD should I buy ?
Is SDHC/SDXC important, should I prefer one or another (I've found information of RP B not supporting SDXC... but what about the B+ ?)
Which class / quality should I get, is Wrinting/reading speed important for my use ?

Thanks in advance from France !

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:31 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Followup to the side discussion...

Through Newegg I found a "10 pack" of 8GB Class 4 SanDisk microSD cards for $50 with free shipping. The each have the full size adapter plus an empty "case" that can hold 2 adapters and 6 microSD cards. So...$5 each.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:10 pm
by jamesh
Pouhiou wrote:Hi,

I'm a bit of a n00b both in Raspberry Pi and in the forum, so I apologize in advance if I havn't found the right topic or section...
I want to buy a RP B+ to use as a home-hosted webserver with YUNoHost OS : https://yunohost.org/
As I want to use emails, owncloud, and filehosting... I think i'll get a 32/64 Go microSD (at least not a 8 go as the one recommanded).

What kind of micro-SD should I buy ?
Is SDHC/SDXC important, should I prefer one or another (I've found information of RP B not supporting SDXC... but what about the B+ ?)
Which class / quality should I get, is Wrinting/reading speed important for my use ?

Thanks in advance from France !
SD card support, apart from going to uSD from full size SD, is the same on the B and the B+.

I'd suggest class 4 or 6. The Foundation sells a decent one but might not be big enough for your needs.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:11 pm
by Pouhiou
jamesh wrote:SD card support, apart from going to uSD from full size SD, is the same on the B and the B+.

I'd suggest class 4 or 6. The Foundation sells a decent one but might not be big enough for your needs.
Thanks for your anwser ! Yup I know about the one sold by the Foundation, but indeed it's not big enought ;)

Quick follow up : do you think one such as this one would meet my needs ? Samsung, 32 Go, SDHC, Class 6...

Or should I look out for other characteristics ?

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:02 pm
by jdb
In general, any SD card will work with the Pi. The only thing to be wary of is older class 10 cards - these sacrifice random read/write performance for sequential write performance.

A recent internal survey of class 10 "performance" cards has revealed that the gap between class 4 / 6 and class 10 cards has narrowed substantially in recent months. Just beware of class 10 cards (Samsung EVO line) that have reportedly "premium" levels of performance. You will need recent firmware to prevent a rare lockup when working with high-performance cards.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:42 am
by RepublicanSwag
Are Kootek heatsinks worth it? If I change out the paste, what thermal paste should I use? I heard the cheap paste that comes on them is terrible. (This will be for a B+.)

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:49 am
by W. H. Heydt
RepublicanSwag wrote:Are Kootek heatsinks worth it? If I change out the paste, what thermal paste should I use? I heard the cheap paste that comes on them is terrible. (This will be for a B+.)
A Pi doesn't need a heatsink.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:33 am
by DougieLawson
RepublicanSwag wrote:Are Kootek heatsinks worth it? If I change out the paste, what thermal paste should I use? I heard the cheap paste that comes on them is terrible. (This will be for a B+.)
ALL heatsinks and ALL fans are a complete waste of money.

BTW, I have a nice bridge over the River Thames that you can buy, if you'd like it. Make me an offer.

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:16 pm
by kalehrl
Is the LAN and USB implementation in Model B+ any different from Model B?
I used to have a Model B but I sold it because after a few days I would lose ethernet connectivity.
I need a rock-solid ethernet connection so I wonder if things have improved in Model B+?

Re: The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Q&A thread

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:34 pm
by jamesh
Power supply on B+ is much improved, it also uses the 4 port version of the chip. As far as I know, there are no current problems with wired Ethernet dropping out (I cannot actually remember any from back in the day either). This sort of thing is almost certainly a software rather than a HW issue anyway, so the design of the board is likely irrelevant.