steve103 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:01 am
I have a Raspberry Pi 1 (c)2011
please could you inform me the type of SD card is compatible? or name some cards?
I've seen SD SDHC, SDXC, UHS - am not sure the differences and which is compatible?
also which class? prob. at least 4?
amount of memory - probably 8Gb?
I require to install raspbian OS, java 8 jdk (possibly noobs) on to it - and will
write to the sd card from a laptop to format the disk / transfer image etc.
The laptop is a dell latitude E5470 - I think windows 7 (not sure if this is relevant)?
Most will work fine, some just slower thatn others
Personally I would recommend using a uSD card in an SD adaptor. The reason is you can then use it in other Pi if ever you upgrade or only have a uSD slot available somewhere.
I use Samsung EVO and EVO+ myself as well as Kingston, Sandisk, Transend.
Go for Class10 / UHS1 since you may as well.
Just buy from somewhere you can trust so not to get 'fake' cards.
(ebuyer, Argos, Amazon by Amazon, Morrisons, Asda etc depending where you live.)
Go for 8GB minimum as it gives breathing space if using the Desktop (4GB is the miinimum)
But there is no difference between the Pi B, A, or the Zero and Pi3. They all use the same image and with a uSD with SD adaptor, they can all use the same card.