SuperLeigh1875
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HELP - SD Card Question

Fri May 18, 2012 12:34 pm

Will this SD card work on my Pi?

Can i use a normal SD card reader with it?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B001W1B ... 427&sr=8-4

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nick.mccloud
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Re: HELP

Fri May 18, 2012 12:48 pm

I've had good results with a range of SanDisk cards but nothing over 8Gb - I'd be reasonably sure it will work. I'd suggest you get two 8Gb cards or even three 4Gb cards as it will give you more flexibility with trying things out - even a 4Gb card can have three browsers and OpenOffice installed on it. If you want/need to compile things then a 8Gb would be better.

As for a card reader, I'm not sure there is anything that can be defined as normal. My MacBook internal reader runs slower than as USB no-name multi-reader. I've heard of others with PC's having issues but OK with an external reader.

SuperLeigh1875
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Re: HELP

Fri May 18, 2012 12:54 pm

Hi, thanks for the response. I'm wondering if i should take a risk with the 16GB SDHC as it is cheaper than two 8GB SDHC. Has anyone tried and failed with the 16GB or tried and had success. If so, let me know below.


SuperLeigh1875
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Re: HELP

Fri May 18, 2012 1:27 pm

The card i am looking at isn't there at all. What should i take from that?

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grumpyoldgit
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Re: HELP

Fri May 18, 2012 1:32 pm

The point with having several cards is that you can play about with them. I started off with Arch, Fedora and Debian on three different cards but am playing about with a couple of others as well to see if I can boot from a card onto a memory stick. And yes, I have labelled them!

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nick.mccloud
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Re: HELP

Fri May 18, 2012 4:40 pm

SuperLeigh1875 wrote:The card i am looking at isn't there at all. What should i take from that?
That you are breaking new ground and helping the Pi community by trying it out.

There are no certainties in this world other than death, taxes and the hype surrounding the release of the 'Next Big Thing'.

If you don't want to be a guinea pig, don't go eek and don't buy it. It's not a big decision and me and Grumpy have already advised you to have a couple of cards to hand but the choice is yours ....

le4thab
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Re: HELP

Sat May 19, 2012 1:41 pm

i currently have a kingston 16gb class 6 card purchaced from aria and have no problem running debian.hope this helps.
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Re: HELP

Mon May 28, 2012 4:08 pm

I am using Kingston 8gb class 4 SD cards with the Debian 19-04-2012 image resized to use the full partition. These have been trouble free on many Raspberry Pi's. Suppliers on eBay are quite reasonably priced and usually come with fast delivery. It's worth ordering separately when invited to order. Very pleased.

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Re: HELP - SD Card Question

Tue May 29, 2012 12:14 pm

I am using a Sandisk 32GB card with no problems at all

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