Affleck001
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Different SD cards

Thu May 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Sorry if this is a repeat. I have just bought my first raspberry pi and being (a) totally new at this and (b) of advancing years I need a total idiots guide. I intend using it initially for emulation until I learn. One of my questions is, do I need a different SD card for different emulators and do the games go on the same card. An old man is appreciative of any assistance offered.

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Re: Different SD cards

Fri May 18, 2018 1:19 am

RetroPie can play games from many systems (it's actually a collection of different emulators), so you can have it all on one card if you'd like. Keep in mind that micro SD cards can get quite expensive in larger sizes, so if you think you need more than 64GB, a smaller SD card with some additional USB storage might be a better option. However, I would be surprised if you filled up a 64GB card with game ROM files (most are not very big). https://retropie.org.uk/
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Re: Different SD cards

Fri May 18, 2018 5:30 am

Thanks for the reply that sounds like the way to go, cheers

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Re: Different SD cards

Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am

Affleck001 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:30 am
Thanks for the reply that sounds like the way to go, cheers

+1 Retropie

https://retropie.org.uk


Also buy a decent SD Card:

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2018/ ... rison-2018
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Re: Different SD cards

Fri May 18, 2018 9:48 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am
Also buy a decent SD Card:
There are new "A1" rated micro SD cards that have superior IOPS and random I/O performance, which is important for an SD card used as an OS system drive. The SanDisk Ultra A1 cards are reasonably priced and offer great performance (better than the Samsung EVO+, although that card is no slouch).

You can get the 32GB SanDisk Ultra A1 micro SD card for $12.99 on Amazon (US), and the 64GB for $19.99.
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