I'm liking the sound of the card...Class 10 and 16GB with the Kingston brand sounds like a winner. So that makes me wonder: with the latest RPi, current software, Raspbian O/S, completely updated, what's the largest, fastest, reasonably-priced microSD card I can put into this thing? Is 16GB the higher-end limit? Is there a discussion somewhere else that talks about the limitations of size and speed? I'm tempted to pick up that exact card above, but worried that there might be a 32 or 64 that would work better, yet give more space. Thoughts?vanv101 wrote:I would think some type of SSD would work better but from what I've been reading you're still limited in the I/O category on the Pi. I'm using a Kingston Class 10 16GB microSD card, which works great, but if I could get better results from a better quality chip. I would take that into consideration before you spend more on a separate HD. There's got to be a way to configure torrent software better to optimize for the type of hardware we are using.
Good to hear I'll get at least reasonable speeds out of this card line, as I picked up the "SanDisk Ultra 64GB UHS-I/Class 10 Micro SDXC Memory Card Up to 48MB/s With Adapter- SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A [Newest Version]" which is cool because that specific part number is listed as green/ok "2015-02-16-wheezy-raspbian works well" in the database. Hooray!cacophony555 wrote:FWIW, I'm using a "SanDisk Ultra 32GB UHS-I/Class 10 Micro SDHC Memory Card Up to 48MB/s".
Agreed. I may decide to eventually use this in a GoPro or something, and I'm a fan of the class 10.vanv101 wrote:I wouldn't get anything slower than a class 10 card.
Oh, for sure, super cheap if you shop around! Amazon has the 64GB with adapter for $31.75, which I think is decent:vanv101 wrote:You can get SD cards for super cheap, the best value for me was the 16GB card. If I didn't need the bundled full size SD card adapter I would have bought the 32GB SanDisk.
I started Googling, and was a little confused. What would I use one of those for?vanv101 wrote:I would also look into microSD --> eMMC adapters.
I've used transmission successfully in the past with my original raspberry pi, but for my new setup I want to take advantage of a SOCKS5 proxy, which unfortunately transmission doesn't support.RobHenry wrote:I think you're mistaken to pursue sd card speed as the reason for super slow torrent download speeds. High speed sd cards are designed for long bursts of write operations to support hd video recording whereas an operating system performs many small i/o operations which, ironically, are often supported better by class 6 cards. There's plenty of discussion on the topic in old threads on the forum.
I get consistent torrent download speeds averaging around 2MB/s using transmission. I've never used deluge so don't know if it's any good or not but you (cacophony555) might want to consider trying transmission if you're still having problems.
BZZZT! Wrong!amigaholic wrote:I'd always recommend using a powered USB hub to run a hard disk off, rather than run it directly from the Pi's own USB power.
Yesterday evening i tried to put the magic string in my Pi 1 B (not plus) and could not get it to explode. But i don't think the max current option is working in any way, since that when i connect an external HDD the raspi rebootsDougieLawson wrote:The
yes this is only useful for B+ or B2 [a+ also but less useful]Massi wrote:Yesterday evening i tried to put the magic string in my Pi 1 B (not plus) and could not get it to explode. But i don't think the max current option is working in any way, since that when i connect an external HDD the raspi rebootsDougieLawson wrote:The
So for old B models is this really useless?