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Author Topic: Recommendable SD(HC) cards/USB sticks for the Sheevaplug  (Read 12697 times)
restamp
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2009, 08:45:24 PM »

Just another data point:  I picked up a 16GB class 6 Microcenter branded SD card today at (you guessed it) Microcenter.  Am running the root FS on it now, and intend to add a swap partition to it soon.  YMMV, but so far, it seems to be working.
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 05:17:54 PM »

I tried plugging a Sandisk 4 GB SDHC card into my Sheevaplug, but it doesn't seem to be recognized.  I get the following in dmesg:

Empty flash at 0x1e21d994 ends at 0x1e21e000

but have no idea if that relates to the SD card.  There aren't any new devices created in /dev.

Ideas?
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 06:13:11 PM »

You did insert the card face-down -- top of card oriented towards the Plug's electrical plug and contacts facing you -- right?  (It fooled me at first.)
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2009, 06:59:58 PM »

OOPS!    Cheesy

It actually fits better that way.  Thanks!
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2010, 07:06:25 AM »

Is there a page in the wiki to try and track such compatible cards ?

If not, why haven't any one started it yet ?

Just my 2 cents,
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2010, 12:24:40 AM »

Is there a page in the wiki to try and track such compatible cards ?

If not, why haven't any one started it yet ?

Responding to myself :

Again another forum :
http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50.0.html
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« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2010, 02:45:50 PM »

Got a SanDisk 8GB SDHC Class 2 and it worked fine with windows XP on a dell mini, but did not work at all in the Sheevaplug. It only works if i pull and hold it forward with my finger, but as soon as I let go it says removed.

I see this a lot in dmesg:

mmcblk0: error -110 blah blah blah
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 09:38:08 AM »

It only works if i pull and hold it forward with my finger, but as soon as I let go it says removed.
Which sounds more like a physical socket issue.
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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2010, 12:54:09 PM »

I have a 8GB ssd hc almost a year now and I'm running debian squeeze from it.
I am also using a usb disk for extra storage.
I think that 4GB sd card is enough (if you keep it clean with only what you need and not filling it up with trash )
And the other thing is that a smaller card has lower price to replace it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2010, 12:13:30 PM »

I'm using SanDisk 2GB.

The trick is getting something reliable and identical, so you can use the dd command to backup and clone systems. In my mind, as long as your application doesn't demand it, the smaller the better so you're not waiting as long to clone. Buying multiple cards in a batch is probably best, so you know you're likely to get the same factory batch.
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010, 04:20:29 AM »

SD cards we have used:

SanDisk 2GB SDHC
SanDisk 4GB SDHC
SanDisk 4GB SDHC
SanDisk 8GB SDHC
Kingston 1GB SD card
Kingston 4GB SD card
Kingston 8GB SD card


SD cards we used to sell:

Integral Ultima Pro 4Gb Class 6 SDHC Part Number 11-47-65
Integral Ultima Pro 8Gb Class 6 SDHC Part Number 36-21-77


SD Cards we now sell:

Transcend 4Gb Class 10 SDHC Card- Part Number TS4GSDHC10
Transcend 8Gb Class 10 SDHC Card- Part Number - TS8GSDHC10
Transcend 4Gb Class 6 Micro SDHC Card- Part Number - TS4GUSDHC6
Transcend 8Gb Class 6 Micro SDHC Card- Part Number - TS8GUSDHC6
Transcend 4Gb SLC 150X SDHC Card- Part Number - TS4GSDHC150
Integral Ultima Pro 16Gb Class 6 SDHC Part Number - 26-65-87

http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/products.php?cat=10

We have had no problems with any of the above cards, but are very impressed by the performance of the ones we sell now, this is why we sell them.

Hope this helps some users/customers.
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010, 08:56:41 AM »

NewIT,

You guys seem to offer a little more compared to globalscale. Do you happen to have any tarballs available that you use on the preconfigured cards? I am in the US, so it doesn't make much sense to order from the UK.  Undecided
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2010, 01:18:52 PM »

The Ubuntu rootfs is the one from the original installer package; the Debian rootfs's are generated using debootstrap.

There are SD card images here
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