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Author Topic: Recommendable SD(HC) cards/USB sticks for the Sheevaplug  (Read 12573 times)
vaflen
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« on: May 26, 2009, 01:04:44 PM »

Hi

I have ordered a pair of Sheevaplugs and have joined the forums in order to pick up some tips'n'tricks.

My intention is to load Debian onto these bad boys and install it onto either a SD(HC) card or a USB stick. Scanning the forums I see people have problems with both and thus I am requesting information from someone who has positive experiences with this.

To be more specific, I'd like to have the manufacture and model name so I can make an informed decision on what to purchase.

Thank you in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 01:38:48 PM »

for USB while I had a couple of problems, those are related to power and not the USB itself, I had luck with kingston datatraveler 101.
As of SD, I had really bad luck, the ones I've seen working are SD full size (not microSD with adapter) from SanDisk, I haven't had any luck with Kingston SD (any model)
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 02:25:14 PM »

I know this is not a usb stick, but I'm using a western digital my passport essential 320G external 2.5" harddrive (WDME3200TN).  The drive is plug directly into the sheeva.

No problems for about a month of active use.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 08:03:13 PM »

I'm using a Transcend 8GB SD card.  Works fine as the root file system.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 06:50:34 AM »

have tried an unused MP3 player (512MB), doesnt work well (read error)
using now an Sandisk 4G (class 2) and dont have any Prob. yet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 04:43:48 AM »

Thank you for your replies, sharing your experiences.
It seems Sandisk would be a fairly safe bet to go with. The harddrive is not completely uninteresting either, but my initial setup is likely to consist of a thumbdrive or SD card for booting/system and then a network share of sorts for storage.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 08:27:15 AM »

I'm using a sandisk 4GB class 6 card as my rootfs, and it is very fast. No problems at all.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 01:02:12 PM »

I'm using a sandisk 4GB class 6 card as my rootfs, and it is very fast. No problems at all.

I have a Patriot 16GB SD card from Feb'08 which works great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220254&Tpk=PSF16GSDHC6

(I bought it at Newegg for $75 back then.  Only $28.99 now.  Amazing.)
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 03:21:00 PM »

That is just sick... I bought my 16G sdhc card for over $100 and it wasn't really all that long ago (~1yr).   Cry

Sometimes this hobby kills me.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 07:52:26 PM »

I'm using a sandisk 4GB class 6 card as my rootfs, and it is very fast. No problems at all.

I have a Patriot 16GB SD card from Feb'08 which works great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220254&Tpk=PSF16GSDHC6

(I bought it at Newegg for $75 back then.  Only $28.99 now.  Amazing.)
I have the same card (Patriot 16GB) and it's crap. The SanDisk is working fine. So YMMV.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2009, 07:38:45 AM »

As an aside, I bought a sandisk ultra II ... they were on sale, so got it for $15aud . It folds in half to be a usb port. Trying to use it now to install the distro on.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 11:22:33 PM »

I bought a Kingston 8 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card and moved my root filesystem onto it; no problems.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2009, 10:03:15 AM »

A-DATA Class 6 TurboSD SDHC 16G appears to be resulting in a corrupted file system with ext2.  Been using it in my Asus eeepc 701 for about a year now with no problems.

Currently running the OS on OCZ Diesel 16GB Single Channel Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL16G and appears to be alright.  Had a few problems during boot initially but was fine the last few reboots.

Will have to snag another SD soon.
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2009, 11:15:39 AM »

It seems Sandisk would be a fairly safe bet to go with.

I've tried both a micro and a regular 2GB Sandisk card. And neither works. Not with the latest kernel nor the one built in, it always says mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD card.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2009, 12:09:45 AM »

I'm using a Transcend 8GB SD card.  Works fine as the root file system.

I also use a 8GB Transcend SDHC Class6 as root-system without any problems.

Additionally therefore I did use a 4GB OCZ Rally USB-Stick as root-system with no problems.
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