64GB Memory Card
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(04-19-2016, 08:41 PM)peterb Wrote: I am running the Samsung 64GB EVO+ and its running fine on my 2GB Pine64.

The good news: with Pine64/Pine64+ there's no need to spend the extra cash for the EVO+ since EVO performs identical (and is clearly the 'bang for the buck' champion): http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic...etlastpost

The bad news: Buying branded cards of this size or even larger increases the risk to get fake cards a lot: http://www.happybison.com/reviews/how-to...sd-card-8/ (therefore always test cards directly after purchase, all 3 suitable tools are linked to in the article)

(03-17-2016, 11:26 AM)jl_678 Wrote: My Raspberry Pi's have a difficult time support 64GB cards and require filesystem complexity to set them up.

That has a simple reason: all Raspberry Pi boot differently compared to any other SBC out there (the latter use u-boot or UEFI). On Raspberries the VideoCore GPU starts the boot process, does the hardware initialisation and then hands over to the ARM core(s). The VideoCore GPU is old and somewhat limited and needs a FAT/FAT32 formatted 1st partition to read config.txt and binary BLOBs from, otherwise the RPi will never start and seems bricked.

Then there exist different SD card standards. The older SDSC/SDHC standards (up to 32 GB) and the newer SDXC. 64GB cards or larger are always SDXC and since the SD card associtation allows these cards only to be sold preformatted as exFAT the RPi is not able to boot from. That's the whole story and therefore RPi foundation tells you to use 'SD Formatter' with SDXC cards when you want to use them with any RPi (which is not entirely true either since this is only required for the multi-boot NOOBS solution but anyway). They tell you to use SD Formatter always since there also exist 32GB SDXC cards (pre-formatted with exFAT then).

There is no such limitation with almost any other SBC out there (same applies to the use of SD Formatter -- it's absolutely useless to 'format' a card when you burn an image on it one step later since then the partition table gets overwritten anyway). The A64 SoC used on Pine64/Pine64+ implements SDXC so you can use any available SDXC card without problems (as long as you manage to get a genuine card and not a fake/counterfeit card). Please be aware that the higher speed modes are not available with Pine64 and that you should get a card that shows high random I/O performance instead of choosing the highest 'speed class'.
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64GB Memory Card - by jl_678 - 03-17-2016, 11:26 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tllim - 03-17-2016, 12:09 PM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by jl_678 - 03-17-2016, 12:10 PM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by dav3yb - 04-18-2016, 06:04 PM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tllim - 04-19-2016, 06:22 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by peterb - 04-19-2016, 08:41 PM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tkaiser - 04-20-2016, 01:15 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by SkimMilk - 04-20-2016, 02:49 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tkaiser - 04-20-2016, 03:04 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by jl_678 - 04-20-2016, 06:00 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tkaiser - 04-20-2016, 06:54 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by jl_678 - 04-20-2016, 07:13 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tkaiser - 04-20-2016, 08:14 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by jl_678 - 04-20-2016, 08:26 AM
RE: 64GB Memory Card - by tkaiser - 04-20-2016, 08:34 AM

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