Pi 3 and 128GB MicroSD?

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  • #121595
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    charco
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    Planning on upgrading to a Pi 3 and Retropie 3.6 and was considering a bigger SD card, will a 128GB card work?

    #121598
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    i’d suggest a smaller gb sd card say 4gb – 8gb (x2) then get your self a 128gb usb drive, as using such a large sd card could run into issues if corrupted, then all your roms will be lost,
    with a usb drive you can keep all the retropie system bits on the sd card and have your roms on the usb drive, separate & safe

    these are what i use, the SD cards seem to take lots of rewriting too,

    4gb Kingston SD card

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221391598329?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    128gb Kingston USB drive

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371052738512?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    #121599
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    I would second InsecureSpike’s advice. Also if an update goes boink you don’t have to copy all the roms/saves/scrapes again, just a new SD card and go go go!

    It is much cheaper as well and USB sticks are not very big so size shouldn’t be a problem either.

    #121613
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    Great advice, thanks guys! I hadn’t thought of a USB pen drive as I thought roms couldn’t be loaded off them. Maybe there were issues with an older version of RetroPie that have since been resolved.

    With the Pi 3 having wifi and bluetooth that frees up USB ports too. I’ll look into a new high capacity pen drive so 🙂

    #121643
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    I can attest to 128G SD cards working fine. I have 2 of them, one in my pi2 and one in my pi3… Both work great, although I can appreciate not having to copy all the roms over every time I rebuild the SD card…

    #121645
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    there nothing wrong with using 128gb cards, but this is what i’m trying to say, what happens if your card corrupts? or god forbid, an update fails or encounters a problem?

    #121653
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    Yeah that makes sense, I have put off upgrading for a while now due to having to transfer all of my roms again.

    #121815
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    Has anyone thought of getting – or has gotten already – one of the 314GB PiDrive hard drives.

    Been looking into these over the last couple of days and been thinking it might be a good option. Faster than a USB drive, and ooodles of storage.

    #121819
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    should be good, just format it to ext4

    #122051
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    Can I just jump in here and ask what you have to do to get the Roms to copy and save to the stick? I use a usb drive to copy Roms to the Pie, but I was unaware that you could launch them off of it.

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