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What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01 2016 20:21
by 1uke_
I'm planning to buy a few micro SD cards in the coming week.

Can anyone tell me what is the minimum size micro SD card, that I can run Volumio on?

Thanks!

What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01 2016 23:19
by michelangelo
Minimum = 4GB
Suggested = 8GB

They are so cheap that I wouldn't bother and buy a 8GB one ...

What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03 2016 15:31
by shaDNfro
why so big?

What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03 2016 16:04
by michelangelo
Because we have :
350 MB of the main rootfs squash image
then 60MB for kernel
then the rest for data.
Also, we have the updater mechanism, which needs:
350 MB for factory image backup
350 MB for current image backup
350 MB for next image download

This is why, hope that replies to your point!

What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20 2016 01:47
by Brighter
Hi, I am upgrading to Volumio 2 using my usual 8Gb sd card, running on Cubox-i4pro. It does not work after repeated attempts. I can see the page at volumio.local, but I would quickly lose sight of my tracks (I have a 256G usb thumb drive w my songs plugged into the cube) and then volumio will go into a thinking mode (revolving circle pic) and hangs there.

I am sorry if I am out of topic. I ask it here as I wonder is my 8Gb sd card too small for volumio 2 if I have so many tracks? I can't get volumio 2 to work. If I had used say a 32G sd card, would it be better?

Re: What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20 2016 02:38
by LinkeLoutje
Don't have much experience with Volumio, but I would find it rather strange if the 8gb card is the issue since all files are on a separate drive. However I can imagine the 8gb card being a slower class? I noticed some difference going from 2 to 10...

Re: What is the minimum size micro SD card for Volumio

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20 2016 02:44
by LinkeLoutje
Btw I don't know about pricing in your areas, but I found that the optimum size now is 16gb. 4gb costs 7, 8gb was 8 and 16gb was priced between 9 and 10 euro. 32Gb suddenly double that amount. That small difference between 4 and 16 is almost neglectable and leaves room for other configurations in the future.