- charcoParticipant03/27/2016 at 10:46Post count: 137
Planning on upgrading to a Pi 3 and Retropie 3.6 and was considering a bigger SD card, will a 128GB card work?InsecureSpikeParticipant03/27/2016 at 11:58Post count: 571
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
128gb Kingston USB driveshoothereParticipant03/27/2016 at 12:01Post count: 131
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.charcoParticipant03/27/2016 at 15:17Post count: 137
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 :)jsawhiParticipant03/27/2016 at 17:12Post count: 15
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…InsecureSpikeParticipant03/27/2016 at 17:41Post count: 571
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?charcoParticipant03/27/2016 at 18:48Post count: 137
Yeah that makes sense, I have put off upgrading for a while now due to having to transfer all of my roms again.ashmck73Participant03/29/2016 at 13:23Post count: 12
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.InsecureSpikeParticipant03/29/2016 at 14:27Post count: 571
should be good, just format it to ext4
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