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Pi Zero Wifi

Postby PMC » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:18 am

A new model of the Pi for any inclined to play.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... ns-family/

I am guessing most will use this for the camera, and transmitting the image via wifi, and many other things.
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Re: Pi Zero Wifi

Postby jon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:47 am

Quite the computer for $10 U.S.!
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Re: Pi Zero Wifi

Postby PMC » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:08 am

jon wrote:Quite the computer for $10 U.S.!


The stores are selling 200 gigabyte SD cards now. It is humour to see the size of the card and the storage ability.

And a reminder to all, do a backup today.
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Re: Pi Zero Wifi

Postby jon » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Best Buy Canada has SanDisk 200GB microSDXC, Sony 256GB SDXC and Lexar 256GB SDXC cards listed currently.

Feels strange to see a memory card the same size as the standard hard drive of the cheapest Dell desktop PCs of only a couple of years back.

All that said, memory cards are nowhere near as reliable as SSD (Solid-State Drive) or Hard Drives. And several orders of magnitude slower. Which takes me back to PMC's comment about backups.
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Re: Pi Zero Wifi

Postby PMC » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Agree with you on storage. The latest version of `Raspbian' has a SD copier on the menu to duplicate, uses `dd' and the write speed on the SD card makes a big difference. The SSD and/or hard disk can accept the SD card as an image file and then use `dd' to restore upon failure, or if duplicating.
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