Saturday, February 25, 2012

Looking for the best performance SD for Raspberry

Most important peripheral to buy is an SD Card, there are a lot of SD card you can buy, but we are a looking for some that work with Raspberry Pi (some class 10 might not work as read here and UHS-I isn't supported) and give good performance. Just take a look on this, Tom's Hardware give us the infos we are looking for, a benchmark with IOMeter 2008.08.18 with a Workstation Pattern (Average I/O operations per second). We just don't need fast sequential read/write or throughput. For a "Thin Client" environment we need fast iops.
Table is very easy to read and give us few choice:
SanDisk Extreme III (16GB, Class 10) (30$)
Lexar Professional 133x (8GB, Class 6) (17$)
Also tested other not in rank SD card:
Lexar Premium Series 100x (16Gb Class 6) (16$)
SanDisk I (2Gb, Class 4) (5$)


I have make a test with HD Tune Pro:
SanDisk Extreme III (16GB, Class 10)
Lexar Professional 133x (8GB, Class 6)
Lexar Premium Series 100x (16Gb Class 6)
SanDisk I (2Gb, Class 4)

So... while waiting for a Raspberry Pi, let's buy an Lexar Professional :)

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