SD card size???

by Howardthecow on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:38 pm

I can' t seem to find what SD card sizes are supported by the BeagleBone A6
Can cards larger than 4 Gb be used? What is the suported limit?
Thanks - just want to get this right before I purchase another card
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Re: SD card size???

by adafruit_support_mike on Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:32 am

The official requirements for flashing the eMMC are "4GB or greater". You need enough room to store a bootable OS and the image that will be written to the 2GB eMMC.

If you're using the card as external storage while running from the OS on the eMMC, any size should work. The numerical upper limit on the FAT32 filesystem is about 8 terabytes, but the conventional upper limit is 32GB.
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Re: SD card size???

by Howardthecow on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:39 pm

thanks Mike,
all the best
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