Which SD cards to buy?


#1

I’ve seen a 16GB SD card in the OSMC store, but I’d rather buy it locally (without shipping costs and time) or even get a bigger one.

So what are the specifications for a SD card to be used in the Vero 4k? Is there a size limit?


Full specifications?
#2

Any good quality card should work fine. I’d suggest SanDisk (my personal favorite, never failed me yet) or Samsung. And the higher class cards will be faster. Depending on how you plan on using it, that may or may not be important to you.

As to size limit, I think it’s the size of the filesystem that you format the card with. For OSMC (linux) that would equate to no limit on card size, as no SD card has that much capacity :wink:

EDIT: I should also point out that the OSMC SD card has a lifetime warranty.


#3

I use Sandisk and Samsung cards up to 128G.


#4

Any card should work fine.
Our worldwide shipping starts at £0.99 now for smaller orders

Sam


#5

Thanks for the info.

As to size limit, I think it’s the size of the filesystem that you format the card with. For OSMC (linux) that would equate to no limit on card size, as no SD card has that much capacity :wink:

Well, sometimes it rather looks like a HW issue and not a SW limit. Years ago I bought a camera and they only supported cards to a certain size, which had nothing to do with file system limits.


#6

Our worldwide shipping starts at £0.99 now for smaller orders

It’s not necessarily the price, but the wait time and size. If I wanted to have it now (within 2 hours), I wouldn’t want to wait until it was shipped and delivered to me.

One more thing. The store says OSMC 16GB SD card. You should change this to OSMC 16GB microSD card.


#7

Probably pre-dates SDXC. SDHC only goes up to 32G. Original SD cards only 2G.


#8

It’s both - an adapter is included.


#9

Sorry to drag up an old thread, just wanted to know the hardware spec of the micro sd slot as in what UHS version it supports, if any? I have a usb stick and a micro sd card both are 32GB and was wondering which would be faster to use. Thanks


#10

Speeds will probably be similar for media.


#11

Thanks Sam, I actually meant the spec of the SD card reader in the 4K itself, what speeds does it support? Class 10 10MB/s, UHS 1,2 or 3 30MBps 60MBps 90+MBps etc? Thanks


#12

The highest supported mode is UHS-1 SDR at 104Mhz. The clock is derived from the SoC at 83Mhz so with a 4-bit data bus you will get a write speed of around 35-40MB/s.

Sam


#13

Thanks very much, so faster than the USB 2.0 ports which would average ~21MBps


#14

You can get 40MB/s over USB 2.0 with most pen drives that are USB 3.0.
Either method should work well for you.

Sam


#15

Excuse thread necromancy :slight_smile: but is the card reader/writer in the Vero 4K+ identical to the one in the Vero 4K in performance terms?


#16

Yes.