RPi SD cards

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SD cards

The SD card is a key part of the Raspberry Pi; it provides the initial storage for the Operating System and files. Storage can be extended through many types of USB connected peripherals.

When the Raspberry Pi is 'switched on', i.e. connected to a power supply, a special piece of code called the bootloader is executed, which reads more special code from the SD card that is used to start up the Raspberry Pi. If there is no SD card inserted, it will not start. Do NOT push in or pull out an SD card while the Raspberry Pi is connected to the power, as this is likely to corrupt the SD card data (you might get away with it, but it is best not to).

The SD card must be formatted, or written to, in a special way that means the Raspberry Pi can read the data it needs to start properly. If you are new to this check the instructions, or buy a pre-formatted SD card.

One advantage to using an SD card like this is that you can have several SD cards, each with a different operating system, or a different purpose. Simply power off, switch cards, and reconnect the power. You have a different computer to play with.

Which SD card?

SD card sizes

SD cards come in three physical sizes (see picture). The Raspberry Pi needs the largest one. The miniSD card and the MicroSD card can be used in a Raspberry Pi, but you will need an adapter / holder to fit it.

SD cards come in a range of storage sizes. You need one of type SDHC, but there are other types of SDSC, SDXC and SDIO which will not work in a Raspberry Pi (confirmation needed). The SDHC type comes in memory sizes of up to 32 GB.

There are other properties of SD cards that are not covered here. Read the Wikipedia article for those details.

Other SD card content

See the following links for other information:

Preinstalled SD cards

You might like to consider buying a preinstalled card rather than create one yourself. A wide range of branded SD cards preinstalled with operating systems are available from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store.

Kingston and other verified SD cards preinstalled with the latest Raspbian operating system are available from several websites including Amazon UK and eBay UK.

Verification

Users have listed working and non-working cards here. The SD Card Association suggests there are more than 400 brands across dozens of product categories and more than 8,000 models. These are just a few.

Is this reliable?

Unfortunately there is little scope for analysis of the failures given below. There are several reasons why a card may not work. You will notice that the same card may be shown as working and not working; the model numbers on cards do seem to be confusing.

  • the firmware / bootloader on early Raspberry Pi boards had a problem with Class 10 high speed cards. This has been fixed.
  • the drivers in some Linux distributions have been improved since the initial release
  • the Raspberry Pi can suffer from performance problems if peripherals are drawing too much power from the power supply; one of the consequences is errors from the SD card
  • unless using a preinstalled card, users have to copy a distribution image to the SD card. This might be considered more technical than the user has previously experienced, resulting in a faulty SD card
  • there are many cheap Chinese copies of (brand name) SD-Cards on the market, in addition they are often mislabelled as having greater capacity than they really have, see SanDisk counterfeit cards

... and of course, they may be faulty!

Technical Information

Note that manufacturers change their designs over time, even as the specs stay the same. (E.g. an ACME 8 GB class 4 card manufactured in 2011 might work, while one manufactured in 2012 might not.)

For this reason, please specify product numbers in the lists below, when possible.

You can also attach the following fields from your card's CID:

cd /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc?/mmc?:*
echo "man:$(cat manfid) oem:$(cat oemid) name:$(cat name) hwrev:$(cat hwrev) fwrev:$(cat fwrev)"

Working / Non-working SD cards

The table can be sorted using the triangles in the top row. Please add entries in the correct location, so that the initial sort is by Manufacturer, Type, Size and Class. Keep separate entries for working and non-working. Put your user name and date in the final column, so people can judge if the problem is still likely to occur.

OK Manufacturer Type Size (GB) Class Model Info Logged by
ok Transcend SDHC 8 10 TS8GSDHC10E man:0x00001b oem:0x534d name:00000 hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0 jmarin 22 April 2013
ok 7DAYSHOP.COM SDHC 8 10 man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD08G hwrev:0x3 fwrev:0x0 Ap 3 Jul 2012
nok Acumem SDHC 8 6 many errors on 7 Jun 2012 S0rce 8 Jun 2012
nok Adata SDHC 2 ? Speedy (MMAGF02GWMCA -NA) Oostenvr 4 Jul 2012
ok Adata SDHC 2 2 Speedy 8B0947 Stevhorn 14 Aug 2012
ok Adata SDHC 4 4 BH1109416141G Blutme 17 Aug 2012
ok Adata SDHC 8 2 MMB3F08GWMCA-GE Timishier 10 Jun 2012
ok Adata SDHC 8 6 MMAGR08GUDCA-DB sometimes boots (Dattaway) Florz 26 May 2012, Dattaway 13 Jun 2012
ok Adata SDHC 8 10 AUSDH8GCL10-R, P-SDH8G10-EC, ASDH8GCL10-R Elatllat 22 Dec 2011, Madcow42 18 Jul 2012, Thenix 14 Jan 2013
ok Adata SDHC 16 6 Semtex 21 May 2012
nok Adata SDHC 16 6 SD5MY168G0 won't boot Nijntje 18 May 2012
ok Adata SDHC 16 10 16GSDHC10 Captainralf 6 Jun 2012
ok Adata SDHC 32 10 AUSDH32GCL10-R Tom3f 13 Jul 2012
ok Adata microSDHC 8 4 MicroSD w/ adapter 0xAF 12 Jun 2012
ok Adata microSDHC 8 10 MicroSD w/ adapter johnniepop 15 Apr 2013
ok Adata microSDHC 16 10 AUSDH16GCL10-RA1 with adapter Frank26080115 1 Jul 2012
nok Agfa microSDHC 16 6 with adapter ENAAJK121960 MaWe 13 Aug 2012
ok AmazonBasics SDHC 8 10 B0058GH0LS Reid 7 Jun 2012
ok AmazonBasics SDHC 16 10 B0058GH1IK Tested 24 Jun 2012 no errors found M3ch4 26 Jun 2012
nok AmazonBasics SDHC 16 10 many errors on 7 Jun 2012 S0rce 8 Jun 2012
ok AmazonBasics SDHC 32 10 Lrosengreen 16 Aug 2012
ok Apacer SDHC 8 6 Hamish 13 Aug 2012
ok Apacer microSDHC 8 10 with adapter Jasen 8 Jun 2012
ok Centon SDHC 16 4 1447 Uberfoo 23 Jul 2012
ok CnMemory SDHC 8 4 84209_8GB_SDHC (Silver/Black label says 'High Capacity Card') Maplins operation is much slower than with a SanDisk 4GB Class 4 card Ceptimus 2 Jun 2012
ok CnMemory microSDHC 8 10 86071 man:0x00001b oem:0x534d name:00000 hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0. write 10.4 MB/s, read 20.1 MB/s fiodschi, 19 Jan 2013
nok Dane-Elec SDHC 4 4 DA-SD-4096-R Error -110 whilst initialising sd card captbrando, 04 Mar 2013
ok Dane-Elec SDHC 16 4 Elatllat 22 Dec 2011
ok Dane-Elec SDHC 16 10 Pro 200X DEMS16GB2683ENBA Ivazquez 15 Aug 2012
nok Delkin SDHC 4 6 Delkin pro works with Fedora Beefy Miracle 17 Gersh 7 Jun 2012
ok Dick Smith SDHC 4 4 XG4958 James.C 14 Apr 2013
ok Dikom SDHC 16 10 207H3MD016IBSD Churchill 1 Jun 2012
ok Duracell SDHC 4 4 Semtex 21 May 2012
ok Duracell SDHC 16 10 Pro Photo 200x Semtex 21 May 2012
ok Duracell SDHC 32 10 man:0x00001d oem:0x4144 name:SD hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0 (~4.6MB/s read, ~4.4MB/s write on debian6-19-04-2012) Bedevere 5 Jul 2012
ok Emtec SD 2 ? man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD02G hwrev:0x2 fwrev:0x0 Incyi 7 Jul 2012
ok Emtec SDHC 4 4 EKMSD4G60XHCN Korban 18 Aug 2012
ok Emtec SDHC 8 10 EKMSD8G150XHC ~17 MB/s read / ~14 MB/s write in 'dd' (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) NC 10 Feb 2013
ok Emtec SD 16 10 EKMSD16G150XHC less than half as fast as Sandisk 16gb Class 10 Declension 8 Aug 2012
ok Extrememory SDHC 16 10 man:0x000012 oem:0x3456 name:F0F0F hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0 Fjen 10 May 2012
ok Extrememory SDHC 32 10 man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0 Mfg 3 Jun 2012
ok Fuji SDHC 32 10 P10NM00580A (man:0x000073 oem:0x4247 name:NCard hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) Crashmeplease 28 Jul 2012
nok GSkill SDHC 32 10 Flatline403 12 May 2012
ok Goodram microSDHC 8 4 Chmurli 9 Jun 2012
ok Goodram microSDHC 16 4 SDU16GHCAGRR10 Mojca 22 Jun 2012
ok Goodram microSDHC 16 10 Druss 5 Aug 2012
ok Hama SDHC 2 2 Mikerr 5 Jul 2012
ok Hama SDHC 8 6 High Speed Pro Bubblebobble 17 May 2012
ok Hema (Dutch dept. store) SDHC 4 ? Frankivo 25 Jun 2012
ok Hema (Dutch dept. store) SDHC 8 4 Hjongste 12 Jun 2012
ok HP SDHC 8 4 doesn't reboot during first time startup process, but restart again and fine after that Semtex 21 May 2012
ok HP SDHC 32 10 Harkin 28 Jun 2012
ok ICIDU SDHC 4 10 CurlyMo 1 Aug 2012
ok ICIDU microSDHC 8 10 Wieltje 13 Jun 2012
ok ICIDU SDHC 16 10 image write had issues, might be my inexperience. It boots & shows Xserver BjornW 26 May 2012
ok ICIDU microSDHC 16 10 (20 MB/sec) Alphons 2 Aug 2012
ok ICIDU microSDHC 32 10 (20 MB/sec) Alphons 2 Aug 2012
nok Imation SDHC 32 10 S732G1232 mmc0: controller never released inhibit bit(s)

followed by many and various mmc0: timeout errors

ChrisGreen 28 Jan 2013
ok Integral SDHC 4 4 SD-K04G (purple label), SD-M04G Dmd 27 Aug 2012
nok Integral SDHC 4 4 S404G1115 Pluggster 16 May 2012
ok Integral SDHC 4 10 Ultima Pro Ace 26 May 2012
ok Integral SDHC 8 6 Ultima Pro initial error -110 but boots within 5 seconds with no further errors or issues Bubblebobble 17 May 2012mmc0: controller never released inhibit bit(s) and

mmc0: timeout

ok Integral SDHC 8 10 Ultima Pro (20 MB/s) works: initial error -110 but boots within 5 seconds with no further errors or issues Auldy 10 Jun 2012
ok Integral SDHC 16 6 Ultima Pro Zagblorg 26 Jul 2012
nok Integral SDHC 16 6 Ultima Pro (SH016GAA2BB) Jmg123 23 Apr 2012
ok Integral SDHC 16 10 Ultima Pro 20 MB/s Tomgco 17 Apr 2012
ok Integral SDHC 32 10 FLX 2 Jul 2012
ok Integral SDHC 32 10 Ultima Pro (20 MB/s) Ab30021190 30 Aug 2012
ok (Intenso) SDHC 16 4 johnniepop 15 Apr 2013
ok Joyflash SDHC 16 10 LTSD1112016GB Vk2amv 8 Jun 2012
ok Kingmax SDHC 4 2 Sorinm 17 May 2012
nok Kingmax microSDHC 4 4 KM04GMCSDHC4 won`t reboot when it`s hot Sorinm 17 May 2012
nok Kingmax microSDHC 8 4 KM08GMCSDHC41A won't reboot when it's hot Slabua 2 Aug 2012
ok Kingston SD 2 KING-SD-M02G-BULK (0xAF 12 Jun 2012) boots the kernel, but damages the filesystem Md84419 5 Nov 2011, 0xAF 12 Jun 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 4 4 SD4/4GB Rew 18 Apr 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 4 4 SD4/4GB SD-K04G James.C 20 Apr 2013
nok Kingston SDHC 4 4 SD4/4GB SD-K04G (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0), boots, (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc), 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Bernard Ladenthin 12 Mar 2013
nok Kingston SDHC 4 6 Boots kernel but won't run init (times out). (works fine - Malvineous) RoSha 10 May 2012, Malvineous 17 Jun 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 4 10 SD10V/4GB Luismreis 2 Oct 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 8 4 SD4/8GB Works reliably with Raspbian 18-9-2012 and previous Debian releases (Picards) Md84419 5 Nov 2011, Picards 28 Oct 2012
nok Kingston SDHC 8 4 SD4/8GB does not work with current build of raspbmc (LastSilmaril), unreliable with raspbian (Quentinsf) LastSilmaril 24 May 2012, Quentinsf 20 Oct 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 8 6 SD6/8GB errors on boot, but ok (Debian), does not work with raspbmc rc2 or archlinux Jamsta 5 Jun 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 8 10 SD10G2/8GB ultimateX 100X, SD10V/8GB ultimateX 120X ShiftPlusOne 24 Apr 2012, Stevepdp 13 May 2012
nok Kingston SDHC 8 10 SD10V/8GB Very slow writing images to card and then either won't boot, or boots very slowly Stevhorn 14 Aug 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 16 4 SD4/16GB Skiesare 27 May 2012
nok Kingston SDHC 16 4 SDC4/16GB17 Device does not recognize it Martink 24 Jul 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 16 6 SD6/16GB Malvineous 17 Jun 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10G2/16GB ultimateX 100X, SD4/16GBET Stevepdp 13 May 2012
nok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10G2/16GB ultimateX 100X mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt Kimmoli 27 Jan 2013
nok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10V/16GB Starts boot ok but then gets stuck in mmc0 timeouts Hh 14 Nov 2012
nok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10V/16GB
(N0440-001. A00LF TAIWAN JM94513-908.A00LF)
mmc0 timeouts Epa 20130304
ok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10V/16GB
(N0372-002. A00LF TAIWAN JM94450-901.A00LF)
Seems to work Epa 20130403
ok Kingston SDHC 16 10 SD10V/16GB Franeks 14 Feb 2013
ok Kingston SDHC 32 10 SD10G2/32GB, ultimateX 100X, SD10V Tony 29 May 2012, Pmvarsa 17 Jul 2012
ok Kingston SDHC 32 10 SD10V/32GB
(N0415-002.A00LF TAIWAN JM94450-913.AOOLF)
works Epa 20130304
ok Kingston SDXC 64 10 SDX10V/64GB Bromont 25 Nov 2012
nok Kingston microSDHC 2 SD-CO2G Does not boot. Capacity (1.97 GB) seems only just enough for 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img (1.94 GB). Pe7er 18 Mar 2013
ok Kingston microSDHC 2 N0185-002.A00LF Adapter (File system .img written via Transcend microSDHC "USB stick-like" adapter - P3-102510) TrevorGowen 27 Jul 2012
ok Kingston microSDHC 4 4 Bredman 16 May 2012
ok Kingston microSDHC 8 4 SDC4/8GB Lilt 9 May 2012
nok Kingston microSDHC 8 10 SDC10/8GB webserfer 03 March 2013
ok Kingston microSDHC 16 10 SDC10/16GB Doesn't work with N0390-002.A00LF though (tested with Raspbian “wheezy”) - mmc0 timeouts, waiting for hw int. I wouldn't recommend buying this card. Arrow 14 Jun 2012, J3rGuS 19 March 2013
ok Kodak SDHC 4 2 Semtex 21 May 2012
ok Kodak SDHC 8 4 Britaniola 22 Apr 2012
ok Kruidvat SDHC 8 4 Boeboe 18 May 2012
ok Kruidvat SDHC 8 10 Asiklov 25 Oct 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 4 4 Boots consistently and no error messages in log after 1/2 hour use (works with Raspbmc - 321liftoff) Russell 26 Apr 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 4 6 Platinum II Pdp7 25 Apr 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 8 4 Milti-Use SDHC LSD8GB ASBWMC2 rev.B, on card 31352-oc4-8gbbm-a sold in 1 or 2 pack Spyder Mar-2013
ok Lexar SDHC 8 4 Md84419 21 Apr 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 8 6 Platinum II Shirro 7 May 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 8 6 Premium series Shinuza 28 Jun 2012
ok Lexar SDHC 16 6 Platinum II Semtex 21 May 2012
ok Lexar SDXC 64 10 Premium series UHS-I Kuisma 17 Apr 2013
ok Lexar SDXC 128 ? LSD128CTBNA400 UHS-I AdamGreenblatt 12 Aug 2012
ok Lexar microSDHC 32 10 HIGH-SPEED RogerH 5 Jul 2012
ok Master SDHC 16 10 [man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0] Malvineous 1 Jul 2012
ok Medion SDHC 8 4 Buadhach 29 Jul 2012
nok Memory2Go SDHC 4 6 S404G1029 I/O Errors leading to Kernel Panic on startup Snohi 12 Jun 2012
ok Microcenter SDHC 4 4 hasn't worked with any of the images I've tried; appears to be completely unrecognized Pnppl 11 Jun 2012
ok Microcenter SDHC 8 4 0289508 (sold in bins at checkout) Pdp7 25 Apr 2012
ok Microcenter SDHC 8 10 0349728 (sold in bins at checkout) Pdp7 25 Apr 2012
ok Microcenter SDHC 16 10 (sold in bins at checkout) Crayfishandy 11 Jul 2012
ok Mushkin SDHC 16 10 MKNSDHCU1-16GB Frank26080115 1 Jul 2012
ok Mushkin SDHC 32 10 MKNSDHCC10-32GB Openboat 30 May 2012
ok Mustang SDHC 8 10 SD8GHCCL10MU-R Xanatos 31 May 2012
ok MyMemory SDHC 8 10 MYMESDH8G10 (latest batch not working - Bubblebobble) Rew 18 Apr 2012
nok MyMemory SDHC 8 10 Jezmck 27 Apr 2012
ok MyMemory SDHC 16 10 MYMESDH16G10 Jblackburn 9 Jun 2012
ok MyMemory SDHC 32 10 Dale2507 10 Nov 2012
ok OCZ SDHC 8 6 Gold Series (08110596-8GB-6) tested with debian6-19-04-2012 Alkarex 16 Jun 2012
ok Optima SDHC 8 4 Does not boot with Raspbian Wheezy 2012-07-15. Works with 2012-09-18 Penguintutor 19 Aug 2012 / 10 Oct 2012
ok Optima SDHC 8 10 Pro-Speed DaWoodster 13 May 2012
ok Panasonic SDHC 4 4 Mikerr 5 Jul 2012
ok Panasonic SDHC 4 10 UHS-I (~11.2MB/s read, ~6.2MB/s write) M4rcs 26 Jul 2012
ok Panasonic SDHC 8 2 (~11.1MB/s read, ~9.7MB/s write) Malexmave 19 Jul 2012
ok Panasonic SDHC 8 6 ~4.8MB/s read, ~4.4MB/s write, following the Performance below Xonx 21 Apr 2012
nok Panasonic SDHC 8 10 RP-SDU08GD1K - London-2012-Collection mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt Selsinork 26 Apr 2012
ok Patriot SDHC 8 6 PSF8GSDHC10-PC Paradigmic 7 Jun 2012
nok Patriot SDHC 8 6 PS8GSDHC10-BC repeatable corruption after 1 or 2 reboots with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian Ntrepid8 17 Aug 2012
nok Patriot SDHC 8 10 PSF16GMCSDHC10 Elatllat 22 Dec 2011
ok Patriot SDHC 8 10 LX Series PSF8GSDHC10-PC1 Nugget 9 Jun 2012
nok Patriot SDHC 8 10 PSF8GSDHC10-PC won't even boot 2012-08-16-wheezy-raspbian (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc). Seems functional in Arch, but sometimes freezes at the beginning of boot (blinking underscore) Dgatwood 12 Sep 2012
nok Patriot microSDHC 8 10 PSF8GMCSDHC10 I observed behavior similar to the full size version of this card (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc). CVBruce 25 Jan 2013
ok Patriot SDHC 8 10 LX Series PSF8GSDHC102PK Twin pack verket 8 Jan 2013
ok Patriot SDHC 16 10 LX Series (PSF16GSDHC10) 19.3MB/s read, 9.3MB/s write Jamesnine 28 Jun 2012
ok Patriot SDHC 32 10 PSF32GSDHC10 Megs 29 May 2012
ok Patriot SDHC 32 10 UHS-1 PEF32GSDHC10U1 20.4MB/s read, 12.1MB/s write Bengoerz 12 Aug 2012
ok Patriot microSDHC 16 10 PSF16GMCSDHC10 requires recent kernel update for boot Wmdopple 9 Jun 2012
nok Patriot microSDHC 16 10 PSF16GMCSDHC10 fails with 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian and with 1/8/13 kernel update. mmc0: controller never released inhibit bit(s) and

mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt. Other cards work.

verket 8 Jan 2013
ok Peak microSDHC 4 4 MMBTR04GUBCA-ME tested with Arch Selsinork 20 Apr 2012
ok Philips SDHC 8 4 FM08SD35B Oostenvr 4 Jul 2012
nok Philips microSDHC 8 4 FM08MD35B (man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD08G hwrev:0x3 fwrev:0x0), with microSD to SD adapter, boots, (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc), 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Bernard Ladenthin 12 Mar 2013
ok Platinum SDHC 4 6 Njoyard 6 Jul 2012
nok Platinum SDHC 8 6 Fails with mmc error (7 cards in 10) on ccidentalis_v02. Fails on laptops which use mmc driver instead of SATA (man:0x00006f oem:0x0000 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) Leucos 22 March 2013
nok Platinum SDHC 8 8 O08G840 M3100487 TW MaWe 13 Aug 2012
ok Platinum SDHC 8 10 RTK247T5MD08G order no. 126982 Cobalt 9 Apr 2013
nok Platinum SDHC 8 10 8DK52-131ME hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd18
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd12
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmcblk0: error -110 sending status command, retrying
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmcblk0: error -110 sending status command, retrying
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmcblk0: error -110 sending status command, aborting
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
mmc0: Timeout waiting for hardware interrupt - cmd13
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)
on Arch Linux ARM hf 2013-02-11
Cobalt 9 Apr 2013
nok Platinum SDHC 16 10 Does not boot with Raspbian Wheezy 2012-09-12 Palto 13 Sep 2012
ok Platinum SDXC 64 10 Datafreak 30 Jul 2012
ok Play.com SDHC 4 6 S4E3CD04GEFAA 0907090121106 JoeDaStudd 18 May 2012
ok PNY SD 2 ? SD-M02G Ewindich 24 Jul 2012
ok PNY SDHC 4 4 Md84419 21 Apr 2012
ok PNY SDHC 4 4 Optima (SD-K04G 0834TT1297Y) Weston 20 May 2012
nok PNY SDHC 8 4 Optima 120 HD SD-K08G 0928 WF3673 mmc -110 errors at init time on 12 Jun 2012 Zoward 12 Jun 2012
nok PNY SDHC 8 4 Premium mmc - mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt Davidgyoung 21 Sep 2012
ok PNY SDHC 8 6 Threedaymonk 5 Jun 2012
ok PNY SDHC 8 10 P-SDHC8G10-GE Tested with 2013-02-09-wheezy. Zambon 9 Mar 2013
ok PNY SDHC 16 4 Gcat 14 May 2012
ok PNY SDHC 16 10 P-SDHC16G10-GE, P-SDHC16G10-EF, Pro-Elite P-SDHC16U10-30-GE Works with Wheezy, does not work with Squeeze (mmc0: timeout...), Arch (no boot) (Joshdev), or Fedora Remix. Works with Raspbmc (Sp00l) Jecxjo 9 Jun 2012, Joshdev 22 Jun 2012, Sp00l 21 Jul 2012
ok PNY SDHC 32 10 P-SDHC32G10-GE Works with Arch 2012-09-18 and Raspbian 2012-12-16 Derekivey 29 Dec 2012
nok PNY SDHC 32 10 Professional (P-SDHC32G10-EF) (mmc0 timeout with Debian, error -84 whilst initialising sd card with Fedora and QtonPi. Arch seems to work, gets to the login prompt) Optim4l 9 May 2012
ok PNY microSDHC 4 4 with adapter Zulucat 21 Jun 2012
ok PNY microSDHC 8 10 with adapter Zulucat 6 Jul 2012
nok Polaroid SDHC 16 10 P-SDHC16GB10-EFPOL mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt on debian6-19-04-2012 Jamesnine 28 Jun 2012
ok PQI SDHC 8 6 Works with official debian6-19-04-2012 Remick 12 Jul 2012
ok PRETEC SDHC 8 10 8DK52-122ME ScorpAl 19 Jun 2012
nok PRETEC SDHC 8 10 233x (PC10SDHC08G) mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, Sometimes does not boot, kernel panic Petacz 8 Aug 2012, DarkKnightCZ 23 Jan 2013
ok promaster.com SDHC 8 10 man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD08G hwrev:0x3 fwrev:0x0 Douglas W. Jones Jan 2013
nok Reekin SD 4 ? doesn't boot Nicobsa 11 Jul 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 4 ? Genocho 26 Apr 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 4 ? Genocho 26 Apr 2012
nok Samsung SDHC 4 4 MB-SS4G MBSS4GMBDDBA-DD doesn't boot with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian; OK light partially lit Doctoruseful 19 Aug 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 8 6 MB-SS8GAEU Dakaix 24 Apr 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 8 10 MB-MP8GA, MB-SP8GA/EU, MB-SP8GA/AM Garrocha 19 May 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 16 6 MB-SSAGAEU Dakaix 24 Apr 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 16 10 MB-SPAGA / MB-SPAGAEU Optim4l 11 May 2012
ok Samsung SDHC 32 10 MB-SSBGA, MBSSBGVEOBGA-SH OK with Debian Wheezy. debian6-19-04-2012: mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt Alkarex 11 Jun 2012
ok Samsung microSDHC 8 6 MMAGR08GUDCA-DB Ewindich 24 Jul 2012
nok SanDisk SD 2 ? BE0916214253D Mate12345 9 Aug 2012
ok SanDisk SD 2 ? Extreme III (BE0715105083B) Dscott 23 Apr 2012
nok SanDisk SD 2 ? Extreme III (BE0722702998D) (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD02G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0) - tested with Raspbian (build 2012-07-15) and Raspbmc installer (build 2012-07-13) Boandlkramer 5 Aug 2012
ok SanDisk SD 2 2 BE0816113150D writes at 3.5 Mb/s Elatllat 22 Dec 2011
ok SanDisk SD 2 4 Ultra 15 MB/s Md84419 24 Sept 2011
ok SanDisk SD 2 4 Ultra II, BE0719111366D Md84419 5 Nov 2011, Oostenvr 4 Jul 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 2 ? Ultra II BE0828713280D (15 MB/s) Oostenvr 4 Jul 2012
ok SanDisk SD 2 6 Extreme III (BE0804212046D) 20 MB/s Nooitaf 20 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk SD 2 ? SanDisk for Wii Stevepdp 18 Apr 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 2 BH0820113475D Tested with RPITC (Based on Raspbian Wheezy) Rendyair 11 Sep 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 2 Debian and xbmc boot, but fedora gets a lot of mmc0 note long write sync errors and then hc_xfer_timeout errors at the login prompt Optim4l 10 May 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 2 8H825413279G "Limited Edition" Error -110 whilst initialising sd card Jezmck 27 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 4 SDSDB-004G-B35, BH1210821913G, SDSDB-004G-BT35 Md84419 6 May 2012, Nicobsa 11 Jul 2012, Ingestre 12 Jul 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 4 SDSDB-008G-B35S / SDSDB-008G-B35 Raspbian “wheezy”: used expand_rootfs option of sudo raspi-config command to make all 8GB available. Swehner Jan 2013, Baji Feb 2013
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 4 BH1030216016G, BH1031116016G Doesn't boot SquallStrife 15 May 2012, Vk2amv 9 Jun 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 4 Ultra (BH1028516076D) Intermitant booting ( 1/50 power on ), random timeout messages when it does boot Russell 26 Apr 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 4 Ultra (SDSDH-004G-U46) won`t reboot when it`s hot Sorinm 17 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 4 Ultra II Britaniola 22 Apr 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 6 Extreme III (30 MB/s) works with 2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian JeffS 11 Nov 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 6 Extreme III C6 (BH0822411730D) Cmcr651 7 May 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 6 Extreme III (30 MB/s) (BH0822712362G) Jezmck 27 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 6 Ultra SDSDH-004G-U46 - BH1136121837G, BH1130521822D, BH1200421822D (30MB/s) Selsinork 20 Apr 2012 / Alex347 5 May 2012 / Jjuhl 26 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 4 10 Extreme (BH10297143382G) Wrdx 19 May 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 4 10 Extreme (SDSDX-004G-X46) 30 MB/s HD Video - Doesn't boot - Works with new kernel.img and start.elf (Paaland), not working with new kernel.img and start.elf 17-06-2012 or "wheezy"-beta (MrF) Paaland 21 May 2012, MrF 19 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 4 writes at ~1.5MB/s Ms705 30 Mar 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 4 Ultra BI1024716014G labelled as 15MB/s PhilH 3 Jun 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 8 6 Extreme (BI1101116253G) Alex347 5 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 6 Ultra SDSDH-008G-U46 / BI1131222083D, BI11321422083D (20 MB/s) & SDSDH-008G-T11 (30MB/s) & SDSDH2-008G-AC11 SDSDH2-008G-AC11 requires updated Squeeze or Wheezy beta (Jim Manley) Dakaix 24 Apr 2012, Crox 23 Jun 2012, Jim Manley 27 Jun 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 8 6 Ultra SDSDH-008G-U46 (BI1201421964G / BI1201221964G / BI1131222083D), SDSRH-008G-A11 & SDSDH-008G-T11 (30 MB/s) Boots kernel but won't run init (mmc timeout waiting for interrupt) debian6-19-04-2012 Trebor27 15 Apr 2012 / Russell 26 Apr 2012 / ChuckHunky 8 May 2012/ Ryantm 10 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Extreme (BI11017514367G / BI1130916254G / B11209116254G / SDSDX-008G-X46/BI1218822414G) May need updated bootcode.bin (BELzEBUB), Confirmed on Debian Squeeze 2012-04-19 and Arch Linux 2012-06-13 (Arces), works with Raspian R3 (Histvan) Timer 16 May 2012, BELzEBUB 30 Jun 2012, Arces 9 Jul 2012, Histvan 14 Jul 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Extreme BI1108716254G, BI110209116254G Dscott 23 Apr 2012, Max 31 May 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Extreme (BI1200916252D/SDSDX-008G-X46), BI1201416254G Doesn't work with debian6-19-04-2012.img and with replacement kernel.img and start.elf (Weston). Doesn't work with Debian Wheezy beta (2012-06-18)(Halton). Doesn't work with Arch Linux 13/06/2012 (Madhur) Weston 20 May 2012, Halton 8 Jun 2012, Madhur 27 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Extreme Pro (SDSDXPA-008G-X46) (95MB/s UHS-I) - Works with stock 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian Incyi 28 Jul 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Extreme Pro Works with updated kernel/firmware, stock debian6-19-04-2012 boots kernel but won't run init (mmc timeout waiting for interrupt) Perchrh 28 Apr 2012, Tiwipewo 27 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Ultra SDSDU-008G-U46 (30 MB/s) Works with debian6-19-04-2012 or raspbian images but not with OpenELEC r11212 (MrF). Works with OpenELEC r11493 (Vishnu vijay) MrF 6 Jun 2012, Vishnu vijay 28 Jul 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 8 10 Ultra SDSDU-008G-A11 (30 MB/s) Works with raspbian images (blitzkrieg). Blitzkrieg 26 Feb 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 4 SDSDB-016G-B35 NickstaDB 17 Apr 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 16 4 SDSDB-016G-AFFP Attempted with Windows, Linux dd, and Fedora ARM installer. RPi would not load and Linux could not mount after image written to card mwolfgang 19 Mar 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 6 Ultra (30MB/s) (BL1133921933G) Works with OpenELEC r11324 Reckoner 17 Jun 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 16 6 Ultra (BL1202021933G) Dscott 23 Apr 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 16 6 Ultra I (BL1205921933G) Boots kernel but won't run init (mmc timeout waiting for interrupt) SnarlingFox 10 May 2012
nok SanDisk SDHC 16 6 Extreme (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0), boots, (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc), 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Bernard Ladenthin 12 Mar 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 10 Extreme (45MB/s U1)(BL1203322025G), (30MB/s HD Video)(SDSDX3-016G-X46), (45MB/s U1)(BL1203322025G) Doesn't work with debian6-19-04-2012 image, but does work with 2012-06-18-wheezy-beta.img and updated firmware (tested 2012-07-02). Danbowes: Working with latest RaspBMC image (tested 12/09/2012) Flatline403 12 May 2012, Dkleeman 13 Jun 2012, Zbyszek 2 Jul 2012, Danbowes 13 Sep 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 10 Extreme Pro SDSDXPA-016G-A75 (95MB/s UHS-I) Doesn't work with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image, but does work with freshly compiled kernel AXon 26 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 10 Ultra(30MB/s) (SDSDU-016G-U46) (SDSDU-016G-U46S) Works with debian6-19-04-2012 (Misox12). Kernel Panic with debian6-19-04-2012. Worked fine with Wheezy image (Casestudies). Works fine with Raspbian Wheezy 2013-02-09, man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0 (Fraoch). Misox12 30 May 2012, Casestudies 30 Jun 2012, Fraoch 25 March 2013
ok SanDisk microSDHC 16 10 Ultra microSDHC I UHS-I man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0. Works again since raspberrypi-firmware 20130116 in archlinux-arm. write 6.8 MB/s, read 21.0 MB/s fiodschi, 19 Jan 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 16 10 EXTREME SDHC UHS-I (SDSDX-016G-X46) Works with Raspbian “wheezy” and works with OpenELEC Fazdogg 08 Jan 2013; Shadyeglenn 14 Feb 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 32 4 Daviewales 30 May 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 32 6 Helpme1986 22 Apr 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 32 10 Extreme (45MB/s UHS-I) (SDSDX-032G-X46) works with arch-04-29-image and latest firmware (booting problems without firmware update) / works with debian wheezy kernel 3.2.27+ (jLo) Malhelo 8 Jun 2012 / jLo 2 Jan 2013
ok SanDisk SDHC 32 10 Ultra (30 MB/s) Works with debian6-19-04-2012 Pnppl 11 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk SDHC 32 10 Elevate (30 MB/s) SDSDU-032G-T11 Works with 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian bderry71 08 Jan 2013
ok SanDisk SDXC 64 10 Extreme (SDSDX-064G-X46) 45 MB/s UHS-I: works with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian Cracki 10 Aug 2012
ok SanDisk SDXC 64 10 Ultra SDXC UHS-I FFP (3A114807) Zagblorg 26 Jul 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 4 2 with SanDisk microSD to SD adapter Rew 24 Apr 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 4 4 with SanDisk microSD to SD adapter Sleepy 1 May 2012
nok SanDisk microSDHC 4 6 Mobile Ultra Boots kernel but won't run init (mmc timeout waiting for interrupt) - Jens Pedersen / (tried 15-06-2012 with kernel 19-04-2012) error -84 transferring data, kernel panic: no init found - Wieltje Jens Pedersen 8 May 2012, Wieltje 15 Jun 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 8 2 Fjen 12 May 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 8 4 with SanDisk microSD to SD adapter Md84419 21 Apr 2012
nok SanDisk microSDHC 8 6 Mobile Ultra (SDSDQY-008G-U46A) working with the latest firmware, won`t reboot when it`s hot Sorinm 17 May 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 8 10 Ultra (SDSDQU-008G-U46) 30 MB/s tested and working on Raspbian wheezy (and RaspBMC) Pepindur 11 Sep 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 16 4 (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0), with microSD to SD adapter, boots, (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc), 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Bernard Ladenthin 12 Mar 2013
ok SanDisk microSDHC 16 10 Mobile Ultra (SDSDQUA-016G-U46A) working with the latest firmware Mengineer 25 Aug 2012
ok SanDisk microSDHC 32 4 Sherman 19 Jul 2012
ok SanDisk microSDXC 64 6 SDSDQY-064G-A11A boots up much more consistently with latest firmware LastSilmaril 23 May 2012
nok SanDisk miniSDHC 2 Ultra II miniSD. BE07107FJE Doesn't boot Pe7er 18 Mar 2013
ok SCT SDXC 64 10 STC SM649A-130125 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img, booted cleanly, installed LibreOffice OK Lanulos 29 Mar 2013
nok Silicon Power SDHC 8 10 SP008GBSDH010V10 Boots kernel but won't run init (mmc timeout waiting for interrupt ) - Tested 20/11/2012, 2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.img with Nov 20 kernel / Works fine 2012-12-16-wheezy-raspbian.img - Tested 14/01/2013 Xthexder 21 Nov 2012, Thenix 14 Jan 2013
ok Silicon Power SDHC 16 10 SP016GBSDH010V10 Xthexder 21 Nov 2012
nok Silicon Power SDHC 32 6 LS2N732GQON03ASP boots debian6-19-04-2012.img, but frequent slow response / system hangs Michthom 21 Jun 2012
ok Silicon Power microSDHC 4 6 SP004GBSTH006V10-SP Csgabe 19 May 2012
ok Silicon Power microSDHC 8 10 S608G1202 Blutme 17 Aug 2012
ok Silicon Power microSDHC 16 10 SP016GBSDH010V10 Jamesnine 10 Jun 2012
ok Silicon Power SDHC 16 6 SP016GBSDH006V10 Valery 05 Apr 2013
ok Sony SDHC 4 4 SF-4B4, SF-4N4 (Write 6MB/s, Read 20MB/s) Krischaplin 7 May 2012
ok Sony SDHC 8 4 (Write 11.8MB/s, Read 17.4MB/s) Slabua 9 Aug 2012
ok Sony SDHC 8 10 UHS-1 SF8UX Write 17.2 MB/s, Read 20.8 MB/s, Raspbian works while image copied using windows Regi24 29 Dec 2012, Hariram April 12, 2013
ok Sony SDHC 32 10 SF-32NX/TQ Max read speed of ~94 MB/s, min write speed of ~10 MB/s) - Works with archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 dd image with latest firmware update (as of 10-06-2012) Chbg 13 Jun 2012
ok Sony SDHC 32 10 SF-32UY/TQ1, SF-32UY/TQMN (40 MB/s) Works with archlinux-hf-2013-02-11 (also after full update) - as of 04-08-2013) Tigran 09 April 2013
ok Strontium SDHC 8 10 SD-T08G 1045 US6923 G (White Shell - SKU 8 886450 703492) Ssb 25 Jul 2012
ok Super Talent SDHC 32 10 SDHC32-C10 SKU: 116-557-001 works with Raspbmc RC4 and 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian Drroller 14 Aug 2012
ok TakeMS microSDHC 4 4 with TakeMS adapter Delboy0 31 May 2012
ok TDK SDHC 4 4 1008WW5261B Pluggster 17 May 2012
ok TDK SDHC 2 x 4 4 80-56-10275-004G Debian works, mmc0 errors when booting Fedora Melikescheese 27 May 2012
ok TDK SDHC 4 6 S404G1113 Works with Debian Wheezy (2012-06-18 beta) Dcuk 26 Jun 2012
nok TDK SDHC 4 6 S404G1041, S404G1046 end May 2012, new kernel.img and start.elf, won't run init. 4 Jun 2012, debian6-19-04-2012.img, replacement kernel.img and start.elf from github. Got Error -84 and Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found Ceptimus 2 Jun 2012, Norbini 4 Jun 2012
ok TDK microSDHC 4 4 with Adapter (80-56-10301-004G) Norbini 4 Jun 2012
ok TDK microSDHC 8 10 Works with Raspbian 2012-07-15 Backeby 20 Jul 2012
ok Toshiba SDHC 8 4 SD-K08G(1223 W17218 P) Tested with Raspbian 2012-12-16. Speed is 4MB/s write rendyair 16 Jan 2013
ok Toshiba SDHC 16 10 SD-T16G(1046 US7022 C) Yang 5 Sep 2012
ok Toshiba microSDHC 8 ? SD-C08GJ(BL3A) with adapter Jannis 15 May 2012
nok Transcend SD 2 ? 6451AG 2G O2DS1 MaWe 13 Aug 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 4 4 TS4GSDHC4 - BH1130821915G we've found these to work without any errors and offer reasonable performance RasMyra 12 Apr 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 4 6 TS4GSDHC6 no problems (does not work with Raspbmc as of 1 Jun 2012 - 321liftoff) LakesGeek 23 Apr 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 4 10 TS4GSDHC10E, TS4GSDHC10 Mfg 3 Jun 2012, Thenix 14 Jan 2013
ok Transcend SDHC 8 4 TS8GSDHC4 (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD08G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0) - works with both Debian "squeezy" and Raspbian "wheezy" distributions (Hedj) Attila.afra 25 Apr 2012, Hedj 24 Jul 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 8 6 TS8GSDHC6-P2 - MMBFG08GWACA-M6 ~5.8 MB/s read/write following the Performance below Md84419 5 Nov 2011
ok Transcend SDHC 8 10 TS8GSDHC10 Selsinork 26 Apr 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 16 6 TS16GSDHC6 Bullace 18 May 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 16 10 TS16GSDHC10 / TS16GSDHC10E Rew 18 Apr 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 16 10 TS16GSDHC10 9173BA-16G-09DS2 works Epa 20130304. package had "83-3432 V5.1" behind it.
nok Transcend SDHC 16 10 TS16GSDHC10U1 Doesn't Boot, show that "kernel panic - not syncing attempted to kill init" Khfung02 13 Sep 2012
ok Transcend SDHC 16 10 UHS-1 TS16GSDHC10U1 Works with Occidentals 0.2 from Adafruit, read and write about 15 MB/s, didn't test other versions. aevh 18 Feb 2013
ok Transcend SDHC 32 10 TS32GSDHC10, TS32GSDHC10E Vakya 29 May 2012
nok Transcend microSDHC 2 ? MMAGR02GUECA-MB reads fine initially after image was written on a PC, gives mmc0 timeout errors reading back data after writing a large amount (in this case with 'pacman -Syu'). Still seems to work, but is *very* slow after this happens, even across reboots Malvineous 16 Jun 2012
nok Transcend microSDHC 32 ? TS32GUSDHC4 Doesn't boot Piponazo 7 Aug 2012
nok Transcend microSDHC 32 10 TS32GUSDHC10 (man:0x00001b oem:0x534d name:00000 hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0), with microSD to SD adapter, boots, (mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, followed by continuous I/O errors, timeouts, etc), 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Bernard Ladenthin 12 Mar 2013
ok Transcend microSDHC 32 10 TS32GUSDU1 Works with 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Neurolit 15 Apr 2013
ok Transcend SDXC 64 10 TS64GSDXC10 Country 26 Jun 2012
ok Traveller SDHC 4 ? High Speed Works with raspbian Sega dude 28 Jul 2012
ok V-Gen microSDHC 8 ? No problems.(man:0x000073 oem:0x4247 name:NCard hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0). Tested with Raspbian Wheezy & Raspbmc Rendyair 11 Sep 2012
nok Veho SDHC 4 6 Spaaa 5 Jun 2012
ok Veho SDHC 8 6 Ultra fast (man:0x00001b oem:0x534d name:00000 hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) 7.8Mb/s. Slow but tested with Arch Linux Johnlane 28 Jul 2012
ok Verbatim SDHC 8 10 43961 Petacz 13 Aug 2012
nok Verbatim SDHC 8 10 Premium Tested with September release of Raspbian and Debian Wheezy - both fail to boot with mmc errors XQx 31 Oct 2012
ok Verbatim SDHC 16 4 44020 Adelahunty 22 Nov 2012
nok Verbatim SDHC 16 6 47178 Raspbian Pisces RC3 - boots, but after login: mmc timeout waiting for interrupt Razzda 15 Jul 2012
nok Verbatim SDHC 16 10 13762 mmc timeout Epa 20130304
ok Verbatim SDHC 16 10 43962 Klass 24 Jun 2012
ok Verbatim SDHC 32 6 44032 Jarip 14 Jul 2012
nok Verbatim microSDHC 8 10 44012 ArchLinux - boots, but after system update develops segmentation faults John.glasson 29 Jul 2012
ok Verbatim microSDHC 16 4 Tested with 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian - works without any problem J3rGuS 19 March 2013
ok Walgreens Photo SD 1 ? Works with raspbmc, have not tested others Sp00l 21 Jul 2012
ok Walgreens Photo SD 2 ? Works with raspbian, have not tested others Sega dude 27 Jul 2012

Performance

The following results have been reported by Users.

Terminal Commands

To obtain the results in the table, type the following lines at a command prompt. If you are running the GUI windows, open the Terminal application.

The dd command is the Linux block copy command. It reads from the if= file, in the first case a block of zeros, and writes to the of= file, in the first case the file named test.tmp in your HOME directory (the ~/ means your HOME directory). The bs= gives the size of the data, and the count= gives the number of times this is repeated.

Write speed

dd if=/dev/zero of=~/test.tmp bs=500K count=1024

Read speed

dd if=~/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=500K count=1024

Delete the temporary file

rm ~/test.tmp

Kernel version

uname -a

External Benchmarks

Is this reliable?

SD cards are given a rating (Class) by the manufacturers; the higher the rating the quicker the card. SD cards are usually used in a camera. The camera usually writes a block of data (a picture), then writes another. The SD card is tuned for this type of use. When used in the Raspberry Pi the data is written and read a lot more frequently, and from differing locations on the card. This difference in use means the manufacturers rating may not be as applicable for the Raspberry Pi.

SD card performance

The table can be sorted using the triangles in the top row. Please add entries in the correct location, so that the initial sort is by Manufacturer, Size, Type and Class

SD Card Read (MB/s) Write (MB/s) Distro Kernel Notes
ADATA 8GB SDHC Class 10 (ASDH8GCL10-R) 19.6 18.8 2012-08-04 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
ADATA 8GB SDHC Class 10 (ASDH8GCL10-R) 18.2 12.4 2012-12-16 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
ADATA 16GB SDHC Class 10 19.5 16.9 2012-06-13 Arch Linux ARM Linux alarmpi 3.2.27+ #60 PREEMPT Thu Aug 23 15:33:51 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
ADATA 32GB SDHC Class 10 (ASDH32GCL10-R) 20.1 6.4 2012-06-18-wheezy-beta Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #152 PREEMPT Fri Jul 6 18:47:16 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
AmazonBasics SDHC Class 10 8GB 19.3 8.6 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux massah 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
AmazonBasics SDHC Class 10 8GB 17 9.4 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux massah 3.1.9+ #202 PREEMPT Wed Jul 25 22:11:06 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux Same board and card as above, slightly newer kernel.
Emtec SDHC 8GB class 10 (EKMSD8G150XHC) 20.3 14.6 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux Turbo mode = High (950/250/450MHz)
Extrememory SDHC 16GB class 10 4.7 4.5 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #52
Extrememory SDHC 16GB class 10 11.3 5.4 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #101 init_emmc_clock=200000000 in config.txt
Extrememory SDHC 16GB class 10 18.2 6.3 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ custom kernel and firmware as of 17.06.2012, no extra option in config.txt
Extrememory SDHC 16GB class 10
(man:0x000012 oem:0x3456 name:F0F0F hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
16.9 10.7 archlinuxarm-13-06-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9-25-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT
Extrememory SDHC 32GB class 10
(man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
18.7 16.5 archlinuxarm-13-06-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9-25-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT
Farnell Branded (Samsung) SDHC 4GB Class 4 (MMBTF04GWBCA-ME) 20.1 6.9 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #168 Pi overclocked to 900 Mhz arm_freq and 500 Mhz sdram_freq
Fugi SDHC 32GB class 10 (P10NM00580A) 12.7 19.8 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #168 man:0x000073 oem:0x4247 name:NCard hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
GoodRAM SDHC 16GB Pro class 10 (SDC16GHC10PGRR9) 19.4 18.0 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #272
Integral SDHC 16GB class 10 17.7 19.6 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #168
Kingmax 8GB microSDHC Class 4 (KM08GMCSDHC41A) 13.6 3.7 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux 3.1.9+ #242 PREEMPT Wed Aug 1 19:47:22 BST 2012
Kingston SDHC 4GB class 4 4.5 4.1 Debian Squeeze "debian6-19-04-2012" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #52 Tue May 8 23:49:32 BST 2012
Kingston SDHC 4GB class 4 4.2 2.5 archlinuxarm-19-04-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9-13+ #6 Thu May 10 00:48:37 UTC 2012 Identical card to one above. One to look into, as I was expecting Arch to be faster...
Kingston uSDHC 4GB class 4 4.0 3.8 Debian Squeeze Linux 3.1.9+ #90
Kingston uSDHC 8GB class 4 (SDC4/8GB) 4.7 3.7 archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9+ #66 Thu May 17 16:56:20 BST 2012 CrystalDiskMark results (FAT32) This is my only card that can be counted on to boot up on each plug-in.
Kingston SDHC 8GB class 4 (SD4/8GB) 4.6 3.0 archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9+ #66 Thu May 17 16:56:20 BST 2012 CrystalDiskMark results (FAT32)
Kingston SDHC 8GB class 4 (SD4/8GB) 13.2 3.4 Hexxeh Raspbian r3 Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #202 PREEMPT Wed Jul 25 22:11:06 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000002 oem:0x544d name:SA08G hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
Kingston SDHC 32GB class 10 10.8 8.1 Fedora 17 ARM snapshot 07 May 2012 Linux fedora-arm 3.1.9 #1 mmc0: note - long write sync 1453000ns - 14608 its. - kernel/module problems?
Kingston SDHC 32GB class 10 4.7 4.1 Fedora 17 ARM nightly snapshot Linux fedora-arm 3.1.9+ #101 PREEMPT Mon Jun 4 17:19:44 BST 2012 custom kernel from raspberrypi github - no more mmc0 sync problems
Kingston SDHC 32GB class 10 4.6 3.5 Debian Squeeze "debian6-19-04-2012" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #90
Noname uSDHC 16GB class 4 18.5 2.6 Raspmc Linux raspbmc 3.2.27 #1 PREEMPT Mon Nov 5 20:50:02 UTC 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Panasonic SDHC 8GB class 6 4.8 4.4
Panasonic SDHC 8GB class 4 11.1 9.7 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux rpi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Platinum SDHC 8GB class 10 14.9 13.9 Arch Linux ARM "hf-2013-02-11" Linux alarmpi 3.6.11-9-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT Sat Mar 30 02:38:20 UTC 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
Patriot microSDHC 16GB Class 10 (PSF16GMSHC10) 9.5 5.2 Fedora 14 Linux raspi 3.1.9+ #101 init_emmc_clock=200000000 in config.txt
Patriot SDHC 16GB Class 10 (PSF16GSDHC10) 19.3 9.3 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Patriot SDHC 32GB Class 10 UHS-1 (PEF32GSDHC10U1) 20.4 12.1 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Samsung SDHC 16GB Class 10 (MB-SPAGA) 10.7 8.8 Fedora 17 ARM snapshot 07 May 2012 - GUI release Linux fedora-arm 3.1.9 #1 Had "long write sync" errors, slow boot times and then system instability using USB port on Macbook, switched to iPhone charger (5V 1A) and warning disappeared
Samsung SDHC 16GB Class 10 (MB-SPAGA) 19.6 18.7 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armvl GNU/Linux (Same user / card as above, definitely notable that Raspbian is superior)
Samsung microSDHC 16GB Class 10 (MB-MPAGA/US) 19.8 15.8 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux pisces 3.1.9+ #155 PREEMPT Mon Jul 9 12:49:19 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux -
Samsung microSDHC 16GB Class 4 (MB-MS4GA/US) 19.2 5.5 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian"  ? -
SanDisk Extreme III 2GB Class 10 (BE07054050838) 23.3 21.5 Raspbmc Linux raspbmc 3.2.27 #1 PREEMPT Mon Nov 5 20:50:02 UTC arm61 GNU/Linux 512Mb version of Raspberry Pi
SanDisk microSD 2GB 4.7 4.2 archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9+ #66 Thu May 17 16:56:20 BST 2012 CrystalDiskMark results (FAT32) Card has no serial/is likely a fake.
SanDisk Ultra SDHC 4GB class 4 4.7 4.4 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberry-pi 3.1.9+ #1 PREEMPT Wed Jun 6 16:26:14 CEST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD04G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk Ultra II SDHC 4GB class 4 (15 MB/s) 20.9 14.6 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberry-pi 3.1.9+
SanDisk SDHC 8GB class 4 11.1 5.6 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #202 PREEMPT After Hexxeh rpi-update.
man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD08G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk SDHC 8GB class 4 4.7 3.2 Debian Squeeze
SanDisk Ultra SDHC I 8GB class 6 "30MB/s*" 19.5 7.6 archlinuxarm 3.1.9-22-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT Sun Jun 17 13:54:30 UTC 2012 "mmc0: error -84 whilst initialising SD card" at bootup, but works fine
SanDisk Ultra SDHC I 8GB class 10 "30MB/s*" 19.3 3.2 Raspbian Wheezy 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012
SanDisk Ultra SDHC I 8GB class 10 "30MB/s*" 13.6 14.5 raspbmc rc3 Linux raspbmc 3.1.9-test-12-06 #1 PREEMPT Mon Jun 18 20:07:45 UTC 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk Ultra SDHC II 16GB class 2 "15MB/s*" 16.7 16.2 Raspbian Wheezy 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk Ultra SDHC 16GB class 10 UHS-1 "30Mb/s" (SDSDU-016G-U46) 20.9 18.1 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #202 PREEMPT After Hexxeh rpi-update.
man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk Ultra SDHC 16GB class 10 "30Mb/s" (SDSDU-016G-U46) 20.9 10.9 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT
SanDisk Ultra SDHC 16GB class 10 "30MB/s" (SDSDU-016G-U46S) 21.6 15.2 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk Extreme SDHC I 4GB class 10 "30MB/s" 19.7 21.0 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux Only boots with images with new firmware, didn't boot with previous images.
SanDisk Extreme SDHC I 8GB class 10 "30MB/s" 17.7 19.7 Archlinuxarm 2012-06-13 Linux raspi 3.1.9-28-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT Fri Jul 6 23:07:26 UTC 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I 32GB class 10 "30MB/s" 21.4 / 18.4 19.5 / 22.2 2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk Extreme SDHC UHS-I 16GB class 10 "45MB/s" (SDSDX-016G-X46) 21.1 20.8 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU16G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
SanDisk SDHC 32GB class 6 4.6 4.8
SanDisk uSDXC 64GB class 6 4.9 3.8 archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 Linux alarmpi 3.1.9+ #66 Thu May 17 16:56:20 BST 2012 CrystalDiskMark results (FAT32)
Silicon Power 8GB class 10 (SP008GBSDH010V10) 15.6 11.7 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" (2012-12-16) Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
TDK microSDHC 4GB, Class 4 (80-56-10301-004G) 11.2 4.7 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" (2012-07-15) 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012
Toshiba SD-T16G SDHC 16GB, Class 10 (1046 US7022 C) 20.6 13.5 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.1.9+ #272 PREEMPT Tue Aug 7 22:51:44 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Transcend SDHC 8GB class 6 5.8 5.8
Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 6 (TS8GSDHC6) 4.6 4.0 Debian Squeeze "debian6-19-04-2012" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #90 Wed Apr 18 18:23:05 BST 2012 armv61 GNU/Linux Tested with dd. Card doesn't maintain the promised minimum class speed.
Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 4 (TS8GSDHC4) 11.1 8.1 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD08G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
Transcend microSDHC 8GB Kit, Class 4 (TS8GUSDHC4) 4.7 3.7 Raspbian Wheezy Linux raspberry-pi 3.1.9+ #1 PREEMPT Wed Jun 6 16:26:14 CEST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SU08G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0
Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 10 (TS8GSDHC10) 4.6 4.6 Debian Squeeze "debian6-19-04-2012" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ armv61 GNU/Linux
Transcend SDHC 8GB Class 10 (TS8GSDHC10) 19.5 18.5 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Tue Aug 7 22:51:44 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Transcend SDHC 4GB Class 6 9.8 8.8 Fedora Remix FC14 Linux raspi 3.1.9 #1 PREEMPT Sat Mar 3 21:58:00 UTC 2012 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux Not sure why this setup is faster than others, test results repeatable.
Transcend SDHC 4GB Class 10 (TS4GSDHC10) 17.6 12.1 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" (2012-10-28) Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT Thu Oct 18 19:03:02 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Transcend SDHC 16GB Class 10 20.3 11.9 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberry-pi 3.1.9-cutdown+ #173
Transcend SDHC 16GB Class 10 17.4 12.0 Debian Wheezy (2012-08-08-wheezy-armel) Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000074 oem:0x4a45 name:SDC hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
Transcend SDHC 32GB Class 10 (TS32GSDHC10E) 20.3 15.3 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #242 PREEMPT Wed Aug 1 19:47:22 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux man:0x000074 oem:0x4a45 name:SDC hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0
Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC 16GB Class 10 UHS-I (SDSDXPA-016G-A75) 21.6 21.7 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17 23:18:42 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC 16GB Class 10 20.8 18.6 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #125 PREEMPT Sun Jun 17 16:09:36 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Sandisk Ultra SDHC I Class 6 ("30MB/s") 4.7 4.8 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.2.18+ #3 PREEMPT Feels faster than my Kingston 4GB Class 4 card.
Sony 8GB SDHC Class 4 17.4 11.8 Debian Wheezy Raspbian Linux 3.1.9+ #272 PREEMPT Tue Aug 7 22:51:44 BST 2012
WINTEC FileMate Professional SDHC 16GB Class 10 (3FMSD16GBC10-R) 4.6 4.5 Debian Squeeze "debian6-19-04-2012" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #95 PREEMPT Thu May 31 13:21:40 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux After installing new kernel with rpi-update on 2012-06-01
Lexar SDHC 8GB Class 4 "Multi-use" 18.9 6.8 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.1.9+ #110 PREEMPT
Lexar SDHC 8GB Class 6 "PLATINUM II" 19.7 10.1 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT
Lexar SDHC 16GB Class 10 "PLATINUM II" 5.3 4.8 Debian Wheezy/sid Linux raspberrypi 3.2.19-rpi1+ #3
Lexar SDHC 16GB Class 10 "PLATINUM II" 18.9 9.0 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspbian 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Same card as 'Lexar SDHC 16GB Class 10 "PLATINUM II"' above - imaged with Raspbian
Lexar SDXC 64GB UHS-I Class 10 Premium series 20.7 15.8 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
Mushkin SDHC 16GB Class 10 MKNSDHCC10-16GB 19.7 10.9 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT
PNY SDHC 8GB Class 6 Limited Edition 7.4 13.2 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk MicroSDHC 4GB 5.1 11.4 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #168 PREEMPT Sat Jul 14 18:56:31 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
SanDisk UHS-I C10 Ultra SDHC 8GB (SDSDU-008G-U46) 19.1 20.8 Debian Wheezy "Rasbpian" Linux raspberrypi 3.1.9+ #272 PREEMPT Tue Aug 7 22:51:44 BST 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
Panasonic SDHC 4GB Class 10 UHS-I 11.2 6.2 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.1.9+ #144 PREEMPT Panasonic RP-SDU04GE1K
Sony SDHC 8GB Class 10 UHS-1 20.8 17.2 Debian Wheezy "Raspbian" 3.2.27+ #250 PREEMPT

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