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Re: pb with sheeva plug and usb/sd memory cards

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:

There have been persistent reports of flaky results with SD cards on Sheeva (and other) Plug devices. The best theory I've heard so far is that the SD interface hardware/software in the Plugs is vey picky about the specs and timing of the SD card interface. Many people have no problems for years, but if you happen to pick a card from a slightly out-of-spec batch, you will have no end of intermittent problems.

Why not just go back to using a USB flash stick?


On Aug 23, 2012, at 1:15 AM, Jan Flyborg wrote:
I haven't done any research, but I thought using an SD-card was faster
than using a USB-stick?


Rick replies:
I haven't done any research either, so you may be right. But fast and flakey is not as good as slower (but fast enough) and reliable.

I'm just reporting what I've seen in the mailing lists and wikis.


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