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January 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm #10388
hey can anyone tell me why this happen ..In little technically way…Why Raspberry Pi foundation prefer SD card over hard disk ….January 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm #10391
Not even in Raspberry Pi, nowadays Hard Disks are getting replaced with Solid State Drives in latest computers. It has the following advantages.
January 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm #10392
- More Durable
- Faster Performance
- Less Power Consumption
- Light Weight
- Long Life
- Cost Efficient for Long Run (energy savings, long life, performance)
- Very Low Heat Dissipation
- No noise is produced as there is no moving parts
ya but how the Disc image is stored in SD card….we cant install Windows on SD card ..why in Raspberry only…Whats the whole process….how the source they compile in that small size….January 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm #10393
i know how to load Image in sd card so…But i am asking Why they gone for SD Card…January 2, 2015 at 2:45 pm #10394
I already posted the reason for choosing SD Card. Windows will not work with Raspberry Pi. Operating system is working on Hardware. So hardware must be compatible with Operating System. We can only use OS customized for Raspberry PiJanuary 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm #10395
ya okk So say SSDs are much much morefaster than SD card ..So why they didnt choose that…?January 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm #10396
SD Card can treated as a Solid State Drive (SSD).
Usually we call SSD for drives we are using in computers instead of Hard Disk. Memory Cards are usually smaller than SSD.
Although Memory Cards and SSDs are using same technology, their application, functionality and size are distinctive.January 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm #10399
hmmm can you tell me how to reduce the size of an OS…January 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm #10400
Your questions are going outside the scope of this topic. You can open a new topic for asking such questions.
Size depends on the Operating System you are using. You can check sizes of different operating systems. You may customize it to reduce size by removing unwanted features. If you want to customize Linux, please go to a Linux forum.January 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm #10401
nah…its related to this…How raspberry reduce the OS size so it can even download in SD cardJanuary 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm #10402
sorry it can not download but run Entirely in SD cardJanuary 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm #10403
But there is no relation with Operating System Size and SD Card. SD card is chosen because of its advantages. Up to 512GB SD cards are available in the market.January 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm #10467
Thanks, all my doubts are cleared.
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