Best SD card size for retropie ?

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Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by gargoyle67 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:59 am

I know this is very dependant on what emulators you want on your setup but just out of interest whats the average for putting into a zero build ? would 64gig be a waste ? I'm thinking around 32gig's would hit the sweet spot.

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Re: Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by Dracip » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:58 am

Hi, it's depending on which emulators (number of games for this) you want to store on your sd-card. More space = more games to store.

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Re: Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by gargoyle67 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:13 am

gargoyle67 wrote:I know this is very dependant on what emulators you want on your setup
Hence the above statment, I'm asking what's the average size for most zero builders ;)

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Re: Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by Dracip » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:26 am

gargoyle67 wrote:
gargoyle67 wrote:I know this is very dependant on what emulators you want on your setup
Hence the above statment, I'm asking what's the average size for most zero builders ;)
Decide yourself, look for the example sizes of roms:

GB/GBC: 256-KB, 512-KB, 1-MB, 2-MB, 4-MB, 8-MB
GBA: 4-MB, 8-MB, 16-MB, 32-MB
NDS: 8-MB, 16-MB, 32-MB, 64-MB, 128-MB, 256-MB 512-MB
PS: 700-MB

I'm personally using a 32GB sd card, because best price/size ration.

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Re: Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by chiz » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:48 am

I guess this is purely depending on personal preference.

I'm using a 64gb card coz I intend to install XBMC on my GB Pi2 and let my daughter watch movies when she gets bored of the games. Videos can take a lot of disk space so I'm using the max card size I can afford.

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Re: Best SD card size for retropie ?

Post by Kilren » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:40 am

gargoyle67 wrote:I know this is very dependant on what emulators you want on your setup but just out of interest whats the average for putting into a zero build ? would 64gig be a waste ? I'm thinking around 32gig's would hit the sweet spot.
Like chiz said, it's dependent what you want to do. GBA is what's going to eat up the most room on a pi0 (can't play almost all psx or n64). I like 32gb. I buy this one, Micro SD, for $10 and I don't worry about space. I currently have 10k+ games so far and probably half full. I'm also only doing emulation (no videos/music etc.)

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