Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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“ I found this MicroSD on amazon, works? SanDisk 16GB Industrial MLC MicroSD SDHC UHS-I Class 10 SDSDQAF3-016G “

NO. It will NOT WORK !!!

Only these listed microSD cards are recognized by the Meteobridge Software as supported microSD cards !!. Any other microSD cards Will Not be recognized by the software as supported even if labeled as Industrial ( which does not necessarily mean it has SLC memory which is a Requirement ).

From the Wiki: ( edited with the additions mentioned by Galfert in his post below )

swissbit SFSD1024N1BM1TO-I-DF-2A1-STD (microSD Card, 1 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C - 85°C)
swissbit SFSD2048N1BM1TO-I-DF-2A1-STD (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C - 85°C)
swissbit SFSD1024N1BM1TO-I-DF-221-STD (microSD Card, 1 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C - 85°C)
swissbit SFSD2048N1BM1MT-I-ME-221-STD (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C - 85°C)
swissbit SFSD2048N1BM1MT-E-ME-221-STD (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -25°C - 85°C)
ATP AF2GUDI (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C – 80°C)
Cactus KS2GRIT-803M (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -45°C – 90°C)
Panasonic SMSC02DA1 (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash, -40°C - 85°C)
Apacer MSD02GIDI-T (microSD Card, 2 GB, SLC Flash)
Western Digital / SanDisk: SDSDQED-008G-XI, SDSDQED-016G-XI, SDSDQED-032G-XI, SDSDQED-064G-XL
Greenliant: GLS93MP008G1-I-BZ801


The ATP AF2GUDI is available on eBay for about $20 with shipping ( item # 193697994136 ),
or an even better deal. Five ( 5 ) ATP AF2GUDI microSD cards for $25 including shipping on eBay ( item # 184512207900 ).
The 8GB SanDisk SDSDQED-008G-XI is available from Mouser for $28 including 2nd day air shipping.
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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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josecmorales wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:22 pm
I found this MicroSD on amazon, works? SanDisk 16GB Industrial MLC MicroSD SDHC UHS-I Class 10 SDSDQAF3-016G
No, that is MLC. You need SLC for it to work.

SLC = Single-Level Cell - 1 bit per cell
MLC = Multi-Level Cell - 2 bits per cell
TLC = Triple-Level Cell - 3 bits per cell

I think the best option is one of these:
Western Digital / SanDisk: SDSDQED-008G-XI, SDSDQED-016G-XI, SDSDQED-032G-XI, SDSDQED-064G-XI

The Wiki hardware section has not been updated to list these that I just mentioned. But you can read about them in the release log that a recent update added support for these new cards.
See Nov 13th update entry:
https://www.meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/Forum
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“ I think the best option is one of these:
Western Digital / SanDisk: SDSDQED-008G-XI, SDSDQED-016G-XI, SDSDQED-032G-XI, SDSDQED-064G-X “

The 8GB version is available from Mouser for $28 including 2nd day air shipping.
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My RPi is ready while Western Digital: SDSDQED-008G-XI is on the way from Mouser.
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Has anyone downloaded & installed the RPi software on a 4B ?.
I successfully downloaded and installed it on a 3B+ but I’ve downloaded the 4B version numerous times on three different computers and flashed it to several different SLC micro SD cards and cannot get it to load and run on my 4B except once and when it did load and run on the Ethernet connection it didn’t successfully reboot after changing it to my WLAN,

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Yes, no problems.

Do you use a supported SLC card for storage?

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I bought from Mouser SanDisk: SDSDQED-008G-XI, 18$ and 7.99$ shipping, i bought too ESP8266, this lastone is for made a luftdaten sensor.
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I’ve tried both the ADP 2GB SLC card and the Western Digital / San Disk 8GB SLC card recently added to the supported cards list. Neither will boot. I’ve downloaded and flashed both cards on both a Windows Computer using etcher and on a Mac using both etcher and Raspberry imager. I get the same result. The Act led flashes a few times, the red led goes on and then goes off. No led activity after that. The RPi boots fine with a Buster microSD card.

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BigAlT,
Which Pi version are you using that doesn't boot?
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a 4B. Boots fine with a Buster microSD card.

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The image file is very small. I think you may be pulling the SD card out of the reader before it completes. There likely will be a long time without activity as the image is expanded...lots of empty space. Just a guess.
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I don’t remove the card from the reader until the flashing program says it’s complete. I thought that the image was expanded by the RPI itself upon first powering it up after the card was inserted.

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Well then I had a bad guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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The only thing left to try is another power supply. The specifications for the 4B say to use a 3 Amp supply. I’m using a 1 amp supply now but have the correct supply arriving tomorrow. Hopefully that will solve the issue but I don’t know as the Raspberry Pi OS Buster which I’ve installed on a microSD card boots fine though it won’t access Wi-Fi which may be caused by the low power supply. Have to wait and see.

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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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During development I flashed many microSD cards with a lot of test images. I did with "dd" from Mac OS command line (unmount sd card first, copy image via "dd", unmount sd card again, pull out sd card). It worked fine with every image a created and also with all cards.

RPI 4B is know to have problems with some 100 Mbit switches, but this would at least let it boot, but then stuck in fast flashing LED mode. Your issue seems to be before that. A too weak power supply might be a good explanation. I know from development of the NANO that switching on the Wifi is a power sipping event. I had to use large capacitors to help the weak Davis console power supply to survive.

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