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32GB Enough?page  1 2 

Peter Schmidl

Posts 9
27 Sep 2019 20:08


In the Readme of the CoffisOS they suggest 32GB CF/SD card, but I'm wondering if this is enough? How many space will be available after installing the OS? (for games, other programs ...)

Thank you in advance!

Greets


Ronnie Beck

Posts 87
27 Sep 2019 21:56


How long is a piece of string?

There is plenty of space once you write the image to a 32Gb card.  Remember that Amiga applications, with some rare exceptions, came on 880k Floppy disks.  And coffin has soooooo many applications, chances are, the one you are interested in is already there.  So they were rarely bigger than a few megabytes.  How much space you personally require is a question only you can answer.

Write the image to a CF card and see for yourself.  If it isn't enough, you could always remove applications you aren't interested in.  Or get a bigger CF card.




Mike Kopack

Posts 256
27 Sep 2019 23:37


Yeah, really depends on if you want to keep all the demos and the selection of WHdLoad games and such that come on the Coffin Image. If you don't, you can remove those to make space for your own stuff.

Alternative is to use a 64GB drive, write the 32GB image and then make a 2nd partition with the remainder and put your stuff there.


John William

Posts 448
27 Sep 2019 23:45


Or do like me! Use a mechanical 260 GB hard drive or you can push it to 500 GB hard drive and network your Amiga to a 2 TB hard drive and use an external DVD reader 4 GB each disk and for added touch use a 750 MB zip drive

and if you must!!!

Use your 880 KB disk drive! - grin -


Peter Schmidl

Posts 9
28 Sep 2019 09:01


Ronnie Beck wrote:

How long is a piece of string?
 
  There is plenty of space once you write the image to a 32Gb card.  Remember that Amiga applications, with some rare exceptions, came on 880k Floppy disks.  And coffin has soooooo many applications, chances are, the one you are interested in is already there.  So they were rarely bigger than a few megabytes.  How much space you personally require is a question only you can answer.
 
  Write the image to a CF card and see for yourself.  If it isn't enough, you could always remove applications you aren't interested in.  Or get a bigger CF card.
 
 

Sorry for the question ;-), but I want to know before I buy a card! (decision between 32GB and 64GB)

Nevertheless thank you!



Mike Kopack

Posts 256
28 Sep 2019 15:55


Peter Schmidl wrote:

Ronnie Beck wrote:

  How long is a piece of string?
 
  There is plenty of space once you write the image to a 32Gb card.  Remember that Amiga applications, with some rare exceptions, came on 880k Floppy disks.  And coffin has soooooo many applications, chances are, the one you are interested in is already there.  So they were rarely bigger than a few megabytes.  How much space you personally require is a question only you can answer.
 
  Write the image to a CF card and see for yourself.  If it isn't enough, you could always remove applications you aren't interested in.  Or get a bigger CF card.
 
 
 

 
  Sorry for the question ;-), but I want to know before I buy a card! (decision between 32GB and 64GB)
 
  Nevertheless thank you!
 

If you're using SD the price between those 2 sizes these days is at most a few $. CF, that's another story. I still don't understand why this community seems to have a love affair with CF given it's been on the way out for years...



Krzysztof Odachowski

Posts 8
30 Sep 2019 06:59


Peter Schmidl wrote:

In the Readme of the CoffisOS they suggest 32GB CF/SD card, but I'm wondering if this is enough? How many space will be available after installing the OS? (for games, other programs ...)

You can always install the Coffin, then delete unnecessary files.
I've installed Coffin, copied some interesting stuff to other card (about 2 GB i think ;)) and the re-partitioned the card with Coffin (without touching the system partition).


Jerome Tredez

Posts 7
30 Sep 2019 08:17


I have installed coffin on a 32GB SD card with a SD->CF adapter, and removed some unnecessary big files (sample movies, pictures, sounds).
    And after I added an (cheap compared to CF) micro SD card for datas


Krzysztof AT

Posts 11
08 Oct 2019 11:18


I'll join the topic with small question
  Does anybody use 64GB CF?? Now I have 32GB Transcend card but it becomes not enught. I think 64GB would be just right. I'm not sure about compatibility. Can anyone recommend working card model??
 
 
  Don't know is this importand. I have Vamp 500 v2 in A2000


Roy Gillotti

Posts 343
08 Oct 2019 11:45


Krzysztof AT wrote:

  I'll join the topic with small question
    Does anybody use 64GB CF?? Now I have 32GB Transcend card but it becomes not enught. I think 64GB would be just right. I'm not sure about compatibility. Can anyone recommend working card model??
   
   
    Don't know is this importand. I have Vamp 500 v2 in A2000
 

  I have a 64GB in my V600 setup, 32GB in my V500 setup, I have a 64 uSD card as well in each for extra storage.
 
  On my 64GB CF, I mounted it in WinUAE to re-partition it with larger sizes and then copied the files from each partition utilize the full space of the CF card.
 


Krzysztof AT

Posts 11
08 Oct 2019 12:05


Thank you for reply.
What CF 64GB card model exactly you have??




Roy Gillotti

Posts 343
08 Oct 2019 12:27


Krzysztof AT wrote:

Thank you for reply.
  What CF 64GB card model exactly you have??
 
 

SanDisk Extreme 64GB

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Krzysztof AT

Posts 11
08 Oct 2019 12:55


This is what I'm looking for :-)
Many thanks.

Would be nice to see more on wiki apollo compatibility list.


Haydar YÜKSEL

Posts 13
08 Oct 2019 19:42


128 GB Sandisk SSDPlus


John William

Posts 448
09 Oct 2019 00:30


You know you can get a 120 GB mechanical HDD 2.5" for your Amiga 500/v4 for just 10 dollars.

Just saying.


Krzysztof AT

Posts 11
09 Oct 2019 09:06


Yes of course I know it. I think CF is prettier solotion to have more order inside my A2000.


Theo Theoderich

Posts 8
09 Oct 2019 12:04


I am using a WD Green SSD 120 GB (internal M.2 2280) together with a M.2/SATA to 2.5 IDE Converter with my Vampire 500 v2 inside my Amiga 500+.
It is running fine with plenty of disk space :-)

Maybe for some it is an alternative to SD or CF cards.

Adapter:
ILS. - M.2 NGFF SATA SSD to 2.5 IDE Converter Adapter with Case

M.2/SSD:
WD Green SSD 120 GB, internal M.2 2280


Krzysztof AT

Posts 11
09 Oct 2019 12:42


Hmmm. And what transfer speed Sysinfo shows?



Santiago Gutierrez

Posts 36
09 Oct 2019 22:39


I did buy this adapter to 44 pins

EXTERNAL LINK 
and installed a M2 SSD drive 120GB. Tested on Amiga Vampire, MacMini with MorphOS too.

Works like a champ.




Nikos Tomatsidis

Posts 35
09 Oct 2019 22:43


For Amiga 68k 32GB is more than enough. You will have everything worth to have for Amiga 68k with that kind of space.

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