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Raspberry Pi foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4b

Arinoth

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I was able to get a fastish USB drive to be bootable/usable with elec. I've been happy with it while I wait for the Pi 4 to hit Amazon.
 

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So I am currious anyone bought one of these with 4GB? I am considering it but the price is a little high with just 2 more gb added when compared to the pi 3b debatings on using it as a media player for streaming from my other Harddrives with TV and movies on them. the pi 3 b used to run very hot and it was a real problem for me to connect to my PC
 

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Mine is a 2GB, I felt the same way in that the cost benefit really isn't there. It is already double the 3B anyways and for what I use it for that was fine before it more than fine now.
 

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I think for something like RetroPi 4GB could be very useful when trying to run some of the more demanding emulators and games but you also need to think of it this way. This whole time everything Pi related has been with the previous memory limitations in mind, and people get lazy when they have more to work with. I don't need to optimize this I have 4GB ram to play with. Kind of like a cartridge game vs the first game on CD, or the first games on DVD so much more to work with so who cares about texture optimizations we have room to spare. I think eventually usages will pop up that will be 4GB minimum and run away just like everythign else.
 

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Yeah for emulation or some servers (squid proxy for example) I can see it being useful.
 

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Way overkill lol but it will work fine. I think you really only need a first gen for it, I have a 2B at my parents running pi-hole and it is idle like 99% of the time.

But as you say, why not. The only thing to watch which cable you use to power it... there be gremlins!
 

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pi-hole takes almost nothing to run. A 4b is super-doooooper overkill. Mine is also running off a 2B.

That being said, running a pi-hole > not running one.
 

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On my Pi2B and Pi3B+ I use SSDs via USB.
ok I am pretty sure I aasked this some where but I dont remember the answer lol so how did \ do you run the SSD off of USB what is needed to do so I would imagine a powered adapter plus a few lines written on the sd card?
 

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