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Hardware & Peripherals:

Hardware - detailed information about the Raspberry Pi boards.

Hardware History - guide to the Raspberry Pi models.

Low-level Peripherals - using the GPIO and other connectors.

Expansion Boards - GPIO plug-in boards providing additional functionality.

Screens - attaching a screen to the Raspberry Pi.

Cases - lots of nice cases to protect the Raspberry Pi.

Other Peripherals - all sorts of peripherals used with the Raspberry Pi.

A note about this page: For USB devices, please specify if they required a powered hub


19-Apr-2012: Now that the Model B board is shipping, details added should relate to this board and the default Debian distribution unless stated otherwise. A suggested suffix markup scheme is as follows:

  • (A) - Relates to model A production board
  • (B) - Relates to model B production board
  • (!) - Information from alpha and beta board days -- beta board verified peripherals should still apply to production boards for the most part, but the alpha board is fairly different
  • No markup - relates to all production boards

Discuss: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=247

If you are adding to a product list it would help clarity if entries are kept/added in alphabetical order.

Power Usage Notes

Warning Warning: Adding peripherals may increase the loading on the power supply to your board and this, in turn, may affect the voltage presented to the RPi. If the RPi's supply voltage falls below a certain value (anecdotally stated as around 4.75V), or it begins to fluctuate, your setup may become unstable. There is a Wiki section about this issue which is worth a read.

Generally speaking the model B raspberry PI was designed only for <100mA USB devices! That is because the PI's PSU was chosen with a power budget of 700mA in mind of which 200mA were assigned to the two USB ports, so the raspberry PI's (poly)fuses were designed only for <100mA devices, and typical 140mA polyfuses will have as much as 0.6 volt across them when drawing currents near the 100mA limit. As a consequence the USB ports are only directly suitable for "single current unit" USB devices which according to USB specifications are designed to work with just 4.4 Volt. Not only do non single current unit devices draw more current, (causing greater Voltage drops, and greater stress on the fuses) they also might require 4.75 Volt to work. Therefore any non single current unit devices will only work when powered from a powered hub. Because this meant that many USB peripherals unnecessary had problems at the end of August 2012 the RPI decided to remove the offending polyfuses (but left the main fuse F3 intact).

Linux Driver Issues

During June 2012 it was confirmed that there is a software issue with the Linux USB device drivers which cause some USB 1.x peripherals that use split transactions to loose data because the ARM processor is not handling the SMSC95xx interrupts fast enough. As a result some USB 1.x peripherals may not work correctly. A number of proposals are underway to modify the Linux driver to resolve this using lower latency interrupt handlers and a FIQ fast interrupt handler whichg should resolve this issue [1] [2]

Powered USB Hubs

A number of low-cost powered USB hubs are known to have caused problems. Members of the Raspberry Pi forums have reported low power or no power at all in some cases. The following is a list of specific Powered USB Hubs which appear to be fault-free. Please note that these do not take into account powering the Raspberry Pi from the hub, in addition to its peripherals.

If you use a powered hub and PI PSU together consider powering them from the same power bar with switch, so you can turn them on simultaneously., especially if the HUB tries to feed the PI through their interconnect cable, due to the 100mA limiting fuse in the PI the PI will be partially powered which may cause problems (unwanted writes to the SD card).

Working USB Hubs

  • Acme
    • USB 2.0 hub 4 port (ACME) Based on NEC μPD720114 USB2.0 Hub Controller USB ID 0409:005a NOTE! It is bus-powered hub, but very cheap and small and works after a small modding: on usb-hub board you have 4 holes: V, D+, D- and GND. Connect GND, D+ and D- to the RasPI, and additionally connect GND and +5v from power supply to the same holes on usb-hub GND and V. Now there is common contacts: GND, D+ and D- between RasPI and hub needed to work, and additional power for USB devices, connected to the hub. Tested on my RasPI.
  • Belkin
    • F4U040 4-Port Ultra-Slim Desktop hub (powered 5v, 2.6A)
    • F5U224 4 port powered USB hub
    • F5U231/F5U234 Hi-speed USB 2.0 Tertrahub - 4 port powered USB hub (verified.. able to power Raspberry Pi using micro USB directly from hub)
    • F5U237 7 Port powered USB 2.0 5V 3.8A (5 back port 2 top ports)
    • F5U259-ME USB 2.0 7-Port Hub (Powered, able to apply power to Raspberry Pi via micro USB from this hub at same time)
    • F5U403 USB 2.-0 4 Port Hub (Powered, suspect see F5U404 in non-working, didn't test power the RPi from hub.)
    • F5U700 USB 2.0 7-Port Hub (Powered, able to power Raspberry Pi via micro USB directly from hub)
    • F5U706ea/uk 2-in-1 Hub (USB 2.0, powered, 7-port)
    • F5U706701PerBlk 7-in-1 Hub (USB 2.0, powered 5V 2.5A , 7-port)
  • Benq
    • E2220HD LCD Monitor with 4 port USB Hub. Able to power the Pi and no backfeed of power from the monitor to the Pi via the interconnect. Just works.
  • Biltema
    • 23-924 4-port powered USB 2.0 Hub (2.0A) Able to power Raspberry Pi via USB port
  • CyberPower
    • [3] CP-H720P 7-port powered hub with 3.6A adapter. Internally, a NEC Corp 0409:0050 device. Works perfectly with Model B, regardless of whether the RPi is being powered by the hub or externally.
  • Dell
    • Dell 2001FP monitor has 4 USB ports and acts as a powered hub.
    • Dell SP2309W monitor has 4 USB ports and acts as a powered hub.
    • 7port hob idVendor=0409, idProduct=0050 works
  • D-Link
    • [4] 7-Port USB Hub DUB-H7 (See note below - doesn't work for all, apparently). Working model marked BUBH7A....A5. Worked with Debian on production B model, for keyboard, mouse, and thumb drives, also worked with ArchLinux, didn't work with Bodhi Linux immediately thereafter.
    • [5] 4-Port USB Hub DUB-H4 Worked on Debian with keyboard, mouse, and thumb drive. Also, was able to apply power to raspberry pi via micro usb from this hub at same time.
  • Digicom
    • [6] MiniHUB 4-Port USB 2.0 with PSU 5V - 2A .
  • Eminent
    • [7] EM1107 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub with 2A power adapter. It's able to power the RPi, external HDD and other peripherals.
  • GearHead
    • [8] GearHead 4 Port Hub with Energy Saving Power Switch (5V, 1A)
  • Gembird
    • Gembird UHS 242 4-port USB 2.0 Hub 1.8 Amps
  • Genesys Logic (sold at Fry's)
    • Genesys Logic 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub 2.0 Amps (ID 05e3:0608) (Also at Radio Shack under their Gigaware brand, same ID shows up in lsusb)
  • Hama
    • Hama 4-way USB 2.0 Hub
  • HP
    • HP ZR2240w 21.5" Monitor with built in 2-Port USB Hub (B)
  • Laser
    • 7-Port USB Hub. 5V 1A (found at Harvey Norman Australia)(Also Australia Post Shops $9.95). You can power the PI by connecting both the main USB connector to the PI USB port, and from a spare USB port back to the power micro USB socket. If you don't do both, boot-loops are likely to occur.
  • Logik
    • [9] LP4HUB10 4-Port USB Hub. Throws errors when used with Fedora remix 14
    • Logik L4THUB10 4 Port powered hub works fine under raspbian/wheezy/model B. Captive usb cable, 2A power supply, convenient single top mounted usb socket. Unlike my last hub, will power wifi!
  • LogiLink
    • UA0085 USB 2.0 Hub, 4-Port with PSU 5V, 2A
    • UA0091 USB 3.0 Hub, 4-Port with PSU 5V, 4A. Connected with USB2.0 cable. 1A per port, able to support USB HDD drives and other power hungry devices. Tested with kernel 3.1.9-cutdown, Wheezy.
    • UA0096 USB 2.0 Hub, 10-Port with PSU 5V, 3.5A (Not suitable for powering RPi because it doesn't work unless there is working USB input present even with PSU plugged in.)
    • UA0160 USB 2.0 Hub, 4-Port with PSU 5V, 2A. Able to power the RPi, keyboard, mouse and LogiLink UA0144 USB ethernet adapter. (More testing to come.)
  • Manhattan
    • [10] (#160612) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Micro HUB, AC Powered (identifies as ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic) Includes a 1000mA wall-wart (US style)
  • Newlink
    • NLUSB2-224P 4 port USB 2.0 Mini hub with PSU 5V 1A
  • Nilox
    • Nilox USB 2.0 4port HUB model HUB4USB2AC with PSU 5V 1.0A
  • Pluscom
    • Pluscom 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub Model U7PH-3A with 3Amp PSU. USB ID 1a40:0101. Powering Pi via microUSB from a hub port. Internally two 4 Port switches linked. Leaks power back up USB data cable to Pi but not really a problem when powering Pi at the same time.
  • SumVision
    • Sumvision Slim 4 Port High Speed USB 2.0 HUB with PSU 5V 1.0A (from | 7dayshop )
  • Sitecom
    • CN-032 4 Port USB 2.0 Pocket Hub. Works for powering the Pi, an USB WLAN Adapter, wireless Kbd+Mouse. Using an 2500 mA Voltcraft
    • CN-060 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub powered with AC Adapter (1A). Powering Pi via microUSB from a hub port.
  • Targus
    • ACH81xx 7-port powered hub. 5V 3A power supply, with 2 high power ports. (possible conflicting behaviour with USB keyboard / Wifi Dongles)
    • ACH63EU 4-port. Using a 5V 2A power supply, which isn't supplied with the hub, it is able to power the PI as well.
  • Trendnet
    • [11] TU2-700 7 Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub with AC Adapter (5V 2A)
  • Tripp-Lite
    • [12] U222-007-R 7 Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub with AC Adapter (5V 2.5A) Powering RPi from Hub works
  • Ultron
    • [13] UHN-710 7-port powered hub with PSU 5V, 3A. USB ID 1a40:0201.
  • Z-TEK
    • Z-TEK 7-port powered hub with PSU 5V, 4A. USB ID 1a40:0201.
  • "Unknown"
    • 10(7-4) port hub idVendor=1a40, idProduct=0201 / idVendor=1a40, idProduct=0101 works

Problem USB Hubs

Please check known workarounds here before adding to the list

  • Addon
    • 7-Port Powered Hub - labelled ADDUH070P - Gives constant Eth0 errors on boot.
  • Belkin
    • 7-Port Powered Mobile Hub - device labelled F4U018, packaging labelled F5U701. lsusb reveals it to be two Genesys Logic 4-port hubs based on the GL850G chipset (vendor: 0x05e3 product: 0x0608) ganged together. Yields a lot of "handle_hc_chhltd_intr_dma:: XactErr without NYET/NAK/ACK" errors and device resets in /var/log/messages. Low speed devices such as keyboards work OK, wifi/mass storage is unreliable or broken. -- No error messages with the latest kernel, but still unstable with mass storage devices. Also, leaks current back to the Pi (can be fixed by overtaping GND and +5V pinouts)
    • F4U022 7-Port powered USB hub (powered 5v, 2.6A), same as F4U018
    • 7-Port Powered Hub - device labled F5U237 Rev.3 - ID 050d:0237 Wired ethernet fails to connect; gives "DWC OTG HCD URB enqueue failed adding QTD. Error status -4008" Result is same as DUB-H7 below.
    • F5U404 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Mobile Hub. Faulty/bad design; Leaks current back up the cable to the Raspberry Pi.
    • F5U307 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub (Powered, able to apply power to Raspberry Pi via micro USB from this hub at same time) It work's sometimes. (Works always without powering the RPi, haven't tried that)
    • 7-Port USB Hub UH-713 Rev 3. This one consists also of two 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUBs connected together. The power supply is rated at 5 V 2 A. It kills ethernet when X11 is started.
  • Dynex
    • 7-Port USB Hub - Does not work in Debian 19-04 image.
    • DX-HB7PT 7-Port USB Hub - As per the Gear Head below, it's 2 daisy-chained Genesys Logic 05e3:0608 devices. Appears to result in significant slow downs when the USB is under load, such as running the root filesystem from a USB drive.
  • Dynamode
    • 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub (Silver and black). Feeds power back up the interconnect to the Pi causing the power LED to light on the Pi if the hub is powered on but the Pi is not. The Pi also fails to boot when powered off this hub, with or without the interconnect plugged in. Stops the network from working when connected to the Pi after booting the Pi - cannot ssh to the Pi. Best avoided. :-( Shows up in lsusb as a pair of ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB which is interesting.
  • D-Link
    • 7-Port USB Hub DUB-H7 (Prevents ethernet from being recognized so wrong time & no IP address). (See note above - it worked for me with some distros)
  • E-Solution
    • 4-Port 2A Supply (Does not detect at all during boot or after boot- no messages) [IC = Alcor Micro Corp (AU6254)]
  • Fosmon
    • 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub w/ 1A Power Supply (Causes interference with other USB devices and sends enough power to light up the pi with it's Micro USB cable unplugged).
  • Gear Head
    • UH7250MAC 7-port powered hub. Internally, two daisy-chained Genesys Logic 05e3:0608 devices. Causes Ethernet instability when used under very specific circumstances, in X11.
  • Hama
    • 4-Port USB 2.0 "bus hub", model 78496 (?). Only works for low power devices (card readers?), but does not work for power hungry devices (HDD,WLAN). Doesnt boot when hub connected to RPi. The funniest thing is that RPi powers on when I plug in this hub to normal size USB port (not that small dedicated port). idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0608
  • Kensington
    • 7-Port Dome Hub model no 1500129 (Possible problems with malfunctioning keyboard, kills mouse when GUI started).
  • Inland
    • 4-Port USB 2.0 Cable Hub model no 480426 (Some devices work, some don't, cheap unshielded untwisted wire design)
  • Logik
    • LP7HUB11 7-Port USB Hub. (Ethernet failed, slow response, in LXDE. Happened whether or not the hub's independent power supply was connected to the hub.)
  • Soniq
    • 4-Port 5V supply. Model number CUH100. (B). Appears to draw power away from the Raspberry Pi, even when the Pi has an isolated power line. Netgear WNA1100 WiFi Adapter (which is known to work in other setups is recognized, but unresponsive.
  • Targus
    • ACH115EU 7-port powered hub. 5V 3A power supply. Arduino communicates with RPi when connected directly to Pi's USB port, but it hangs soon if connected via ACH115. Also sometimes smsc95xx eth0 Failed to read register index 0x00000114 etc. errors in syslog when used.
  • TCM
    • Model 234298 s/n T634007737 powered hub. 4 ports plus card reader. 1A power supply. Model B, Wheezy raspian works ok with keyboard/mouse but problems with WiFi no connects. (insufficient power?)
  • Trust
    • 10-port USB 2.0 Hub (powered). Prevents ethernet from being recognised.
    • SliZe 7 port USB 2.0 Hub (powered) - Item number 17080 (Barcode 8 713439 170801). Prevents ethernet from being recognised. Keyboard sends multiple characters.
  • Unbranded / Multiple Brands
    • 7-port silver/black hub. Also sold elsewhere under brands such as 'EX-Pro', 'Trixes' and 'Xentra' -- This is probably due to an inadequate power supply. -- I replaced the terrible power supply with a very good one, kept getting "DEBUG: handle_hc_chhltd_intr_dma:: XactErr without NYET/NAK/ACK" in dmesg, with no devices plugged in to the hub (with or without the power supply in)
    • Generic 7-port black hub with Genesys Logic GL850A chipset
    • Cerulian 10 Port USB 2.0 Top Loading Hub with 2A supply (kills mouse and network port)[1]
    • USB 2.0 4 PORT INT/EXT DUAL HUB BAY -- Genesys Chipset -- idVendor=05e3, idProduct=0607 -- low speed devices worked, but strange USB failures when X session started. High speed devices such as hard drives had failures.

USB Remotes

  • ATI Remote Wonder (X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. X10 Receiver) — ID 0bc7:0004 — appears as a joystick-like 2 button mouse and a 0-9 keypad without drivers on console and X.
  • iPazzport mini 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard and touchpad.
  • PKB 1800 Wireless Smart Pad ad Mini Keyboard. Pad works as mouse but not multi touch features. Keyboard works.

USB Keyboards

USB keyboards that present themselves as a standard HID (Human Interface Device) device should work. Please be aware that some of these keyboards were probably used with a powered hub

Working USB Keyboards

The following is a list of specific keyboards known to work and which appear to work fault-free.

  • A4 Tech
    • Model KL-5 USB Keyboard, 20mA.
  • ABS
    • M1 Heavy Duty Professional Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (B)
  • Action Star
    • ACK-5010U Mini Keyboard And Mouse
  • Accuratus
    • KYB-Toughball-HI
  • Acer
    • KG-0917 Wireless Keyboard And Mouse Bundle (B)
    • KU-0906 Compact Keyboard (B) (Also known as Genius LuxeMate i200 Keyboard)
    • SK-9625 Multimedia Keyboard (B) (multimedia functions not tested)
  • Adesso
    • PS/2 to USB Adapter ADP-PU21, 100mA (tested only with keyboards) Any PS/2 keyboard will work only if it will work with a reduced operating voltage.
    • Model AKB-410UB. Keyboard with Touchpad.
  • Apple

Apple keyboards that have USB ports require an external powered hub to work, and do not work on the PI directly!

  • Asda
    • Basic Wired Keyboard HK2026 (B)
    • Basic Wired Keyboard HK3014
      • (Please note when I put this keyboard through Newlink USB hub, it didn't work as expected)
    • Premium Wireless Keyboard (white keys, silver back) HK8028
    • Wireless Multimedia Deskset (keyboard, mouse and USB dongle) Model: HKM8016B (Note: Shown on Asda Website as HK8016B) (B)
  • Asus
    • KS-631U (comes with Asus Vento KM-63 keyboard/mouse set, not using powered hub) (B)
  • BTC - Behavior Tech Computer Corp.
    • Wired Portable Keyboard Model 6100 US (86+9 keys)
      • Works with or without a powered hub
    • Wireless Multimedia Keyboard with build in pointer/mouse Model 9029URF III (86+17 keys) (B)
    • Wired Multimedia keyboard 6311U/6310U - rated at 5V/100mA, works directly
  • Bush
    • Wired Slimline Keyboard KU-0833
      • This does not require a USB hub in order to work with the Raspberry Pi
      • In the UK, it is available from Argos for £9.99
  • Cerulian
    • Mini wireless keyboard and mouse deskset (B)
  • Cherry
    • CyMotion Master Linux (B)
    • RS 6000 USB ON
    • G84-4100PTMUS (B) (Compact keyboard. Rated 100mA. Works directly in Pi)
  • Das Keyboard
    • Model S Professional Keyboard (Built in USB hub not tested) (B)
    • Model S Ultimate Keyboard (Built in USB hub working) (B)
  • Dell
    • SK-8115 (B) (Rated 100mA. Works directly in pi)
    • L100 (B)
    • RT7D50 (75mA) (run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration")
    • KB1421 (100mA)
    • KB2521 (100mA)
    • 1HF2Y (Works directly in pi)
    • Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Bundle (B), Bluetooth USB dongle C-UV35 (Rated 500mA but works great), Keyboard Y-RAQ-DEL2, Mouse M-RBB-DEL4
  • Dynex
    • DX_-WKBD (60ma) (B)
    • DX_-WKBDSL (Hot keys not yet tested with Debian) (tested through non-powered 3 dongle usb hub) (B)
    • EBO-013 Wireless 2.4GHz compact keyboard with touchpad. Rated <40mA works directly from Pi. eBay ref 260962010276 from Shenzen, China.
  • Emprex
    • Wireless Media Control Keyboard With Trackball 9039ARF III (Media functions untested)
  • Fujitsu Siemens
    • KB SC USB UK (!)
    • KB910 USB, with led light on the highest level (B)
    • KB400 USB US
  • Gear Head
    • KB3700TP (USB Mini Smart Touch Touchpad Keyboard) (B)
    • KB3800TP (Wireless Touch Mini Touchpad Keyboard with Smart Touch) (B)
      • Works when plugged directly into Raspberry Pi, did not work with powered hub (could be a hub issue)
    • KB3800TPW (Windows Smart Touch Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad) (B)RASPBMC supported
    • KB4950TPW (Wireless Touch II Touchpad Keyboard) (B)
    • KB1500U (USB Mini Keyboard) (B)
    • KB5150 (2.4Ghz wireless keyboard/mouse Combo) (B)
      • Works well with a powered hub
  • Genius
    • Ergomedia 700 (GK-04008/C) used without Hub
    • KB-06XE (K639) (B)
    • Slimstar 8000 wireless keyboard
  • HP
    • KG-1061
    • KG-0851 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
    • KU-0316 (B)
    • LV290AA#ABA Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
    • PR1101U (available from Sainsbury's in the UK, £8, July 2012)
    • SK-2880
  • Hyundai
    • HY-K201
  • iConcepts
    • 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Model 62550
      • (saves a USB port since keyboard and mouse share one transceiver, $14.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  • Imation
    • KBD-702 Multi-media Wired Keyboard
      • (works after the firmware update via rpi-update as of 06/27/2012)
    • IOGEAR GKM561R Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Trackball
    • IOGEAR GKM681R 2.4GHz Wireless Compact Keyboard with Optical Trackball and Scroll Wheel
  • iPazzPort
  • i.t.works
    • KC04 (direct and by usb hub)
    • KC Silicone (only tested directly)
  • Jenkins
    • Jenkins Wireless Desktop Set Blue (B)
  • KeySonic
    • ACK-540RF (Wireless USB keyboard with built-in trackpad); works fine on Debian Squeeze plugged directly into Pi.
    • ACK-540RF+ (UK) WiFi keyboard inc touchpad with USB wifi dongle works fb with on model B/raspian/wheezy via powered hub
    • ACK-3700C
    • ACK-340U+(DE)
    • ACK-3400U (UK) mini keyboard
  • Laptopmate
    • AK-98UNTN7-UBRII Laptopmate RII Touch N7 Mini Wireless Keyboard with touchpad
  • LC-Power
    • K1000BMW (lsusb: ID 1241:f767 Belkin; dmesg: HOLTEK Wireless 2.4GHz Trackball Keyboard) tested with Debian 6.0.4
  • Lenovo
    • SK-8825 UK (B)
    • Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard N5902 (US)
    • Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard N5901 (US)
  • Lindy
    • 21840 (Wireless RF 2.4GHz Micro Keyboard with built-in optical touchpad/trackpad, USB); works fine on model B/raspian/wheezy - the supplied Lindy USB nano dongle transceiver plugged directly into Pi USB port.
  • Logik
    • Ultra slim keyboard LKBWSL11 (B) >> This is also listed under Problem USB Keyboards?
  • Logitech
    • diNovo Mini wireless keyboard with media controls and clickpad 920-000586 (B)
    • diNovo Edge Keyboard, Windows edition, built-in TouchDisc track-pad, bluetooth w/ USB mini-receiver 967685-0403 (B)
    • Wii wireless keyboard KG-0802 (!)
    • C-BG17-Dual Wireless keyboard and mouse with wired USB receiver (B)
    • Deluxe 250 Keyboard
    • Internet 350 (M/N 967740-0403)
    • Internet Navigator Keyboard
    • MK120 wired keyboard and mouse
    • MK220 wireless keyboard and mouse
    • MK250 wireless keyboard and mouse
    • MK260 wireless keyboard and mouse
    • MK300 wireless keyboard and mouse
    • MK320 wireless keyboard and mouse [14]
    • MK350 wireless keyboard (using Unifying receiver)
    • MK520 wireless keyboard and mouse
    • MK550 wireless keyboard and mouse (B)
    • MX5000 Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (B) The Logitech Bluetooth dongle also does proprietary wireless so it works without Bluetooth drivers.
    • EX110 Cordless Desktop, wireless keyboard and mouse (B)
    • K120 Keyboard (B)
    • K200 Keyboard (B)
    • K230 Wireless Keyboard (Unifying receiver, no powered hub) (B)
    • K340 Wireless Keyboard (Unifying receiver, no powered hub) (B)
    • K350 Wireless Keyboard (B)
    • K400 wireless keyboard with touchpad - also listed unter problematic. works for weeks with openelec and raspbian without any problems.
    • K520 Keyboard (B)
    • K700 Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad and unifying receiver
    • K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard (B) (Mac version works too. (B) )
    • S510 wireless keyboard and mouse (B)
    • Ultra-Flat Keyboard (M/N Y-BP62A P/N 820-000245 PID SY126UK)labelled 100 mA. OK direct into Model B RPi.
    • G19 Gaming Keyboard, works fine with no external power. Illumination with external power. Powered hum in back of keyboard works too.
    • G15 Gaming keyboard, as long as you press the backlight button twice to turn off the backlight (it says below it dosen't work with backlight on.

Keyboards and mice also together with Unifying receiver

  • Microsoft
    • Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
    • Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 for Business
    • Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard Model : 1031 (Debian 13-Apr-2012)
    • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (B) (Debian "Wheezy" beta 18-June-2012)
    • Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 Model 1366 (Debian 28-May-2012 on Production Model B)
    • Microsoft Wireless Desktop 700 Keyboard v2.0 (Raspbian Pisces image 08-June-2012 on Production Model B)
    • Microsoft Wireless Photo Keyboard (Model 1027) Unifying receiver, no hub
    • Microsoft Wireless Natural Multimedia Keyboard (Raspbian Pisces 08-July-2012) (B)
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Keyboard (KB-USBK110610)
  • Mikomi
    • Wireless Deskset KM80545 Keyboard and mouse (Works but range is terrible less than a metre) (B)
  • Monoprice
  • Motorola
    • Bluetooth wireless ultra slim keyboard and mouse combo (sold as for the "Atrix" phone) work in combination with the Technika Bluetooth adaptor listed below
  • Perixx
    • Periboard 716 Wireless Ultra-Slim Keyboard with Touchpad (Debian 07-Jun-2012 on Production Model B)
    • PERIBOARD-502 wired keyboard inc built in touchpad (model B/raspian wheezy)
    • Periduo-707 Plus (Wireless Keyboard and Mouse) works fine most of the time. Does suffer from dropouts and glitches though. Usual "drawing too much power from USB" problems show up as well - dropped key presses or constant autorepeats. These can be cured by pulling out and reinserting the dongle in the USB socket. The keyboard sometimes hangs after power on when used with my laptop - it seems to need 30 seconds of non-use before it works fine. Again, remove and insert the dongle cures it. Works fine vi my Benq monitor's USB Hub.
  • Philips
    • Wired Multimedia Keyboard SPK3700BC/97 (Debian 19-Apr-2012 on Production Model B)
  • Rapoo
    • Rapoo E9080 Wireless Ultra-Slim Keyboard with Touchpad
    • Rapoo Wireless Multi-media Touchpad Keyboard E2700 [15]
  • Riitek
    • RT-MWK03 mini wireless keyboard & trackpad
    • RT-MWK01 mini wireless 2.4 Ghz Keyboard-mouse Combo, also known as Digicom WKEYPE01, and Prodige Nanox
  • Rosewill
    • RK-200 Standard Keyboard
  • Saitek
    • Eclipse II Backlit Keyboard PK02AU (B)
    • Eclipse Backlit Keyboard PZ30AV (B)
    • Expression Keyboard (US)
    • Cyborg V.5 (B)
  • SIIG
    • SIIG Wireless Multi-Touchpad Mini Keyboard 02-1286A v1.0 (B)
  • Silvercrest
    • MTS2219 Wireless Keyboard and mouse set. Powered hub NOT used. (B)
  • Sony
    • Keyboard for PlayStation 2 (PS2) Linux. Works without powered hub with 5v1A supply, requires manual keyboard remapping with Debian Squeeze to USA 101-key layout.
  • SteelSeries
    • Merc keyboard (B)
  • Sun Microsystems
    • Model: Type 7, SUN PN: 320-1348-02 (Danish key layout)
    • Model: Type 6, SUN PN: 320-1279-01 (Danish key layout)
  • Sweex
  • Technika
    • WKEY03 (B)
    • TKD-211
  • Tesco
    • Value Keyboard VK109 (B)
    • Multimedia K211 Wired Keyboard (B)
  • Unbranded
    • AK-601 Wireless Mini Keyboard and Trackball (with laser pointer) - sourced from eBay Chinese seller
  • Unicomp
    • USB Endurapro - keyboard and trackpoint work perfectly from powered hub
  • Q-Connect
    • AK-808 (B)
  • Xenta
    • 2.4GHz Wireless Multimedia Entertainment Keyboard with Touchpad (B)
    • Mini Multimedia Keyboard (Model no.: 808M) (B)

Problem USB Keyboards

Note that generally PS/2 keyboards with an USB adapter will not work directly on a PI port, due to the fact that PS/2 keyboards are designed for normal 5V +-5% range, while USB keyboards must be designed to work with 4.4 Volt, and generally USB devices on the PI may receive less than 4.75 Volt. PS/2 + USB adapter keyboards might work behind a powered hub, which does provide the full 5.0V. Some of these keyboards work when running the latest raspbian but not when using the overclocked xbmc version of raspbmc, probably due to the overclocking drawing more voltage away from the rest of the support system devices.

  • A4 Tech
    • Model GL-6 USB Keyboard, 20mA. Part of wireless keyboard/mouse bundle GL-6630 (GL-6 + G7-630 + RN-10B) - suffers from USB flakeyness. Even on a powered hub. No problems on other computers I have tested it with.
  • Accuratus
    • Accuratus KYBAC100-101USBBLK causes kernel panic (rated 100mA). Tested with 1000mA cheap unbranded and Nokia 1200mA power adaptors.
  • Argos
    • Argos Value Wired Keyboard causes kernel panic
  • Choidy
    • Identifiers from usb-devices: Vendor=1a2c ProdID=0002 Rev=01.10 Product=USB Keykoard (yes, 'Keykoard') causes kernel panic
  • Cit
    • KB-1807UB Causes kernel panic (Rated <200ma)
  • Dell
    • SK-8135 (B) (Rated 1.5A. Takes too much power from pi even when not used as USB hub. Symptom = repeated keystrokes)
    • SK-8115 causes kernel panic (rated 100mA) Debian 6-19-04-2012 (B)
    • Y-U0003-DEL5 Sticky / Non-responsive keys
  • Gear Head
    • KB2300U - Causes kernel panic (B)
    • Wired USB Slim Chocolate Multimedia Media Typing Keyboard With 3 USB Port hub (B) - Kernel Panic on startup if plugged in. If plugged in at login prompt then freeze. [16]
  • Inland
    • Inland USB Keyboard Model #70010
  • Jeway
    • JK-8170 "The Hunter" - causes kernel oops (Debian6-19-04-2012) (B)
  • Labtec
    • ultra-flat wireless desktop USB - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. Tested both debian6-19-04-2012 and archlinuxarm-13-06-2012 (B)
  • Logik
    • Wired Multimedia Keyboard Model: LKBWMM11 - causes kernel panic (on Debian 190412 distro) (B)
    • Wired Ultra Slim Keyboard Model: LKBWSL11 - causes USB power issues. Not reliable. Causes other USB devices to fail (B) >> This is also listed under Working USB Keyboards??
  • Logitech
    • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard (unstable; not working with led light on; tested both US and NO layouts with both Apple iPad 2 and Asus TF-101 USB chargers)
    • G110 Gaming Keyboard - only works with illumination off, otherwise unresponsive. Once failed it needs reconnecting before another attempt. (B)
    • G15 Gaming Keyboard - LCD and key backlights flicker, 95% unresponsive to typing. I don't know of a way to turn the illumination off. (B)
    • K360 Wireless Keyboard - Occasional sticky keys. (B)
    • K400 wireless keyboard with touchpad (completely non-functional on debian6-19-04-2012)
    • G510 Gaming Keyboard - lagging or unresponsive keys.
    • MX5500 wireless keyboard and mouse with usb bluetooth reciever - Unstable, looses connection without prior notice
    • EX100 Cordless Desktop, wireless keyboard and mouse. Mouse and keyboard hangs every few minutes (with or without hub).
  • Microsoft
    • Wireless Desktop 800 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
    • Wireless Entertainment Keyboard - No key input recognized (possibly connectivity issue as pairing devices does not seem to work)
    • Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys (B)
    • Wireless Keyboard 2000 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
    • Wireless Desktop 3000 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys.
    • Arc wireless - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
    • Sidewinder X4 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
    • Sidewinder X6 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
    • Wireless Comfort Keyboard 5000 - Keyboard has 'sticky' keys. (B)
  • Novatech
    • NOV-KEY2 - Causes kernel panic (B)[2]
  • PC World Essentials
    • PKBW11 Wired Keyboard - no power to keyboard, no error messages on both Arch 29-04-2012 and Debian6-19-04-2012, same Pi works with Asda keyboard. Me too, but caused a kernel panic -- tested on powered hub and direct.
  • Razer
    • Razer Tarantula gaming keyboard - sticky keys, could be power issue as is programmable with host powered USB hub and audio jacks.
    • Razer BlackWidow - Sticky keys, could be a power related issue due to illuminated logo (Blue LED)
  • Texet
    • MB-768B standard keyboard (Rated 5V 1.5A(!), so probably too much power drain. Kernel panic, Debian6-19-04-2012)
  • Trust
    • TRUST GXT 18 Gaming Keyboard - No power to keyboard, could be a driver issue - no error messages.
  • Unbranded
    • Compuparts
    • model no. HK-6106 (B) [3]
    • LK-890 (Multimedia keyboard & Optical Mouse) - kernel panic on Debian Squeeze, ArchLinux and Qtonpi.
  • Verbatim
  • Wilkinsons / TEXET
    • Model MB-768B causes kernel panic on debian6-19-04-2012.
  • Xenta
    • HK-6106 - causes kernel panic (on Debian 190412 distro)(B)
    • Multimedia Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set (Keyboard Model: HK3518B + Mouse Model HM3301) (B) - occasional sticky keys, and occasional complete lock-up

USB Mouse devices

USB mouse devices that present themselves as a standard HID (Human Interface Device) device should work, however some hardware requires special drivers or additional software, usually only compatible with Windows operating systems.

Working USB Mouse Devices

The following is a list of specific mouse devices known to work and which appear to be fault-free.

  • A4Tech
    • OP-530NU Padless Wired Mouse
  • Asda
    • HM5058 (Smart Price) Wired Mouse
    • Wireless Multimedia Deskset (keyboard, mouse and USB dongle) Model: HKM8016B (Note: Shown on Asda Website as HK8016B) (B)
  • Asus
    • MS-511U (comes with Asus Vento KM-63 keyboard/mouse combo) (B)
  • Belkin
    • F8E882-OPT (B)
  • Dell
    • M-UVDEL1 (B)
    • M056U0A (B)
    • DZL-MS111-L (B) (100mA)
    • MS-111P (100mA)
    • Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Bundle (B), Bluetooth USB dongle C-UV35 (Rated 500mA but works great), Keyboard Y-RAQ-DEL2, Mouse M-RBB-DEL4
  • Dynex
    • DX-WMSE (100mA) (B)
  • Filand
    • OP-102i Mini Optical Mouse
  • Genius
    • GM-04003A (B)
    • Slimstar 8000 wireless mouse (Can be intermitent. Mouse pointer sometimes is irratic.)
    • Traveler 515 Laser
  • HP
    • MN-UAE96 (The basic stock HP wired mouse)(B)
  • iConcepts
    • 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Model 62550
      • (saves a USB port since keyboard and mouse share one transceiver, $14.99 at Fry's Electronics)
  • Jenkins
    • Jenkins Wireless Desktop Set Blue (B)
  • Lenovo
    • Wired Optical Mouse Model: MO28UOL
  • Logik
    • Wired Optical Glow Mouse Model: LGGMO10. (B)
  • Logitech
    • Cordless Pilot Optical Mouse M/N M-RR95 with Cordless Mouse Receiver M/N C-BA4-MSE
    • G5 Logitech Gaming Mouse (B)
    • G5v2 Logitech Gaming Mouse (B)
    • G500 Logitech Gaming Mouse (B)
    • G700 Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse (B)
    • LX-700 Cordless Desktop Receiver (B)
    • M90 optical mouse
    • M185 Wireless Mouse (B)
    • M210 (part of the MK260 set) (B)
    • M305 Wireless Mouse
    • M310 Cordless Mouse
    • M325 Wireless Mouse
    • M505 USB wireless laser, model no: 910-001324 (B)
    • M510 Wireless Mouse (B)
    • M705 Marathon Mouse (Unifying receiver, no powered hub) (B)
    • M-BD58 Wheel Mouse (B)
    • M-BJ58/M-BJ69 Optical Wheel Mouse (B)
    • M-BJ79 (B)
    • M-BT96a Optical Mouse
    • MX320/MX400 laser mouse (B)
    • MX518 Optical wheel mouse (B)
    • Optical USB Mouse (M/N 931643-0403)
    • Performance Mouse MX (B)
    • MX Revolution (B) (Debian "Wheezy" beta 18-June-2012)
    • VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks
    • Wheel Mouse (M/N BJ58)
  • Medion
    • Mini mouse Model M101-CBJ P/N 40016632 S/N 7BFSA00003445 rated 5v 100ms Works fb on model B with raspian wheezy
  • Microsoft
    • Comfort Curve Mouse 3000 for Business
    • Comfort Mouse 6000
    • Compact optical mouse 500 V2.0 (B)
    • Wheel Optical Mouse (wheel and additional buttons not tested) (B)
    • Microsoft Intellimouse Optical Mouse
    • Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000
    • Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
    • Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000
    • Microsoft Wireless Mouse 700 v2.0
    • Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
    • Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 (unifying receiver, no hub)
  • Razer
    • Boomslang Collectors Edition 2007 (B)
  • Rosewill
    • Rosewill RM-C2U
  • Saitek
    • Notebook Optical Mouse (PM46)
  • Sun microsystems
    • Model: FID-638 , SunPN: 371-0788-01
  • Sweex
    • MI015 Mini Wireless Optical Mouse
  • Targus
    • AMU2701EUK (B)
  • Technika
    • TKOPTM2 (B)
    • TKD-211
  • Tesco
    • Wired optical mouse M211 (B)
  • Verbatiam
    • Mini Nano Optical Mouse 97470 (wireless on non-powered 3 usb dongle hub) (B)
  • Generic
    • Generic 2.4GHz Wireless Mouse (ID 040b:2013 Weltrend Semiconductor) (B)

Problem USB Mouse Devices

The following is a list of specific mouse devices that have problems working with the Raspberry Pi

  • A4Tech
    • Model G7-630 Wireless Mouse, 20mA. Part of wireless keyboard/mouse bundle GL-6630 (GL-6 + G7-630 + RN-10B) - suffers from USB flakeyness. Even on a powered hub. No problems on other computers I have tested it with.
  • HP
    • HP Retractable Mobile Mouse (Optical) HP Product Number XP472AA - errors / boot loop RASPBMC (B)removed mouse, started with no further errors.
  • Logik
    • Logik IMF Blue Trace Wired USB mouse (Model LMWBLU11) - disconnects from the USB port every 20 seconds when using the Raspian distro. Always reconnects to the USB port successfully (B)
  • Logitech
    • Logitech G400 Gaming Mouse - 100% CPU load and laggy mouse cursor when the mouse is moved. MX518 works fine on the same setup, so I suspect it's a polling rate issue. this says the mouse is 1000Hz out of the box, whereas the 518 is only 125Hz. Solution found: add usbhid.mousepoll=8 to the kernel commandline.
  • Razer
    • Naga Wired USB mouse - the mouse seems to present itself as a keyboard because the numpad on the left-hand side of the device works but the cursor doesn't move.
  • Roccat
    • Kone[+] Wired USB mouse - Nothing happens when moving the mouse, haven't looked further into the issue (B)
  • Trust
    • Optical USB Mouse MI-2250 - Nothing happens when moving the mouse (B)
  • Xenta
    • Multimedia Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set (Mouse Model: HM-3301) (B) - frequent lost connection giving stuttering mouse cursor indicating USB current not enough for dongle

USB WiFi Adapters

See also: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-44703/l/raspberry-pi-wifi-adapter-testing

There is a howto on installing the TL-WN722N adapter here, which also acts as a guide for installing others too.

Working USB Wifi Adapters

These adapters are known to work on the Raspberry Pi. This list is not exhaustive, other adapters may well work, but have not yet been tried.

Note: A WiFi adapter will probably need more power than the Raspberry Pi USB port can provide, especially if there is a large distance from the WiFi adapter to the WiFi Access Point. Therefore, you may need to plug the WiFi adapter into a powered USB hub.

  • 3COM
    • 3CRUSB10075: ZyDAS zd1211rw chipset (!)
  • 7DayShop
    • W-3S01BLK, W-3S01BLKTWIN : Unbranded product available from 7DayShop, in a single or twin pack. [17], [18]. Tested on Debian Wheezy, with the dongle attached directly to the RPi along with the wireless keyboard receiver. Shows up as a Ralink RT5370 device, and no drivers or additional software downloads required. Created wpa.conf, edited 'interfaces' file and restarted the networking. The manufacturer portion of the MAC address (7cdd90) is assigned to "Shenzhen Ogemray Technology Co., Ltd."
  • Alfa
    • AWUS036NEH: Tested on Debian Squeeze (with Ralink firmware package)
    • AWUS036NH: Tested on Arch Linux ARM using the rt2800usb module.
    • AWUS036NH: Tested on Debian Wheezy (with Ralink firmware package)
  • AirLink101
    • AWLL5088: Tested on Debian Wheezy. This adapter is based on the OEM Edimax EW-7811Un. For automatic installation, See MrEngmanns script listed below under the Edimax device.
  • Asus
    • USB-N10 USB ID 0b05:1786, r8712u staging driver, included on Fedora Remix & Arch, must download for Debian and install firmware-realtek from non-free squeeze repo (B) (not needed with latest Raspbian “wheezy” 2012-07-15: this Asus works N10 out of the box)
    • USB-N13 USB ID 0b05:17ab, works with Adafruit Occidentalis v0.1 image as it includes kernel with 8192u driver built-in (B)
    • WL-167G v1 USB ID 0b05:1706, Ralink RT2571 working out-of-the-box on Debian image from 2012-04-19. Requires powered hub, otherwise it is detected by OS but will not function.
  • Belkin
    • Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W]. On Debian requires the firmware-ralink package from the non-free repository. The usbcore module needs to be added to /etc/modules install instructions.
    • Belkin Components F5D8053 ver.6001 Wireless N Adapter [Realtek RTL8188SU]. Tested on OpenELEC (works OOB), RaspBMC (works OOB), Raspian - 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian (followed instructions here) Powered hub required!
    • Belkin Components F7D1101 v1 Basic Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188SU] USB ID 050d:945a, r8712u staging driver, included on Fedora Remix & Arch, must download for Debian and install firmware-realtek from non-free squeeze repo (B)
    • Belkin Components F6D4050 V1 [Realtek RT3070] USB ID: 050d:935a Driver: RT3572STA(recommended),RT2800USB,RT2870STA. Tested under Arch using this guide.
    • Belkin Components F6D4050 V1/V2 [Realtek RT3070] USB ID: 050d:935a / 935b Driver: RT3572STA. Tested with Raspbian - See installation instructions - Powered hub not required!
    • Belkin Components F7D2102 "N300" Micro Wireless USB adapter. Tested with Occidentalis 0.1.
  • BlueProton
    • BT3 USB ID: 0bda:8187; tested on Debian, Fedora & Arch; rtl8187 driver (B)
  • Buffalo
    • USB ID: 0411:01A2 WLI-UC-GNM - Tested on Raspbmc; rt2800usb driver
    • USBWAVE54 [chipset Zydas ZD1211] . [[19]] Works out of the box in OpenELEC. With Raspbian or Debian squeezy/wheezy works with zd1211-firmware .
    • USBWAVE300C [chipset Ralink 2870] . [[20]] Works out of the box in OpenELEC. With Raspbian or Debian squeezy/wheezy works with firmware-ralink .
  • D-Link
    • AirPlus G DWL-G122 (rev. E). USB ID 07d1:3c0f, Ralink RT2870. On Debian requires the firmware-ralink package from the squeeze-firmware non-free repository. (However I experience total crashes on raspbian 2012-07-15 after a few minutes of load on the wlan. Will have to investigate via serial console.)
    • AirPlus G DWL-G122 (rev. C). USB ID 07d1:3c03, Ralink RT2571. Working out-of-the-box on Arch image from 2012-04-29.
    • AirPlus G DWL-G122 (rev. B1). USB ID 2001:3c00, Ralink RT2571. Working out-of-the-box on Arch image from 2012-06-13.
    • DWA-110 (Version A1). Requires the ralink package from the non-free repository on Debian.
    • DWA-123 (Version A1). USB ID 2001:3c17, Ralink RT2800. Working out-of-the-box on Arch image from 2012-04-29.
    • DWA-131 USB ID 07d1:3303,Realtek RTL8192SU, 802.11n Wireless N Nano. Works out of the box on Raspbian “wheezy”. Verified with direct USB : no powered USB hub needed. Also verified when Nano used in powered USB hub. Someone had trouble configuring SSID/Passphrase in etc/network/interfaces file. But no problem & very easy to configure using wicd : wicd is a gui interface on LXDE for network configuration. Install it using command-line : apt-get install wicd. Once configured ith wicd to auto-run on boot, no need to turn back to LXDE. Recommended.
    • DWA-140 (Version B1). USB ID 07d1:3c09, Ralink RT2870. On Debian requires the firmware-ralink package from the squeeze-firmware non-free repository.
    • DWA-140 (Version B2). USB ID 07d1:3c0a, Ralink RT3072. Workaround for faulty firmware binary: Place file rt2870.bin from linux-firmware_1.53.tar.gz in /lib/firmware. Explanation.
    • DWA-160 (Version B1). USB ID 07d1:3c11, Ralink RT2870. On Debian requires the firmware-ralink package from the squeeze-firmware non-free repository.
    • DWA-160 (Version A2). USB ID 07d1:3a09, Atheros AR9170. (NOTE: I can only get it to work through powered USB hub) requires carl9170-fw firmware [21]
  • edup
    • [Edup 150MBPS wifi adapter] USB ID: 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter. Driver is the RT2800USB module, I had to install the firmware as rt2870.bin in /lib/firmware.(requires firmware-ralink from wheezy) (B)
    • edup nano EP-N8508 Use method shown here for debian. Requires powered USB hub for adequate power. When directly powered by Pi, it fails after a few minutes. (B) Unusable with analog audio because when data is being send or recieved the audio get disorted.
  • EnGenius
    • EUB9603 EXT - Realtek r8712u driver
  • Gigabyte
    • Gigabyte GN-WB32L 802.11n USB WLAN Card. Works with the rt2800usb driver.
    • Wireless 11n USB Adapter. Uses RTL8188CUS chipset - cheap on eBay. Installs and works using the install-rtl8188cus-latest.sh script.
  • IOGear
    • GWU625 USB ID 0bda:8172, r8712u staging driver, included on Fedora Remix & Arch, must download for Debian Squeeze and install firmware-realtek from non-free squeeze repo. No need to download firmware when using Debian Wheezy (B)
  • Linksys
    • Linksys (Cisco) WUSB100 ver.2 1737:0078, tested on raspbian; follow Brucalipto.org instructions; not stress tested but works without issues for light network load.
    • Linksys (Cisco) WUSB600N, test on raspbian, details here

  • Micronet
    • Micronet SP907NS, 11N Wireless LAN USB Adapter (uses Realtek RTL8188CUS) works plugged directly into R-Pi USB (B) Debian installation instructions IMPORTANT: read the instructions first to avoid problems, and Auto-install script. The script has been used to install other adapters using the RTL8188CUS chip. Updated driver that handles the latest rpi-updates that kill the original driver, download for manual installation, automatically installed by the Auto-install script.
  • MSI
    • 0db0:6861 MSI-6861 802.11g WiFi adapter (US54G): works with external powered USB hub, requires firmware from here, power management must be disabled: iwconfig wlan0 power off
  • Netgear
    • N150: Reported as WNA1100 device, uses the Atheros ar9271 chipset. On Debian, requires the firmware-atheros package from the squeeze-backports non-free repository (!)
    • N150: Some versions reported as Realtek RTL8188CUS device. Read Micronet entry above and use RTL8188CUS script for installation. Works best plugged into powered USB hub.
    • WG111v1: Prism54 chipset. Needs powered hub. Follow info for Prism54 chipset on Debian wiki.
    • WG111v2: Realtek rtl8187 chipset (!)
  • OvisLink
    • Evo-W300USB: USB ID 148f:2270 Ralink Technology RT2770. apt-get install firmware-ralink
  • Patriot Memory
    • PCUSBW1150 Wireless 11N USB adapter (uses Realtek RTL8188CUS) Install using Micronet script. Works only through powered usb hub.
    • PCBOWAU2-N Wireless 11N USB adapter (uses Realtek RTL8191SU chip) Installed using r8712u Kernel module
  • Rosewill
    • RNX-N180UBE Wireless B/G/N Adapter
      • Realtek RTL8191SU chipset, USB-ID 0bda:8172
      • Tested in Arch, works out of box. Powered USB hub required.
      • Tested in Raspbian, used wicd to configure network settings. Powered USB hub Required.
    • RNX-G1 Wireless B/G Adapter
      • Realtek RTL8187 chipset, USB-ID 0bda:8187
      • Tested in Arch, works out of box. USB hub required.
  • Sagem
    • Sagem Wireless USB stick XG-760N : USB ID 079b:0062, Module is not shipped in Debian image, but can be "sudo apt-get install zd1211-firmware"
  • SMC
    • SMCWUSBS-N : Hardware detected as rt2800 but missing firmware; "sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink" fixed it
    • SMCWUSB-G : Gives "couldn't load firmware" error. "sudo apt-get install zd1211-firmware" fixes it.
  • Tenda
    • USB 11n adapter on a G network: Ralink 2870/3070 driver (!)
    • Tenda W311U Mini 11N Wireless USB Adapter (USB-ID 148f:3070): Ralink 2870/3070 driver; needs powered hub. Debian installation instructions
  • TP-Link
    • TL-WN422G v2 (ath9k_htc) Works OOTB in Debian Wheezy Beta. Runs without powered Hub when plugged into running RasPi, but the RasPi won't boot while the stick is plugged in.
    • TL-WN721N (ath9k_htc device with htc_9271.fw file from http://linuxwireless.org/download/htc_fw/1.3/htc_9271.fw); needs powered USB Hub (B) | works OOTB with wheezy raspbian (2012-08-16) connected directly to raspberry pi (B) and AP functionality tested with hostapd.
    • TL-WN722N (ath9k_htc device with htc_9271.fw file from http://linuxwireless.org/download/htc_fw/1.3/htc_9271.fw); needs powered USB Hub (B)
    • TL-WN821N v3 (ath9k_htc, htc_7010.fw); works out of the box on ArchLinuxARM and on OpenElec (>r11211), Problems with prior OpenElec; needs powered USB Hub (B)
  • ZyXEL
    • NWD2105 USB ID: 0586:341e, RT3070 chipset, rt2800usb driver (B)

Problem USB Wifi Adapters

These adapters were tested and found to have issues the Raspberry Pi. Note [22] as a possible solution/explanation for errors while running LXDE.

  • Linksys
    • WUSB300N (Vendor ID: 13B1, Product ID: 0029) - Tested with Raspbian, OpenELEC, among others. No Linux chipset support for Marvell 88W8362 at all.
  • LogiLink
    • WL0085 tested under debian (squeeze, wheezy, raspbian); no stable connection can be established. This gets even worse when X is running.
  • MicroNEXT
    • MN-WD152B (Debian image) modprobe hangs when plugged in, lsusb hangs. udevd errors in the logs. [23] [24]
      • Possible fix: try the new Adafruit Occidentalis v0.1 image (based on Raspbian Wheezy) as it includes the needed 8192cu driver builtin to the kernel
  • Realtek
    • RTL8188CUS USB-ID 0bda:8176, kernel oops in dmesg and freeze when pulled from USB. (B)
  • Trendnet
    • TEW-424UB USB ID: 0bda:8189; tested on Debian, Fedora & Arch; rtl8187 driver; errors with LXDE running (B)
  • TP-Link
    • TL-WN821N USB ID: 0cf3:7015; tested on Debian; requires htc_7010.fw firmware; ath9k_htc driver; errors with LXDE running (B)
    • TL-WN723N USB ID: 0bda:8176; tested on Arch without a powered hub; it seems to draw too much current.

USB Bluetooth adapters

Working Bluetooth adapters

  • Asus USB-BT211
  • Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) - (USB ID 0a12:0001)
    • Example of above is; TOPDIGI UA01 Bluetooth USB Dongle Plug and Play (install bluez package from std repos)
    • Tesco own brand 'Technika' Nano Bluetooth Adaptor has the Cambridge Silicon Radio chipset and works fine, cost £5.97 at time of posting.
    • Hama USB Bluetooth 3.0 adapter (Class 1) ~£10 on amazon.co.uk.
    • Another sample: Product ID: 0a12:0001, pictured here: http://www.element14.com/community/message/58288
  • D-Link DBT-122, with ID 07d1:f101, using a Broadcom chip
  • IOGear GBU321 (Broadcom BCM2045 Chipset)
    • Works with Raspbian Wheezy directly attached to Pi and via powered USB hub.

Problem Bluetooth adapters

  • Belkin
    • Belkin F8T017. Tested with Raspbian 2012-07-15 and bluez installed with apt-get. When dongle is inserted into Pluscom powered USB hub, my remote PuTTY session scrolls incredibly slowly (testing with ls -R to generate text). Suspect network issue. Lots of errors on dmesg too. Pi itself is responsive when using directly. On removal of the device everything goes back to normal.
  • Generic
    • Bluetooth "3.0" Dongle. Doesn't work reliably - eg. after some time it will hang and the device will need to be reset using fcntl. The device id is 1131:1004 Integrated System Solution Corp. Bluetooth Device.

USB Ethernet adapters

Working Ethernet adapters

  • Wintech
    • USB 2.0 LanCard Model: LAU-15 (CK0049C) using the mcs7830 driver. Probably needs more than 100 mA current. [25]
  • LogiLink
    • USB 2.0 UA0144: AX88772 chipset using the asix kernel driver. Tested only on powered USB hub so far.
  • Apple
    • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter using asix kernel driver. Works out of the box on Raspbian, haven't tested on any other OS.
  • Edimax
    • Edimax EU-4230 USB2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter with 3 port USB hub. Works out of the box. Needs its own power source.
  • A-Link
    • A-Link NA1GU Gigabit USB 2.0 ethernet adapter

This adapter works, but (probably) requires a bit of work. The driver for the chipset (Asix AX88178) included with the Raspbian kernel (v 3.1.9+ Aug 7 2012) does not work. With that driver the device is detected, but it does not seem to be possible to actually put any traffic through it. :-( In order to make it work you need to download the latest driver from the chipset manufacturer. The version I used was "Linux kernel 3.x/2.6.x Driver" v4.4.0, released 2012-05-18. Fortunately this is GNU GPLv2 -licenced source code and not a binary blob, so compiling it for the Raspberry Pi is perfectly doable. The hardest part was in fact getting the Linux source code required, because the repositores contained the source for the wrong kernel version. >:-( Fortunately there is a very useful guide for how to get the sources from github, and preparing that source so that you can compile modules. Unfortunately you will have to compile the kernel (even if you don't actually install it) - which will take the better part of the day on the Raspberry, but once that's done you can unpack the driver source and just run "make && sudo make install". Reboot and you should have a fully working ethernet adapter.

The adapter seems to work without a powered USB hub, but according to the specifications it can draw up to 190 mA, so there might be stability issues if additional power is not provided.

Problem Ethernet adapters

  • Axago
    • Axago ADE-X1 10/100 Ethernet Adapter (usb: 9710:7830 driver:mcs7830). Adapter working about 10 minutes without problem, but after that kernel write error message to dmesg and no packet is received. Needed to unplug and plug USB again. Tested with and without powered USB hub.

USB Sound Cards

You will usually want the alsa package for sound. In the Debian image for Raspberry Pi (and possibly other distributions) USB sound cards are prevented from loading as the first sound card, which can be an annoyance if it's the only device you have. To disable this behaviour edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and comment out the last line; options snd-usb-audio index=-2

USB 3G Dongles

  • Huawei E220
  • Franklin U600 from Sprint / VirginMobile
    • Use usb_modeswitch and vendor 0x1fac and product 0x0150/0x0151
  • Digicom Internet Key 7.2 HSUPA MU372-L01 [26]

Tested on Raspbian and Archlinux. Detected as 230d:0001. Works with cdc_acm driver. Install usb_modeswitch. There are 2 "com ports"( /dev/ttyACM0 and /dev/ttyACM1 ) . Tested with Network Manager.Works also perfectly with SAKYS3G [27] tools (!! led is always off !!) and wvdial. A working wvdial.conf : http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10361881&postcount=28 . (for example for Vodafone IT , replace Init3 with this : Init3 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","web.omnitel.it" and replace line Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0 with Modem = /dev/ttyACM1 ) and run with wvdial voda .

USB IR Receivers

SMK Manufacturing, Inc. eHome Infrared Receiver (Works out of the box with OpenELEC)

USB Radio devices

  • FM Radio
    • ADS InstantFM Music - FM radio tuner works fine under debian.

USB TV Tuners and DVB devices

  • August
    • DVB-T205, based on rtl2832u chipset, working with this driver. Tested with Saorview (Irish DTT service), both HD & SD.
  • DVBSky
    • Mystique SaTiX-S2 Sky USB: Scanning/watching SD and HD works via vdr and streamdev plugin, watching on the Pi directly is laggy as hell. DVB-USB and I2C support must be enabled in the kernel. Needs drivers/firmware from here.
  • Technisat
  • Hauppauge
    • Hauppauge NOVA-T Stick (Revision 70xxx) DiBcom DiB0700 chipset, requires powered hub.
    • Hauppauge NOVA-TD Stick (Revision 52xxx) DiBcom DiB0700 chipset, requires powered hub.
  • Generic

USB Webcams

Debian image is missing v4l kernel modules, so video devices are not available. Kernel and firmware upgrade can possibly be used to fix this[28].

Working USB Webcams

  • Creative
    • Creative VF0470 Live! (works out of the box on ArchLinux)
    • Creative VF0260 Live! Cam Vista IM (works out of the box)
    • Webcam Notebook PD1170 (detects, untested)
  • HP
    • Webcam HD-2200 (Amazon) (HP) (Walmart)
    • Webcam HP-3100 - UVCVideo /dev/video0 Needs chmod to 666 to operate. Will work without hub if only device in USB ports. Works with both Arch and wheezy out of the box
  • Logitech
    • Webcam C200
    • Webcam C270 (with external power)
    • Webcam C310 does not require a powered hub to capture snapshots
    • Webcam C510
    • Webcam C525 (works fine without powered hub)
    • QuickCam Orbit/Sphere USB webcam (ext. power)
    • QuickCam Pro 9000 - powered by Raspi, working on debian wheezy
    • Webcam Pro 9000 (046d:0809), powered by RPi (measured ~120 mA capturing at ~5 fps), works on Arch
  • Medion
    • MD86511 - powered by Raspi, working on Raspbian “wheezy” from 2012-07-15
  • Microsoft
    • Xbox Live Vision camera (045e:0294), powered by Raspi, working on Arch
    • LifeCam HD-6000 - Powered by Raspberry Pi. Working on Raspbian "wheezy" (2012-07-15)
    • LifeCam NX-6000 - Powered by Raspberry Pi. Working on Debian "wheezy"
    • LifeCam VX-3000 - On "raspbian" wheezy (though there do appear to be some issues with image quality and getting partial frames and such, with fswebcam)
    • LifeCam VX-800 - Powered by Raspberry Pi. Working out of the box on Raspbian (Amazon)
  • Sony
    • PlayStation Eye (for PlayStation 3) (the occasional frame is corrupted/stutters when running at 640x480)
  • Trust
    • 2MP Auto Focus Webcam (works out of the box on ArchLinux)

Problem USB Webcams

  • Logitech
    • Webcam Pro 9000 - Has issues capturing images at higher than default resolutions (using motion - Arch and Debian).
    • Webcam Pro 4000 - It uses pwc driver which does not work. Maybe it's because of general Raspi USB bug.
  • Microsoft
    • Lifecam HD5000 - Picture breaks up at the bottom
  • Sony
    • Eye Toy (PlayStation 2) model SLEH 00030 - (OV519 camera). Picture constantly breaks up on xawtv and wxcam under Arch Linux. Noted there were ISOC data error len=0 status=-4004 errors in dmesg. This happens when powered from the Pi and when powered from a Pluscom USB hub. Arch was updated on 17th July 2012
  • Trust
    • SPACEC@M 200 - (OV511 camera). Picture stops after a few seconds in xawtv under Arch Linux and xawtv reports libv4l2 errors. This happens when powered from the Pi and when powered from a Pluscom USB Hub. Arch was updated on 17th July 2012

USB GPS devices

  • Royaltek
    • Royaltek RGM 2000 SiRF2 using the included serial (TTL) to USB - converter. That uses a Profilic pl2303-chip so you'll need to compile the module or the kernel manually
  • Garmin
  • GlobalSat
    • GlobalSat BU-353 Does not require a powered hub, works fine when directly plugged into the RPi. On Raspian, requires the gpsd and gpsd-client packages. For some reason, the gpsd daemon does not always start correctly on boot. You may need to do something like the following to manually restart it:
      sudo killall gpsd; sudo gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 -F /var/run/gpsd.sock
  • Wintec
    • WBT-200: No problem on Debian
  • Holux
    • Holux M-215: Works fine on Arch, uses Silicon Labs CP210x RS232 serial adaptor driver
  • Bluenext
    • Bluenext BN903S: No problem on Debian image (19-04-2012).

USB UART adapters

The USB UART adapter is used to access the serial console of the Raspberry Pi from a development host such as a laptop or desktop PC. The USB end connects to the PC and the UART header end connects to the USB. While it is possible to connect the USB end to another Raspberry Pi, this configuration has not been tested unless explicitly mentioned against an individual entry below.

  • FTDI
    • FT232 chip based adapters work, module ftdi_sio
  • Prolific
    • PL2303 chip based adaptors works fine on latest Debian tested with minicom and gtkterm

Other, exotic USB devices


Home automation

  • Tellstick (www.telldus.com), installation instructions
    • Depends on libftdi1

Touch Screen

  • ACER T230H touch screen [29]
    • USB TS identifies as "Quanta Computer, Inc. Optical dual-touch panel", module hid_quanta
    • Seems to draw over 200 mA from USB!

Floppy Disk Drive

  • Samsung USB Floppy Drive SFD-321U/HP
    • I suppose a floppy drive might be considered exotic nowadays!
    • LSUSB lists it as Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Floppy Disk Drive
    • Only tried connected to a powered USB hub, as the drive is labelled 5V at 0.5A on a Raspberry Pi running Debian Wheezy.
    • tail -f /var/log/syslog looking for mount device when plugged in, came up as SDA in testing.
    • sudo mkdir /media/floppy
    • sudo mount /dev/sda /media/floppy
    • Contents of floppy now available in /media/floppy
    • To remove drive, ensure no sessions have the floppy directory as the current working directory.
    • sudo umount /media/floppy

USB Missile Launcher

  • USB Missile Launcher / Rocket Launcher sold in UK by Marks and Spencer but also sold under a range of other names.

USB Docking Stations

  • StarTech USB 3.0 to Dual 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD Dock (SATDOCK2U3GB)
    • This is an externally powered dual sata HDD docking station, which has USB2.0 compatibility with the Pi.
    • Tested with latest raspbmc and debian wheezy raspbian, 3.1.9+ #168

PS2 / AT to USB Converters

Note that although the adapter might work, PS/2 keyboards were not designed to be low power USB devices, so they might not meet the requirement to work with considerable lowered supply voltage (4.4 volt) provided by the USB ports of the raspberry PI. These keyboards should work when powered by a powered hub.

Tested PS2/AT keybords

All above tested with the famous "blue cube" on a powered USB hub.

  • IBM Model F (please note requires an aditonal AT to PS2 converter)
  • Dell AT101w
  • Northgate Ominikey Ultra T (please note requires an aditonal AT to PS2 converter)
  • 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. PS/2 keyboard + mouse controller
    • Working: Ipex RT215KTW PS/2 keyboard
    • Not working: HP SK-2502 PS/2 keyboard (gets power but does not init - three LEDs remain permanently lit. Keyboard + Holtek converter work on a Linux PC, although this keyboard doesn't work with some native PS/2 ports.)

Power adapters

The Raspberry Pi uses a standard Micro USB (type B) power connector, which runs at 5v. Generally you can use a MicroUSB to USB cable and then either power the Raspberry Pi directly from your main computers USB ports (if they provide enough power), or by using a USB to Mains adaptor. A number of mobile phones use MicroUSB power cables, and these are compatible with the Raspberry Pi in most cases. Below is a list of power adaptors known to work.

Working power Adapters

  • AlcaPower
    • 5V 2.5A Model AP5A - Charger/switching with 7 connectors(also Microusb)
  • Ansmann
      • Dual USB charger slim, Model-Nr. 1201-0001
  • Apple
    • 5V 2.1A USB charger for iPad2, model A1357
    • 5V 1.0A USB Charger for iPod
    • 5V 1.0A USB Charger for iPhone 4
  • Amazon
    • 5V 0.85A USB charger for Kindle
    • 5V 2A Mains to USB A adaptor, Branded "CostMad"
  • Belkin
    • 5V 2.6A 4 port Ultra-Slim Desktop hub (Model F4U040) (RPi running from USB Hub port)
    • 5V 2.5A 4 port USB Hub (Model F5U404) (RPi running from USB Hub port)
    • 5V 3.5A 7 port USB Hub (Model F5U706) (RPi running from USB Hub port)
    • Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger (Model BZ103050-TVL)
    • Universal USB Wall Charger (5V 1A) (Model F8Z222uk)
  • Blackberry
    • Charger for Pearl Flip 8220, Bold 9600 (B)
    • Charger for Tour 9630
    • 5V 0.7A Model PSM04R-0500CHW1(M), RIM Part Number HDW-17957-003 (B)
    • 5v 750mA Model RIM-C-0004aDUUUC-001, RIM Part Number HWD-24481-001 (comes with Blackberry 9300)
    • 5v 750mA Model RIM-C-0004ADUUS-001 035D, Single port plug. (Tested with USB B to Micro USB cable from Logitech H760 Headset)
  • Dell
    • USB Hub integrated in Dell monitors (B)
  • Garmin
    • 5V 1A charger (Model: PSA105R-050Q) supplied with Garmin Edge 800 GPS. Requires a USB-A to MicroUSB-B cable. Belkin 6ft cable (F3U151B06) works.
  • Griffin
    • Power Block Model P2417. 5V 2.1A
    • Power Block Model P1190R2 Two USB 5V Outputs, 1Amp each
  • Hama
    • 1000mA Travel Charger for Micro USB universal (barcode nr: 4 007249 935854)
  • HP
    • 5.3V 2A Charger for HP Touchpad (B)
  • HTC
    • 5V 1A TCP-300 USB phone charger (B)
    • 5V 1A TC B250 USB charger (HTC R/N: 79H00096-00M)
    • 5V 1A TC E250 USB charger (HTC R/N: 79H00098-02M)
  • i-box (Philex Electronic Ltd)
    • 5V 1A USB charger, 1 USB socket, no USB lead supplied, Model: 76971HS/02 (available from ASDA and others in the UK) (B).
  • Innergie
    • 15W Dual USB Adapter. Model: mMini AC15. Output: 5V, 3A (max per port), 15W max. Spec Sheet
  • Kodak
    • 5V 1A TESA5G1-0501200
    • 5V 1.0A K20-AM
  • LG
    • 4.8V 1A Travel Adapter
    • 5.1V .7A Travel Adapter (Model: STA-U34WVI)
  • Logic
    • 4 port USB Hub (Model LP4HUB10). (RPi running from USB Hub port, red power line (+5v) inside hub cut) (B)
  • LogiLink
    • 5V 2.1A Switching power supply, model PA0040 (B)
  • Logitech
    • 5V 1A SDC115-USB Remote Control Charger and cable
  • Maplin Electronics
    • 5V 1A dual USB power supply, model number H25B-MT-K2
    • Micro USB Power Supply N19HX
  • Medion
    • 5V 1A USB power supply for OYO ebook reader
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
    • 5V 1.2A AC-10E Charger
  • Noname
    • 5V 2.1A KMS-AC09 4 port USB charger (B) [30]
    • 5.2V 1A MW-3NU10GT - no cable, but this one works well (1m): [31]
  • Novatel Wireless
    • 5V 1.05A Charger, model number SSW-1811, packaged with Verizon Wireless MiFi device
  • Orange
    • 5V 0.7A Charger for Orange San Francisco
  • Palm
    • 5V 1A Charger for Palm Pixi+ (B)
  • Pantech
    • 5.0V 1A CNR USB with LG DLC100 micro usb cable
  • Phihong
    • Switching Power Supply. Model: PSAC09R-050. Output: 5V, 1.8A, microUSB. Digi-key Link
  • PortaPow
    • PortaPow UK Mains Wall Power Supply
  • RS Components'
    • HNP06UK (RS 7263069) Switching Adapter 5.0V 1200mA
  • Samsung
    • 5V 0.7A Charger for Galaxy S model ETA0U10EBE
    • 5V 0.7A Charger for Galaxy SII
    • 5V 0.7A Charger for Galaxy S Vibrant (SGH-T959)
  • Shun Shing
    • 100-240VAC to 5VDC 1A USB power supply, model SP5Q-AU Jaycar
  • Sony Ericsson
    • 5V 0.7A Charger CST-80
  • Travel Charger
  • Technika
    • 5V 1A USB Power Adapter, model MPASS01 (B)
  • The Pi Hut
  • Trisonic
    • TS-CP600T - MICRO USB HOME & TRAVEL CHARGER (5V, 800mA) $3 at Daiso U.S. stores.
  • TruePower
    • U-Socket 5V 2.1A AC Receptacle with Built-in USB ports (2.1A per USB port) model ACE-7169
  • Voltcraft
    • SPS5-12W, 2500 mA, requires additional USB <-> miniUSB adapter/cable, works perfectly (bought from Conrad Shop)

Problem power Adapters

  • Masterplug
    • Masterplug Surge Protected USB Adaptor 2 x 1A USB Polished Black - USB ports and ethernet don't work with this adapter and some screen artefacts using HDMI.
  • Monoprice
    • 5v, 2A 3 Outlet Power Surge Protector Wall Tap w/ 2 Built-In USB Charger - some display artifacts, sometimes unable to find mouse, some failures to boot. Measured less than 4.75v between TP1 and TP2 when used with a Monoprice cable.

External Battery packs (with 5V regulated output)

  • Anker Astro3
    • Anker Astro3 10000mAh with Dual 2A USB Output
  • Duracell
    • PPS2 Instant USB Charger
  • Energizer/XPAL
    • XP18000 18000mAh Power Pack
  • Generic - eBay no brand
    • 6000T Pocket Power 5000mAh - eBay item 271009959140
    • Power Bank for iPad/iPhone 5000mAh (looks the same as a New Trent IMP50D or TeckNet iEP380) - eBay item 280914455938
  • New Trent
    • iCurve IMP70D 7000mAh (Approx 12hrs from full charge)
  • Sinoele
    • Movpower - Power Bank 5200mAh (8hrs with Wifi active)
  • TeckNet
    • iEP387 Dual-Port 7000mAh External Power Bank (The charging lead can be used to connect the Tecknet to the RPi. Ran the RPi with wifi dongle and wireless keyboard receiver for over 9 hours of light use.)
    • iEP392 Dual-Port 12000mAh External Power Bank (1A port, ~16.5 hours)
    • Rayovac PS60 5v 800mAh

Display adapters

Note that active converter boxes may draw power through the HDMI port, and thus will put an extra load on your PSU, and also increase the current running through the PI's primary input fuse. HDMI ports (and the raspberry PI) are designed so that they deliver a very limited amount of power (50mA) to the TV/Monitor/display-adapter and much more isn't in theory allowed. In fact there is a diode (D1) in series with the power line which can only handle 200mA, if the adapter tries to draw much more than that the diode might fail. Therefore only externally powered adapters are to be recommended. Despite this, many people report success with these high powered devices.


There are three kinds of DVI. There is DVI-D, a digital signal fully compatible with HDMI, so a passive cable can be used. There is DVI-I, which is a connector with both analog pins and digital pins. An HDMI to DVI-D adapter fits in a DVI-I female connector. Finally, there is DVI-A. This a fairly rare connection, but occasionally it will be found on some monitors and is an analog interface, in fact the same as VGA!

Some adapters like Farnell part AK-CBHD03-BK are HDMI to DVI-I, which, while not fitting in a DVI-D monitor, are still compatible. The analog pins simply must be bent.

The HDMI to DVI-D cable provided by Apple with the 2010 Mac Mini worked. It does not appear this adapter can be purchased separately.

  • AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable (model SK231) works and is inexpensive.

HDMI->VGA converter boxes

Most will require use RPi_config.txt. Start off with hdmi_safe=1.

Sanoxy HDMI to VGA converter, $27 from Amazon, no changes required with official Raspbian Wheezy image (2012-Jul-15), note: had already disabled overscan previously

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KEIRNG -- "Neewer" HDMI to VGA -- some issues discussed below: However, according to user "Tom1989" the same Neewer HDMI to VGA adapter burned out BAT54 Schottky diode D1 on the RasPi and broke its HDMI output: Serious HDMI Problems. What's that smell? Burning Raspberry!. On that thread, "mahjongg" suggested the NXP (or equivalent) PMEG2010AET as a high-current replacement for D1. The PMEG2010AET has 1A max forward current, much greater than the BAT54's 200 mA limit which may be exceeded by your HDMI -> VGA converter. Remember that the converter's current must come from your RasPi power supply and go through the Micro USB cable and polyfuse F3, so you may get extra voltage drops and/or cause F3 to trip depending on how much current the converter uses. As always with board modifications, YMMV. Also on the "Burning Raspberry!" thread, user "pwinwood" reported the Neewer's current to be 400 mA, which is twice the limit of BAT54 diode D1. "pwinwood" also took the Neewer apart and added its own +5V connection adapted from a USB cable, which bypasses RasPi's Micro USB cable and polyfuse F3.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/KanaaN-Adapter-Converter-Cable-Resolutions/dp/B007QT0NNW -- "Kanaan" HDMI-VGA

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130699741793 -- eBay is swarming with $16 converters all like this one.

This adapter -- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300692770623 -- works from 640x480 up to 1920x1080, audio over HDMI works too. Sadly the IC's on the PCB have all been scrubbed. Requires HDMI boost and overscan, config.txt settings for 640x480@60Hz:

According to user "Mortimer" -- HDFuryPro HDMI to YPbBr/VGA Converter found on Amazon -- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Inputs-Component-Video-YPbPr-Converter/dp/B00797ZZ4S/ -- Works with Raspberry Pi. Tested against a Philips 170B 1280x1024 LCD monitor, producing a full native resolution image. Not tested against a Component Video TV yet, and audio has yet to be got working. The config.txt settings used are:

According to user "Mortimer" -- HDFury1 1080p HDMI to VGA Converter from HDFury.com. I'm not sure the HDFury1 can be got a hold of easily nowadays, I happened to have access to one to try out. HDFury2, 3 and 4 are available as far as I can tell, but are very pricey compared to alternatives. HDFury1 was around £80 when we bought one for a project at work. HDFury2 seems to be around £130, 3 and 4 are getting on towards £200 or more. So not to be recommended as a solution unless you happen to have one lying around. I don't believe there is any relationship between the company that produces these and the HDFuryPro I bought for myself (See above). I didn't alter any config settings, just plugged it in. It doesn't work without having its external power supply connected, as it requires 0.4A, which is too much draw for the 5V supply available from the HDMI socket on the Raspberry Pi. Its power LED lights, but no picture is produced. In comparison to the HDFuryPro this picture from this device is sharper, but not enough to justify the extra cost. The config.txt settings used are:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007SM7O2U/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00 - "Cable Matters"

Here It is another option: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/hdmi-v1-4-male-to-vga-female-converter-adapter-cable-white-15cm-130458, is cheap (it's free shipping from china) and works perfectly, I tested it with an Acer VGA monitor (AL1511), without no change in my XBMC distribution. The config.txt for Raspbian (Flatron VGA monitor 1024 * 768):

And another one: http://cgi.ebay.pl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251086464644. Very cheap but works perfectly. No config.txt changes was needed at all. I've booted Raspbian and OpenELEC. Monitor is detected correctly and the optimal resolution is set (Raspbian) or you can change the res in the menu (OpenELEC). The /opt/vc/bin/tvservice is able to read monitor edid data. I tested the adapter using NEC 72VM 15" LCD. (1280x1024 60Hz, 1024x768 60Hz, 640x480 works) The adapter is based on Lontium LT8511A chip, but I was unable to get the spec for it. The D1 diode is getting very hot though. Most likely the adapter drives more than 200mA. The standard RS Components 1,2A usb power supply is able to provide enough power for the RPi and the adapter. I'll try to modify the adapter to connect external power to bypass D1. Marcin.

DVI-D -> VGA active adapters

None are currently listed


SCART adapters (SCART plugs with three RCA connectors in the back), will probably work when used with the yellow RCA plug connected to the R-PI's RCA video output. Additionally using a splitter cable (3.5mm jack plug on one end, and red-white RCA plugs on the other end) will probably work when plugged into the red and white (left and right audio channels) of the SCART adapter.

  • Generic - works

Composite->VGA converter boxes

SD cards

Note that manufacturers change their designs over time, even as the specs stay the same. (E.g. an ACME 8 GB class 4 card manufactured in 2011 might work, while one manufactured in 2012 might not.) For this reason, please specify product numbers in the lists below, when possible.

You can also attach the following fields from your card's CID :

cd /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc?/mmc?:*
echo "man:$(cat manfid) oem:$(cat oemid) name:$(cat name) hwrev:$(cat hwrev) fwrev:$(cat fwrev)"

please merge with http://elinux.org/RPi_Performance#SD_card

Preinstalled SD Cards

Sandisk SD Cards Preinstalled with the latest Raspbian operating system are available from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store.

Working SD Cards

    • 8GB Professional SDHC Class 10 (man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD08G hwrev:0x3 fwrev:0x0)
  • Adata
    • 2GB SD Class 2 Speedy (8B0947 printed on back) This card works with every distro I tried. May be old, may not be the fastest, but is very stable.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (BH1109416141G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 2 (MMB3F08GWMCA-GE)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (MicroSD w/ adapter)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (MMAGR08GUDCA-DB)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (AUSDH8GCL10-R)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (ASDH8GCL10-R) Tested on 2012-06-18-wheezy-beta.zip
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (P-SDH8G10-EC from BJ's USA tested on Raspbian)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (16GSDHC10)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (microSD w/ adapter AUSDH16GCL10-RA1)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (ASDH32GCL10-R) Tested on wheezy-beta with latest kernel and firmware and raspbian wheezy
  • AmazonBasics
  • Apacer
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 10 (with adapter)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6
  • Centon
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4 (1447 printed on back)
  • CnMemory
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (Silver/Black label says 'High Capacity Card') 84209_8GB_SDHC, bought from Maplins. No error messages seen, but operation is much slower than with a SanDisk 4GB Class 4 card.
  • Dane-Elec
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4
    • 16GB Pro 200X Class 10 DEMS16GB2683ENBA
  • Dikom
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (serial 207H3MD016IBSD)
  • Duracell
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (labelled Pro Photo 200x)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (man:0x00001d oem:0x4144 name:SD hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) (~4.6MB/s read, ~4.4MB/s write on debian6-19-04-2012, following RPi_Performance#SD_card)
  • Emtec
    • 2GB SD man:0x000027 oem:0x5048 name:SD02G hwrev:0x2 fwrev:0x0
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (EKMSD4G60XHCN)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (EKMSD16G150XHC) (less than half as fast as Sandisk 16gb Class 10)
  • Extrememory
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (man:0x000012 oem:0x3456 name:F0F0F hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
  • Fugi
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (P10NM00580A) (man:0x000073 oem:0x4247 name:NCard hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
  • Hama
    • 2GB SD Class 2
    • 8GB SDHC High Speed Pro Class 6
  • Hema (Dutch dept. store)
    • 4GB
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4
  • Goodram
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 4
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 4 (SDU16GHCAGRR10)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10
  • HP
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (doesn't reboot during first time startup process, but restart again and fine after that).
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10
    • 4GB SDHC Class 10 (also had no issues)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (image write had issues, might be my inexperience. It boots & shows Xserver)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (had no issues whatsoever, the comment above might be a dud.)
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 10
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (20MB/sec)
    • 32GB microSDHC Class 10 (20MB/sec)
  • Integral
    • 4GB SDHC Ultima Pro Class 10
    • 8GB SDHC Ultima Pro Class 6 (Works - initial error -110 but boots within 5 seconds with no further errors or issues)
    • 8GB SDHC Ultima Pro Class 10 (20MB/s) (Works - initial error -110 but boots within 5 seconds with no further errors or issues)
    • 16GB SDHC Ultima Pro Class 6
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Ultima Pro (20MB/s)
  • Joyflash
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (LTSD1112016GB)
  • Kingmax
    • 4GB SDHC Class 2
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 4 (KM04GMCSDHC4) won`t reboot when it`s hot
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 4 (KM08GMCSDHC41A) won`t reboot when it`s hot
  • Kingston
    • 2GB SD
    • 2GB microSD (N0185-002.A00LF) + Adapter (File system .img written via Transcend microSDHC "USB stick-like" adapter - P3-102510)
    • 4GB microSD Class 4
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SD4/4GB)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (SD4/8GB) (does not work with current build of raspbmc)
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 4 (SDC4/8GB)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (SD6/8GB) (errors on boot, boots Debian ok, does not work with raspbmc rc2)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (SD10G2/8GB, SD10V/8GB, ultimateX 100X, ultimateX 120X)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4 (SD4/16GB)
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (SDC10/16GB)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (SD10G2/16GB, ultimateX 100X)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (SD4/16GBET)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (SD10V)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (SD10G2/32GB, ultimateX 100X)
  • Kodak
    • 4GB SDHC Class 2
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4
  • Kruidvat
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4
  • Lexar
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (Boots consistently and no error messages in log after 1/2 hour use ) (works with Raspbmc)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 Platinum II (from Microcenter)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Premium Series
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Platinum II
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 Platinum II
    • 32GB microSDHC HIGH-SPEED Class 10 (from Amazon)
    • 128GB SDXC UHS-I Card LSD128CTBNA400 (from Amazon)
  • Master
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 [man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0]
  • Medion
    • 8GB Class 4 SDHC UK sourced (Aldi)
  • Microcenter Brand (sold in bins at checkout)
  • Mushkin
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (MKNSDHCU1-16GB) [32]
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (MKNSDHCC10-32GB) [33]
  • Mustang
  • MyMemory
  • OCZ
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Gold Series (08110596-8GB-6) tested with Debian Squeeze (official Raspberry Pi distribution debian6-19-04-2012.zip)
  • Optima
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (Pro-Speed)
  • Panasonic
  • Patriot
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (PSF8GSDHC10-PC)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 LX Series (PSF8GSDHC10-PC1)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (PSF16GMCSDHC10)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 LX Series (PSF16GSDHC10) (19.3MB/s read, 9.3MB/s write)
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (PSF16GMSHC10) (requires recent kernel update for boot)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (PSF32GSDHC10)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 (PEF32GSDHC10U1) (20.4MB/s read, 12.1MB/s write)
  • Peak
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 4 (MMBTR04GUBCA-ME) tested with Arch
  • Philips
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (FM08SD35B)
  • Platinum
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (man:0x00006f oem:0x0000 name:SMI hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0)
    • 64GB SDCX Class 10
  • Play.com
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (S4E3CD04GEFAA 0907090121106)
  • PNY
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 Optima (SD-K04G 0834TT1297Y)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4. Micro SD Card with adapter.
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10. Micro SD card with adapter.
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (P-SDHC16G10-GE)
      • See the note for P-SDHC16G10-EF. Works with Wheezy, does not work with Squeeze, Arch, or Fedora Remix.
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (P-SDHC16G10-EF)
      • Works with Debian Wheezy
      • Does not work with Debian Squeeze (debian6-19-04-2012: mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt).
      • Does not work with Arch Linux Arm (archlinuxarm-29-04-2012: no video is displayed, solid red power light, tiny green light)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Pro-Elite (P-SDH16U1-30-GE). Works with raspbmc, haven't tested others.
  • pqi
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6
      • Works with official debian6-19-04-2012
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (8DK52-122ME)
  • Samsung
    • 4GB SDHC
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (MB-SS8GAEU)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-MP8GA, MB-SP8GA/EU, MB-SP8GA/AM)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 (MB-SSAGAEU)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-SPAGA aka MB-SPAGAEU)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-SSBGA, MBSSBGVEOBGA-SH) fine with Debian Wheezy, but does not work with Debian Squeeze (debian6-19-04-2012: mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt).
  • SanDisk
    • 2GB SD, white "SanDisk for Wii" branded, no class mentioned
    • 2GB SD (with a circle 2 --probably class 2), writes at 3.5 Mb/s
    • 2GB SD Class 2 (BE0816113150D)
    • 2GB SD Class 4 Ultra (15MB/s)
    • 2GB SD Class 4 Ultra II
    • 2GB SD Ultra II (BE0719111366D)
    • 2GB SD Extreme III (BE0715105083B)
    • 2GB SD Extreme III (BE0804212046D) - 20MB/s - Class 6
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 - Preinstalled with Raspbian Wheezy Linux. (from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SDSDB-004G-B35)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SDSDB-004G-BT35). Confirmed working with stock debian6-19-04-2012.img
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (BH1210821913G)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SDSDH2-004G-AC11, BH1127216239D) Costco 2-pack, booting Wheezy 2012-07-15
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 Ultra (SDSDH-004G-U46) won`t reboot when it`s hot
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 Ultra II
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (30MB/s BH1200421822D)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (SDSDH-004G-U46 - BH1136121837G, BH1130521822D)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BH10297143382G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 - Preinstalled with Raspbian Wheezy Linux. (from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (writes at ~1.5MB/s)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 Ultra labelled as 15MB/s (BI1024716014G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 micro - MMAGR08GUDCA-DB
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra labelled as 20MB/s (BI11321422083D)
    • 8GB SDHC-I Class 6 Ultra labelled as 30MB/s (SDSDH2-008G-AC11)
      • requires updated Squeeze or Wheezy beta
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BI11017514367G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (B11209116254G) - Managed to get it working with raspbian R3 rpi_pisces_r3.zip however does not work with official squeeze nor Arch linux.
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (30MB/s HD Video) - working with new bootcode.bin. Confirmed on 2012-07-10 for Debian Squeeze 2012-04-19 and Arch Linux 2012-06-13 images (BI1130916254G).
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Ultra(30MB/s) (SDSDU-008G-U46) - Works with stock debian6-19-04-2012 or raspbian images but not with OpenELEC r11212 (works with OpenELEC r11493)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme Pro (95MB/s UHS-I) (SDSDXPA-008G-X46) - Works with stock 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4 - Preinstalled with Raspbian Wheezy Linux. (from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store)
    • 16GB SDGC Class 4 (SDSDB-016G-B35) - working with bootcode.bin. Confirmed on 2012-07-15 for Debian Squeeze 2012-04-19
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (30MB/s) (BL1133921933G) - Work with OpenELEC r11324
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Ultra(30MB/s) (SDSDU-016G-U46) - Work with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image. Gave Kernel Panic with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image. Worked fine with Wheezy image.
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (30MB/s HD Video) (SDSDX3-016G-X46) - Works with 2012-06-18-wheezy-beta.img and updated firmware (tested 2012-07-02)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 Ultra (30MB/s) - Works with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (45MB/s U1) (BL1203322025G) - Doesn't work with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image, but does work with freshly compiled kernel
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme Pro (95MB/s UHS-I) (SDSDXPA-016G-A75) - Doesn't work with stock debian6-19-04-2012 image, but does work with freshly compiled kernel
    • 32GB SDHC Class 4
    • 32GB SDHC Class 4 - Preinstalled with Raspbian Wheezy Linux. (from The Pi Hut's Raspberry Pi Store)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 6
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (45 MB/s UHS-I) (SDSDX-032G-X46) - works with arch-04-29-image and latest firmware (booting problems without firmware update)
    • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Extreme (45 MB/s UHS-I) (SDSDX-064G-X46) - works with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 2
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 4
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 2
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 4
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 6 Mobile Ultra (SDSDQY-008G-U46A) working with the latest firmware, won`t reboot when it`s hot
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 10 Mobile Ultra (SDSDQUA-016G-U46A) working with the latest firmware
    • 32GB microSDHC Class 4 (SDSDQM-032G-B35)
    • 64GB microSDXC Class 6 Mobile Ultra (SDSDQY-064G-A11A) (boots up much more consistently with latest firmware)
  • Silicon Power
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 6 (SP004GBSTH006V10-SP)
    • 8GB microSDHC Class 10 (S608G1202)
    • 16GB microSDHC Class 10 (SP016GBSDH010V10)
  • Sony
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SF-4B4) (Write 6MB/s, Read 20MB/s)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (SF-4N4)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (Write 11.8MB/s, Read 17.4MB/s)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (SF-32NX/TQ) (Max read speed of ~94MB/s, min write speed of ~10MB/s) - Works with archlinuxarm-29-04-2012 dd image with latest firmware update (as of 10-06-2012)
  • Strontium
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (SD-T08G 1045 US6923 G (White Shell - SKU 8 886450 703492))
  • Super Talent
    • 32GB Secure Digital High Capacity SDHC Card (Class 10), Model SDHC32-C10 SKU: 116-557-001 (works with Raspbmc RC4 and 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian))
  • TakeMS
  • TDK
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (1008WW5261B)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (80-56-10275-004G,Debian works BUT mmc0 errors when booting Fedora)
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 4 (80-56-10301-004G)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (S404G1113) - Works with Debian Wheezy (2012-06-18 beta), not tried latest OpenELEC yet.
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 - Works with Raspbian 2012-07-15
    • Sandisk 64GB Class 10 Ultra SDXC UHS-I FFP (3A114807)
  • Toshiba
    • 8GB mircoSDHC SD-C08GJ(BL3A
  • Transcend
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 - we've found these to work without any errors and offer reasonable performance
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (TS4GSDHC4 - BH1130821915G)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (TS4GSDHC6) - no problems. (does not work with Raspbmc as of 6/1/12)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 10 (TS4GSDHC10E)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 (TS8GSDHC4) (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD08G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0) - works with both Debian "squeezy" and Raspbian "wheezy" distributions.
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (~5.8 MB/s read/write following RPi_Performance#SD_card)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (TS8GSDHC6-P2 - MMBFG08GWACA-M6)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (TS8GSDHC10) Transcend 8G class 10
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 (TS16GSDHC6)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (TS16GSDHC10)(TS16GSDHC10E)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (TS32GSDHC10)(TS32GSDHC10E)
    • 64GB SDXC Class 10 (TS64GSDXC10)
  • Verbatim
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (43961)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (43962)
    • 32GB SDHC Class 6 (44032)
  • Traveler
    • 4GB High Speed Memory Card - no class mentioned. No problems. Tested with Raspbian.
  • Veho (http://www.veho-uk.com)
    • 8Gb "Ultra Fast" Class 6. (man:0x00001b oem:0x534d name:00000 hwrev:0x1 fwrev:0x0) 7.8Mb/s. Slow but tested with Arch Linux.
  • W Photo (Walgreens photo)
    • 1GB SD memory card. Works with raspbmc, have not tested others.
    • 2GB SD memory card. Works with raspbian, not tested with others.

Known good (and pre-loaded) cards will be available for sale from RS and element14 at a later date (TBA).

Problem SD Cards

Make sure that you buy your card from a reliable source. There are many cheap Chinese copies of (brand name) SD-Cards on the market, [35] in addition they are often mislabeled as having greater capacity than they really have. For example they might be sold as being 4GB, but are actually 2GB (or even less).

There were initially issues with most Class 10 SDHC cards, apparently due to a bug in the Broadcom bootloader.[36]

This seems to have been fixed in sdhci.c: [37] Further feedback will be useful.

If you add an SD card here, please also mention the kernel date and the date you tried it. This allows people to estimate how likely it is that a driver-fix in the kernel has been fixed. (i.e. I think some/most of the cards here work fine now, because a problem in the kernel driver has been fixed).

  • Acumem
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (many errors on 6/7/2012)
  • Adata
    • 2GB Speedy (MMAGF02GWMCA -NA)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 - Sometimes boots
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 (Possibly SD5MY168G0, label with gold <> black gradient) - Doesn't boot
  • Agfa
    • 16GB MicroSDHC class 6 (as written on SD-Adapter, MicroSD card itself no-name? ENAAJK121960): mixed results, such a card was working on another RPi
  • Amazon Basics
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 (many errors on 6/7/2012)
  • Delkin Devices
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 "Delkin pro" -- Note: works with Fedora Beefy Miracle 17
  • GSkill
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10
  • Integral
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 Ultima Pro (SH016GAA2BB)
    • 4GB SDHC class 4 (S404G1115)
  • Kingston
    • 2GB SD looks like this - boots the kernel, but damages the filesystem.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 - Boots kernel but won't run init (times out)
    • 8GB/Go SDHC Class 10 - SD10V/8GB Very slow writing images to card and then either won't boot, or boots very slowly
    • 16GB SDHC Class 4 (SDC4/16GB17) - Device does not recognize it
  • Memory2GO
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (S404G1029) - I/O Errors leading to Kernel Panic on startup.
  • Micro Center
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 — hasn't worked with any of the images I've tried; appears to be completely unrecognized
  • MyMemory.com
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10
  • Optima
    • 8GB SDHC Class 4 - Does not boot with Raspbian Wheezy 2012-07-15
  • Panasonic
  • Patriot
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 (PS8GSDHC10-BC) - repeatable corruption after 1 or 2 reboots with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 (PSF8GSDHC10)
  • Platinum
    • 8GB SDHC Class 8 (O08G840 M3100487 TW)
  • PNY
    • 8GB Optima SDHC 120 HD Class 4 SD-K08G 0928 WF3673 - mmc -110 errors at init time on 6/12/12
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 Professional (P-SDHC32G10-EF) from play.com (mmc0 timeout with Debian, error -84 whilst initialising sd card with Fedora and QtonPi. Arch seems to work, gets to the login prompt)
    • 2GB card SD-M02G
  • Polaroid
    • 16GB SDHC C10 (P-SDHC16GB10-EFPOL) - mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt on debian6-19-04-2012
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 233x - mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt, Sometimes does not boot, kernel panic, ...
  • Reekin
    • 4Gb HighSpeed SH4GC6M16MIN9C0812TE (old) don't boot ! (11/07/2012)
  • Samsung
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (MB-SS4G MBSS4GMBDDBA-DD) doesn't boot with 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian - OK light partially lit.
    • 32GB SDHC Class 10 (MB-SSBGA, MBSSBGVEOBGA-SH) does not work with Debian Squeeze (debian6-19-04-2012: mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt), but works fine with Debian Wheezy
  • SanDisk
    • 2GB SD Extreme III (BE0722702998D) (man:0x000003 oem:0x5344 name:SD02G hwrev:0x8 fwrev:0x0) - tested with Raspbian (build 2012-07-15) and Raspbmc installer (build 2012-07-13)
    • 2GB SD (BE0916214253D)
    • 2GB Ultra || 15MB/s (BE0828713280D)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 2 - Debian and xbmc boot, but fedora gets a lot of mmc0 note long write sync errors and then hc_xfer_timeout errors at the login prompt.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 2 "Limited Edition" (8H825413279G) - Error -110 whilst initialising sd card
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (BH1030216016G) - Doesn't boot.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 4 (BH1031116016G) - Doesn't boot.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 Extreme (BH0822411730D)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 Extreme III (30 MB/s) (BH0822712362G)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (SDSDX-004G-X46) (30 MB/s HD Video) doesn't boot (also not with new kernel.img and start.elf 17-06-2012 or "wheezy"-beta)
    • 4GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (30 MB/s HD Video) (Doesn't boot) - Works with new kernel.img and start.elf [38]
    • 4GB microSDHC Class 6 Mobile Ultra (tried 15-06-2012 with kernel 19-04-2012) error -84 transferring data, kernel panic: no init found
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (B11201421964G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (SDSDH-008G-U46 - BI1131222083D) - Boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt ) see update from andrew.blake
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra labelled as 30MB/s (BI1208721965G)) - Boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt )
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra labelled as 30MB/s SDSRH-008G-A11 - Boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt )
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra labelled as 30MB/s SDSDH-008G-T11 - Boots kernel but won't run init ( debian6-19-04-2012: mmc timeout waiting for interrupt ) , but works fine with Debian Wheezy on 6/22/12
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra I (BI1201221964G) - Boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt )
    • 8GB SDHC Class 6 Extreme (BI1101116253G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BI1108716254G)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BI1201416254G) - Still doesn't work with Debian Wheezy beta (2012-06-18)
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BI1201516254G) [amazon.co.uk]+amazon.fr
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (BI1200916252D/SDSDX-008G-X46) - Tried with Debian "Squeeze"(19/04/2012), Debian "Wheezy"(18/06/2012) and Arch Linux(13/06/2012). None works. With Debian "Wheezy" Green LED stays ON continuously, with the other two it turns on very faint.
    • 8GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme Pro- Works with updated kernel/firmware, stock debian6-19-04-2012 boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt )
    • 16GB SDHC Class 10 Extreme (30MB/s HD Video) (SDSDX3-016G-X46) - Doesn't boot with debian6-19-04-2012.img, or newer firmware (tested 2012-06-17).
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra (BL1202021933G)
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 Ultra I (BL1205921933G) - Boots kernel but won't run init ( mmc timeout waiting for interrupt )
  • Silicon Power
    • 32GB SDHC Class 6 (LS2N732GQON03ASP) - boots debian6-19-04-2012.img, but frequent slow response / system hangs.
  • TDK
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (S404G1041) - Tried (end May 2012) with new kernel.img and start.elf [39] but still won't run init.
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6 (S404G1046) [Barcode: 4 902030 784447] - Tried (4th June 2012) with debian6-19-04-2012.img and with replacement kernel.img and start.elf from github [40] but still got 'Error -84' and 'Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found'
  • Transcend
    • 2GB MicroSD (MMAGR02GUECA-MB) - reads fine initially after image was written on a PC, gives mmc0 timeout errors reading back data after writing a large amount (in this case with 'pacman -Syu'). Still seems to work, but is *very* slow after this happens, even across reboots.
    • 32GB MicroSD (TS32GUSDHC4) - Doesn't boot.
    • 2GB SD (6451AG 2G O2DS1)
  • Veho
    • 4GB SDHC Class 6
  • Verbatim
    • 16GB SDHC Class 6 (47178) - Raspbian Pisces RC3 - boots, but after login: mmc timeout waiting for interrupt
    • 8GB microSD Class 10 (44012) - ArchLinux - boots, but after system update develops segmentation faults

The usual warnings against less reputable sellers (such as Ebay merchants) apply.

Note that the following error is sometimes accompanied with a non-working SD card after booting (on Debian):

mmc0: timeout waiting for hardware interrupt


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