Raspberry Pi - 8GB SD Card

This is an 8GB micro SDHC card that is pre-installed with the Raspbian operating system for the Raspberry Pi. This SD card and adapter is perfect for a Raspberry Pi first timer or beginner while still providing convenience for anyone with more experience with the platform. This little card allows you to start using your Raspberry Pi straight out of the box without worrying about imaging it on your own.

Note: The software on this card is compatible with all Raspberry Pi Model A, A+, B, B+, and RPi2 boards.

Note: This SD Card used to contain NOOBS, a system image with six different Linux based operating systems including, Archlinux, OpenELEC, Pidora, RaspBMC, Raspbian and RiscOS. Unfortunately our supplier has removed each operating system except for Raspbian. A link to download NOOBS can be found in the Documents section below.

  • 1x 8GB MicroSD Card (Raspbian Pre-Installed)
  • 1x MicroSD to SD Adapter

Raspberry Pi - 8GB SD Card Product Help and Resources

MicroSD Shield and SD Breakout Hookup Guide

March 25, 2015

Adding external storage in the form of an SD or microSD card can be a great addition to any project. Learn how in this hookup guide for the microSD shield and SD breakout boards.

How to Use Remote Desktop on the Raspberry Pi with VNC

July 9, 2018

Use RealVNC to connect to your Raspberry Pi to control the graphical desktop remotely across the network.


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  • horacio.conde / about 7 years ago / 3

    Will this version of Raspbian work with the RPi2?

    • Member #106205 / about 7 years ago / 2

      Nope! I thought it would. The SD card works, but you need to reformat the card and install NOOBS from scratch (which sort of defeats the purpose of buying it preinstalled…).

  • Member #106205 / about 7 years ago / 2

    I bought this along with my new RPi2 (Model B) and the software preinstalled on this product fails to boot. All I saw after connecting everything was the default rainbow screen. If you also see the rainbow screen for more than a few seconds, and booting doesn't progress, then you may need to reformat the SD card, download a fresh copy of the latest NOOBS, and install it on the card. That worked for me.

  • Member #322079 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Has anyone else tried running the installed Pygames and found they crash in Python 2.X and don't run in 3.X?

    I believe this is due to the pygames library being installed in the Python 2.X instead of 3.x. Pygame I am pretty certain (according to Al Sweigart - http://inventwithpython.com/chapter1.html) needs to be a library in Python 3.X.

    Not sure how best to fix this. Can I maybe change code in the games to point to the library? Or learn Linux file move commands and move library?

    Any thought, comments or suggestions are most welcome.

  • Member #331976 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Do(es) the config.txt file(s) force HDMI output? I've been having some trouble getting my B+ to put out a signal (what kind of person makes an image for the B+ expecting composite out, anyway?)

  • KristopherUmbarger / about 8 years ago / 1

    Will the version of raspian work with the B+ or will an update be needed?

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A blank card would have served me as well

I would have been better off using a blank card. I used my Raspberry Pi without a display, and quickly found out that the distro chooser on this card seems to require a display.

No complaints at all about the SD card - just its contents.

In future I'll buy a blank microSD card and load it with the distro I want.

Sorry to hear that this didn't fit your needs. It's still a great card for people needing a pre-installed version of NOOBS operating system for the Raspberry Pi. Happy hacking

Didn't boot on my RPi B+

I have no idea why this product didn't work for me but it just didn't do nuthin'. It seems to have the "right" partition structure if you view it on a USB dongle on a Linux machine. My only suspicion is that the package I got was labeled for the RPi 2 with no mention of the B+, so maybe I got the wrong thing.

As per the previous reviewer, if you have a Linux box and a reasonable internet connection you can get a generic SD card and easily download the Rasbian you need from the Raspi site for less $$ -- as long as you can live without the cute RPi logoed adapter.