SD image appears larger than it is
matchaman last edited by
I just created an image from my SD card which is 128GB but the data is only about 40GB.
Strangely enough, the image appears to be 128GB so I'm curious if there would be a problem with Win32 Disk Imager to write the image onto a 64GB card.
Would it be OK? I got a popup from Win32DI stating that the extra space appears to include data :(
@matchaman an image is always the whole card, not the 'data' part.
you could use something like https://github.com/Drewsif/PiShrink to shrink it. i've never tried...
jonnykesh last edited by
@matchaman An image is exactly that. A snapshot of the complete file structre including all data AND blank space. As was said, you would need to use a disk management tool to shrink the image and remove some empty space in order to fit onto a smaller card. Again, I've never done this myself.