Since we released RasPiKey, we received a lot of inquires about variety with bigger storage capacity. Now the 32GB RasPiKey is finally here!
Not much really, only the storage capacity is doubled comparing to the 16GB variety. The 32GB variety has the same read/write performance, because it uses the eMMC chip from the same family (16GB RasPiKey uses Samsung KLMAG1JETD-B041 while 32GB RasPiKey uses KLMBG2JETD-B041).
Besides checking the marks on the chip, you can also tell which one is 32GB from its packaging. The 32GB RasPiKey comes with a blue lanyard (16GB has black one) and it has “32GB” printed on the label on its antistatic bag.
Bootloader and OS Version
Raspberry Pi 3B+ or earlier models of Raspberry Pi all supports RasPiKey directly.
Newly produced Raspberry Pi 4B has rather new bootloader, which can directly recognise RasPiKey. However if your Raspberry Pi 4B is from older batch, you may need to upgrade bootloader. Both 16GB and 32GB RasPiKey has necessary files to upgrade bootloader for your Raspberry Pi 4B.
Since today (2020.1.7), all our RasPiKey have files that allow you to upgrade boot loader to version “c305221a6d7e532693cc7ff57fddfc8649def167” (released on 3rd September 2020).
Since today (2020.1.7), all our RasPiKey have flashed Raspbian (Raspberry Pi OS) disk image released on 2nd December 2020.
You can of course install different version of OS into RasPiKey, just like you did on a normal SD card. Please don’t forget to backup those handy applications for WiFi and SSH settings, if you want to use them after installing new OS.
Price and Where to Buy?
32GB RasPiKey’s retail price is 720 CZK (about 27.54EUR / 24.96GBP / 33.98USD ).
You can order it from our e-shop or you may be able to order it from our resellers soon.