Supported Raspberry Pi Models
|Raspberry Pi 1 A+||<512 MB||ARMv6|
|Raspberry Pi 1 B+||512 MB||ARMv6|
|Raspberry Pi Zero||512 MB||ARMv6|
|Raspberry Pi Zero W||512 MB||ARMv6|
|Raspberry Pi 2 B||1 GB||ARMv7|
|Raspberry Pi 3 B||1 GB||ARMv8|
|Raspberry Pi 3 B+||1 GB||ARMv8|
|Raspberry Pi 4 B||1 GB||ARMv8|
|Raspberry Pi 400||4 GB||ARMv8|
|Raspberry Pi 2|
|Raspberry Pi 3 B|
|Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|Raspberry Pi 4|
Note that the experience with models with 1 GB of RAM may be hampered by memory pressure and increase wear on SD cards due to swapping.
armhf or arm64?
Good question! This is answered on our Raspberry Pi Download page.
Memory and Storage Statistics for 18.04
Memory pressure is reasonable using the
armhf images (~350MB at idle)
but quite tight on the
arm64 images (~490MB at idle). As always,
microSDHC I/O throughput is a bottleneck on the Raspberry PPi so don’t
gimp your Raspberry Pi by cheaping out on poor performing microSDHC
cards. We used the Samsung EVO Plus 32 GB microSDHC UHS-I U1
and Kingston 64 GB microSDXC Canvas Go Plus
during the testing of these images and they significantly better
performance than most other microSDHC cards we’ve tried.
But don’t take our word for it.
You’ll need a microSD card which is 8GB or greater to fit the image. The file system will automatically resize to occupy the unallocated space of the microSD card.