U-Console with 8gb or 4gb module?

Crew, sorry for disturb you but I want to know if the u-console can support a pi module with 8gb ram or 4gb ram?

Lite version of course :smiley: !

Have a lovely day crew!

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I do believe it can.

To the best of my knowledge, it is supported. May try it myself in the future, if I can get one… :smiley:

Assuming the uConsole CM4 adapter is the same as the one for the DevTerm, a CM4108000 (8GB lite w/WiFI) works great. I have two of these modules. One is in my DevTerm. The other is being used elsewhere while I wait for my uConsole to arrive.

I bought an 8gb cm4 and a little screen to get gentoo built for the uconsole while i wait for it to arrive. When my 4gb uconsole comes, I’ll probably put the 4gb cm4 in that chassis and use itas a binhost so i dont need to compile on the uconsole.

@trademark91 that sounds cool… I am thinking into make a full sensor-sea device and use it as a terminal to connect to everything using 4G or internet and run calculation and visaulizations from the console and you gave me a cool idea… perhaps can dismount the CM4 8Gb and use it then external program on it and then mount it at the console?.

It should work, I’m hoping to buy 8GB CM4 with eMMC and flash the OS there for improved disk performance.

I lucked out and managed to get an 8GB RAM / 32GB eMMC CM4 and it works great in my uConsole, you shouldn’t have any issues.

Make sure you get the official I/O board too so you can flash the eMMC. Can’t be done on-device. If you do use the eMMC to boot, you can’t use the microsd for additional storage. Limitation of the hardware from what I understand, it’s either one or the other.

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What you mean by the official IO? it comes with the uconsole? or need to be bough separately?

The CM4 adapter board can not program the eMMC. You need to purchase a separate board I/O board for that. If you get the light version without eMMC, you just use the SD card and don’t need it. Note with eMMC you can’t use an SD card for extra storage. The real advantage of the eMMC is that it is much faster than the SD card.

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So will need to get 39 use more XD for the ClockworkPi v3.14… welp if it helps its not bad at all!.

Is it much faster? I’ve been curious.

I’d love to see some kind of speed test comparing SD to eMMC. I was able to get a lite version and I like being able to actually use the SD for storage (and have 64GB+ storage). But I’m still curious about the speed differences.

Adding on to what markatInk said, it’s this one specifically: https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/compute-module-4-io-board/

That’s about the only way you can flash the eMMC in the CM4, at least with the Clockwork devices.

Bonus with the I/O board is that you can also play with clones like the Radxa CM3 and SOQUARTZ, so it’s not like it’s a single-use tool.

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I don’t have a CM4 lite to test with, but here’s a quick and dirty eMMC dd result:


I have heard that it is quite a bit faster, that would be faster boot times also. I have a Radxa with eMMC on it. Disk I/O is like 3 or 4x the speed of an SD card.

Love it!. I am to use to my data transfers to be fast I suppose fast access to the system would allow faster apps and calculations to be made when writing and reading data from the storage. There is also the point about live calculation wit h incoming data… would love to see how to play with the cores on that, sadly we have only 4 u.u.

After 8 you might need and RTG with that I suppose XD!.

Thanks. Here’s what I get on my DevTerm (my uConsole hasn’t arrived yet).

So at least compared to my card, it looks like eMMC is about 20MB/s faster in this test.

That’s surprisingly better than I expected. Part of me is wishing I went with the lite for the hotswap and overall better capacity, but also the market is still very much “get what you can for retail” with CM4s. :laughing:

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Appreciate the results. I have a high end micro SD Somewhere which I’ll test as well and post results here.

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