Block size for balenaEtcher

Is there a way to specify the transfer block size in Etcher?

For example, with the Linux dd command, we can specify ‘bs’: dd if=imageName of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

If we can’t specify it, can you tell me what block size we default to?

Thank you.

Hi @tester,

I reached out to the maintainers of Etcher to ask this.

I don’t see an option in Etcher interface to specify the block size. I guess we use the default value of OS. That would be 512 bytes for Linux.


Etcher writes in 1MiB blocks, this is not configurable.

Ok, thank you. I can try this using ‘count’ when I dd off the USB. Thanks again