Is there or were there ever any Raspberry Pi with "full sized" (non-micro) SD card?

I've been reading a number of articles on SD cards issues for RPi, namely:

And I found a number of photographs showing "piece of electronics" with full sized SD card:

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I was wondering, if there is any RPi-marked equipment (since both authors of both articles talks about RPi) that uses full-sized SD card? Or is this just an misunderstanding / misinterpretation on my side (or wrong picture used to depict blog post) and these images are in fact not showing any Raspberry Pi model.

If these are no RPi, can anyone by any chance figure out what kind of "electronics" it is that is using full-sized SD cards?

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    Mais non, @SteveRobillard -- the first one with a micro SD card model wise is the 1A/B + (I just learned this).
    – goldilocks
    Jan 11, 2023 at 14:38

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Those are the original model 1B (initially just "the model B") -- yes, they used a full size SD card.

I was not aware (or possibly, had forgotten) that the "final revision" of the 1B is the 1B+, which uses a micro SD card amongst other improvements (eg., the current 40 pin GPIO header, vs. the 26 pin on the original).

These differences are detailed on the Rpi .com site (under "Specifications"). This is sort of good news for me as I am keeping my 1Bs, which presumably aren't being made anymore, packed with anti-static bubble wrap in a remote freezer in hopes they will be worth big bucks by the time I retire ;)

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    By your freezer you just mean outside the back door right? Jan 11, 2023 at 15:50
  • This leads me to a question, if it is possible to get 1B (for full-sized SD card) anywhere in the world (except your freezer)? The answer probably is: "no". Even "the Foundation" says that it was replaced in 2014 and doesn't have it in its stock list.
    – trejder
    Jan 11, 2023 at 17:12
  • I can't imagine that there is, especially after the past year or so of exorbitant supply-chain-woes pi pricing. @SteveRobillard Actually it is a nanofridge I keep in a safe deposit box -- just have to go check it and replace the batteries every 6 weeks.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 11, 2023 at 17:33
  • Last time I visited OfficeWorks I noticed they were still selling full size SD Cards. Never used one with a Pi - I have about 20 SD Card adapters. On my model B on the odd occasions I power it up I use a micro adapter which mounts sideways on the Pi and doesn't hang out past the board. This used to be a common source of failure.
    – Milliways
    Jan 11, 2023 at 22:00
  • NOTE there NEVER was a 1B or 1B+ this is an anachronism. The Raspberry Pi Model B was released 29th Feb 2012, upgraded to 512MB on 15th Oct 2012 and Raspberry Pi Model B+ released on 14th Jul 2014
    – Milliways
    Jan 12, 2023 at 10:17

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