DietPi OS stats & comparison

See resource usage and performance stats of DietPi images, and compare those against other Debian-based distributions:

Commands to derive data

You may also run our comparison script to test and print the values right on your system.

StatCommand
Disk usagefindmnt -no USED / # + /boot + /boot/efi
RAM usagefree -th | mawk '/^Total:/{print $3}'
Pre-installed packagesdpkg --get-selections | wc -l
Running processesecho $(( $(pstree -Ta | wc -l) - 3 ))
Boot durationsystemd-analyze | mawk '{print $(NF-1)" "$NF;exit}'
Temporary files in RAMfindmnt -no FSTYPE /tmp
Logs in RAMfindmnt -no FSTYPE /var/log
SSH pre-installedss -tulpn | grep ':22'

DietPi vs Raspberry Pi OS Lite (32-bit)

on Raspberry Pi 2
StatDietPiDietPi/Raspberry Pi OS [%]Raspberry Pi OS
RAM usage26Mi72%36Mi
Running processes1050%20
Disk usage596.2M49%1.2G
Pre-installed packages22347%475
Boot duration17.881s73%24.553s
Temporary files in RAMYesNo
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesOptional
Download size174.950.885 bytes38%463.405.209 bytes
Image size1.071.456.256 bytes57%1.866.465.280 bytes
Build date2021-03-252021-01-11

DietPi vs Raspberry Pi OS Lite (64-bit)

on Raspberry Pi 4
StatDietPiDietPi/Raspberry Pi OS [%]Raspberry Pi OS
RAM usage42Mi58%74Mi
Running processes1139%28
Disk usage531 MiB41%1292 MiB
Pre-installed packages22849%461
Boot duration14.856s73%18.560s
Temporary files in RAMYesNo
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesOptional
Download size135.621.217 bytes33%405.826.358 bytes
Image size889.331.712 bytes49%1.816.133.632 bytes
Build date2021-04-222021-05-07

DietPi vs Armbian (server image)

on NanoPi R2S
StatDietPiDietPi/Armbian [%]Armbian
RAM usage60Mi63%96Mi
Running processes1144%25
Disk usage580 MiB42%1379 MiB
Pre-installed packages22548%466
Boot duration16.732s95%17.546s
Temporary files in RAMYesYes
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesYes
Download size132.148.481 bytes34%389.250.660 bytes
Image size800.428.032 bytes42%1.883.242.496 bytes
Build date2021-04-022021-05-07

DietPi vs Armbian (server image)

on Odroid C4
StatDietPiDietPi/Armbian [%]Armbian
RAM usage129Mi65%198Mi
Running processes1234%35
Disk usage521.9M36%1.4G
Pre-installed packages21646%466
Boot duration16.528s108%15.342s
Temporary files in RAMYesYes
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesYes
Download size161.822.824 bytes44%364.990.872 bytes
Image size1.148.600.320 bytes67%1.702.887.424 bytes
Build date2021-01-082021-05-07

DietPi vs Armbian (server image)

on NanoPi NEO3
StatDietPiDietPi/Armbian [%]Armbian
RAM usage59Mi60%98Mi
Running processes1142%26
Disk usage575 MiB40%1432 MiB
Pre-installed packages21446%466
Boot duration16.364s86%18.966s
Temporary files in RAMYesYes
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesYes
Download size136.345.663 bytes35%385.147.832 bytes
Image size795.869.184 bytes42%1 883 242 496 bytes
Build date2020-08-292021-05-07

DietPi vs Debian (server image)

on Odroid C4
StatDietPiDietPi/Debian [%]Debian
RAM usage129Mi96%134Mi
Running processes1267%18
Disk usage521.9M71%725.4M
Pre-installed packages21694%231
Boot duration16.528s24%1min 8.115s
Temporary files in RAMYesNo
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesYes
Download size161.822.824 bytes135%119.896.092 bytes
Image size1.148.600.320 bytes107%1.074.790.400 bytes
Build date2021-01-082021-05-06

DietPi vs Debian (server image)

on x86_64 PC
StatDietPiDietPi/Debian [%]Debian
RAM usage112Mi103%109Mi
Running processes1381%16
Disk usage755.2M67%1.1G
Pre-installed packages23772%328
Boot duration11.569s374%3.090s
Temporary files in RAMYesNo
Logs in RAMYesNo
SSH pre-installedYesYes
Download size608.374.862 bytes135%353.370.112 bytes
Build date2020-09-172021-03-19