X856

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X856
X856
X856
X856
X856

Overview

The X856 mSATA SSD Shield expansion board is updated by X855, it provides a complete storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, only mSATA interface SDD hard disk is suitable for X856 mSATA SSD extension board; Support up to 1TB mSATA solid-state drive (SSD); With this module, user can build a mobile hard disk with a mSATA SSD for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

Features

For Use With Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
Operating System All Raspberry Pi operating systems
Key Features
  • Supports up to 1TB mSATA solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Ideal storage solution for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B only
  • Allows booting OS from your SSD for faster app opens, web serving and file copying, a microSD card is required for forcing the Raspbian OS to use the SSD for its "root" partition
  • USB 3.1 Gen1( Support USB 3.0) to SATA 6Gb/s Bridge Controller
  • Quick file transfer with high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity from a PC or a Mac
  • USB bus-powered, No additional AC adapter required
  • Ultra compact size
  • Specially-made USB3.1 jumper to connect with Raspberry Pi - no additional cables needed
  • Mounting holes and standoffs provide mechanical stability of the Raspberry Pi and X825 assembly
  • Fully compatible with X735 for intelligent power management and cooling your Raspberry Pi
  • Fully compatible with X710 for wide input voltage (6~36V) and intelligent power management
  • Fully compatible with X765 for powering over Ethernet (POE, 5V 5A)
  • Fully compatible with X725 for uninterruptible power supply (18650 UPS, 5.1V 8A, WOL)
Power Supply I/O ports
  • - Power supply: 5Vdc +/-5% , Powered via Pi's USB port
  • 5Vdc via micro-USB socket
  • - Ports & Connectors: USB socket - USB 3.0 type A x1
  • 52P Mini PCI-E mSATA slot x1
  • - PCB Size 85mm x 56mm
Notes
  • A microSD card is required for forcing the Raspbian OS to use the HDD/SSD for its "root" partition
  • WARNING:

Do not power your Raspberry Pi via the Pi's 40-pin header and type-C socket at the same time.

Packing List

  • X856 mSATA SSD shield x 1
  • USB3.1 jumper x 1
  • Screw M2.5 *6mm x 6
  • Spacer M/F M2.5 *12mm x 4
  • Spacer F/F M2.5 *8mm x 4

Installation Guide

X856 installation Guide

Document

  1. Please refer to: How to Run Raspberry Pi 4 or 3 Off an SSD or Flash Drive
  2. Tutorial – How to Initialize, Partition and Format a Brand New SSD in Windows
  3. Setting the permissions for your HDD /SDD in Raspbian
sudo chown pi:pi /media/pi/<HARD-DRIVE-LABEL> location
-Change the owner to pi and all users should have full r/w/x permissions
sudo chmod 777 /media/pi/<HARD-DRIVE-LABEL> location
-Make your HDD/SSD readable, writable and executable by everyone

FAQ

Q1: Does the X856 support USB boot?

Please refer to Does the X825/X855 support USB boot

Q2: What msata SSD is recommend?

It is not recommend use Samsung brand SSD, and you can choose other brand that you like.

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