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X828 support stack one or multiple 2.5 SATA HDDs/SSDs
X828 metal case
X828 support stack one or multiple 2.5 SATA HDDs/SSDs


The X828 is a stackable 2.5" SATA HDD expansion board focused on providing a bigger storage solution for your Raspberry Pi B/2B/3B/3B+/4B. The board is a great way to give a desktop look, as you can connect multiple external hard drivers without having them "hanging" from the USB ports of your SBC.

Knowing that our users might need more USB entrances, we added to extra USB 3.1 Gen1 ports to the X828, so the user can connect keyboards, USB sticks or even other external HDDs.

If you are looking for building a Media Center or even a Network-attached storage (NAS), the X828 will be a good choice for you. You will be able to separate one hard disk only for operating system and the rest for media, games...etc.


  • Do not power your Raspberry Pi via the Pi's 40-pin header and micro-USB socket at the same time.
  • To avoid power shortage, it is recommended to use a power supply for every 3 X828 boards.
  • One X828 board can install one 2.5 inch SATA HDD / SSD, please select the corresponding number of X828 boards according to the number of hard disks you want to stack

For Use with

  • Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+

Operating System

  • All Raspberry Pi operating systems


  • Ideal storage solution for Raspberry Pi - Stackable 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD Shield
  • Supports one or multiple 2.5 SATA HDDs/SSDs working at the same time(depending on the number of X828 boards you stack)
  • Supports up to 4TB 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (HDD) / solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Supports operating system installation and booting from your HDD/SSD*
  • Provides additional 3 USB3.1 Gen1 ports for Raspberry Pi,and integrated USB 3.1 Gen1 to SATA 6Gb/s bridge controller
  • Function to power the RPI via XH2.54 only needing a single power supply
  • Function to power the stackable X828 via USB3 Male-to-male cable only needing a single power supply
  • USB3.1 Gen1 5Gb/s connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Raspberry Pi 4
  • USB2.0 480Mb/s connectivity offers plug-and-play functionality on your Raspberry Pi 3
  • Quick file transfer with high-speed USB3.1 5Gb/s connectivity from a PC or a Mac
  • Specially-made ultra short USB3.1 cable to connect with Raspberry Pi and stackable X828 boards
  • LED blue indicator indicates drive status
  • 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 safe power management
  • Fully compatible with X765 for powering over Ethernet (POE, 5V 4A)
  • Fully compatible with X705, X725 for uninterruptible power supply (18650 UPS, 5.1V 8A)
  • PCB Size 107.5mm x 85mm

Power Supply Requirement

Ports & Connectors

  • DC jack - 5.5x2.5mm
  • USB socket - USB 3.0 type A
  • Power connector - XH2.54 2-pin
  • SATA socket - 7+15P Female

Installation Guide

X828 Installation Video: https://youtu.be/FrxMfug1Zmk

X828 Installation Guide


Packing List

  • X828 HDD/SSD expansion board x 1
  • USB 3.0 A Male to A-Male Data cable x 1
  • 2-Pin Power Connection Wire x 1
  • Power daughter board x 1
  • Spacer F/F M2.5 x 13mm x 4
  • Spacer F/F M2.5 x 15mm x 4
  • Spacer M/F M2.5 x 25mm x 4
  • Spacer M/F M2.5 x 11mm x 1
  • Screw M2.5 x 5mm x 12
  • Screw M3 x 6mm x 2


Please refer to: How to boot your Raspberry Pi 3 from the X8 series

Does the X828 support USB boot


1. Is it possible to use stacked X828 boards in a RAID configuration?

A: X828 can support multiple HDDs working at the same time but not test it in the RAID configuration.

2. Does this X828 board support HDDs with more than 4TB?

A: Yes, the X828 board can support HDDs more than 4TB.

Match Metal Case for X828

Please refer to X828 Case

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